Haulage Exchange Warns Road Users as Spate of Robberies Hit Lorry Drivers

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Haulage exchange, (a company that fits lorry drivers to haulage loads) warns all lorry drivers on the roads to be vigilant about the risks on the road in light of current thefts.

Lorries transport many of our most important goods up and down the country. We trust lorry drivers with our food, luxury goods and essentials, and their safety is important to the continued supply of every product we buy. However, recent events have moved one of the UK's largest independent haulage exchanges to caution drivers. Lyall Cresswell, speaking for his company, Haulage Exchange, explains the company's comments:

"In the past few weeks and months, thefts from lorries have increased dramatically. One specific danger area is in lay-bys on the A1 near Lincoln."

He went on to explain that, according to the Police, most thefts took place between Colsterworth and Dry Doddington in Lincolnshire.

"This is a stretch of road where lorry drivers should be especially careful, and we are cautioning everyone about the threat."

In the short time since October this year there have been almost ten instances of haulage theft in the vicinity, with a series of goods stolen. This is an increasingly worrying problem, especially for independent haulage contractors and lorry drivers who are not part of the company whose loads they are in the care of. Police are revealing little about the thefts, and it is unclear how much information they have; they are appealing for motorists to be vigilant and to report strange activity. Calm and collected, Humble also answered those who questioned the company's decision to call attention to the problem.

"Some people say it is scaremongering. That's completely false. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of all road users. So far, none of these thefts have included violence against any of the lorry drivers that we know of. However, we are warning everyone involved in road haulage to be extra careful, particularly on this stretch of road, to make sure this situation never arises."

Haulage Exchange is warning all drivers to be aware at all times, and where possible stop over in areas with secure or semi-secure parking to lessen the danger.

About The Transport Exchange Group

With offices in London and Nottingham, The Transport Exchange group operate two of the largest haulage exchange in Great Britain. Haulage Exchange (http://www.haulageexchange.co.uk) is one of the UK's leading independent for haulage and haulage exchange in the 7.5 Tonne market and beyond, while its sister site, Courier Exchange (http://www.courierexchange.co.uk), is the UK's biggest exchange for express and same day movements and is now in its ninth year of trading.

Membership of the exchange is limited to accredited transport professionals, and offers them the chance to buy and sell domestic and international road transport industry services such as full loads, backloads, return loads, freight forwarding, and road haulage.

For more information, please contact Lyall Cresswell:

Haulage Exchange
Cumberland House
80 Scrubs Lane
NW10 6RF

+44 (0) 870 241 1472


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