RHA and Police combat freight crime

 14 Mar, 2014

RHA and Police combat freight crime

The relaunch of Truckpol

Truckpol has been relaunched following an agreement that the police, hauliers and others
will pass freight crime data on to the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS).

Truckpol, used to collate information and intelligence, was closed in 2012 due to a
withdrawal of funding from the Home Office but has now been relaunched after
the RHA campaigned to save it.

Whats new?

  • RHA members can report crimes against their business by using a new online service,
    which is supported by the police.
  • The easy-to-use reporting form is for both relatively minor crimes, such as fuel
    theft from tanks, to more serious incidents such as stolen vehicles and loads.
    Information goes immediately to Truckpol and the police, and members can
    request follow-up contact from the RHA.
  • The NBCS launch a freight and logistics crime desk which will be tasked to working
    with local constabularies to help UK businesses tackle freight and logistics
    crime and identify key hot spots and criminal trends through centralised and
    collective data sharing.

There have already been many instances where the NBCS has helped the UK business
community identify and prosecute prolific cross-border offenders. In one recent
case, intervention by the NBCS led to several arrests of cross border criminals
plus property worth £200,000 being recovered.

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