The British International Freight Association is backing the campaign to save TruckPol, the dedicated road industry crime fighting unit in the UK.
The campaign, Fight Freight Crime, Save Truckpol, is being spearheaded Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association.
Coventry-based TruckPol is a national Police Intelligence Unit, which forms part of the national ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service which collates and disseminates statistical data and intelligence on road freight crime within the UK. Truck and freight crime is a constant drain on commerce, which is estimated to cost the UK economy up to £250 million per year.
BIFA chief Peter Quantrill said: “We back the RHA and FTA in their joint campaign to save TruckPol. The agency is too important to the safety and well being of the UK trucking industry that it simply cannot be allowed to be closed. Daily, trucks move up and down this country, carrying millions of pounds of cargo. Our Membership depends completely not only on their own drivers, but agency drivers and road haulage companies, to deliver their promises.”