Transiting Irish hauliers are well familiar with Lymm Truckwash Ltd, the longest standing truck wash in Europe, located at Lymm, in Cheshire, which has recently provided funding to UK National Policing unit, The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS), to support its efforts in resolving vehicle related crime.
The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, or NaVCIS, is a non-profit initiative that works to bridge the gap between policing and the industry by helping to disrupt criminality and protect communities harmed by vehicle finance crime or organised crime. In doing so, the specialist police capability works on behalf of the UK police service to develop and share intelligence that will help them detect offences and pursue offenders.
NaVCIS also manage a UK National Cargo database, NaVCIS Freight, to receive cargo crime notifications from a number of sources such as local police forces, industry professionals, hauliers, insurers and more.
Relying entirely on industry funding, Lymm Truckwash has now pledged to support the NavCIS Freight team and its Stop Cargo Crime campaign so the unit can continue to spread awareness that will help truckers report and stop cargo crime.
Laura Cardwell, Director of Lymm Truckwash, commented: “We are always looking to support our industry in every way possible and tackling driver issues such as cargo-related crime is of the upmost importance. Our support will ensure that NaVCIS can continue to work tirelessly to monitor notifications and reduce crime within our industry. As a business, we are keen to promote the NaVCIS Freight initiative to raise further awareness of the policing unit to the industry and hopefully create wider opportunity for funding so their work can continue.”
Lymm Truckwash washes more than 60,000 trucks a year for customers throughout the UK and across Europe, ranging from owner-drivers to major fleet operators such as DHL, Manfreight, BM Transport, Hoyer, XPO and GXO. Family-owned and managed, the business was first opened by husband-and-wife team John and Anne Cardwell in 1967. In 2014, daughter Laura Cardwell became a Director of the firm, later buying the business in 2018 when her parents retired.
In October, the business will be celebrating its third anniversary since their relocation to a new, purpose-built site at Poplar Park, just 100 metres from its previous base at Lymm Services, near Warrington. The relocation meant Lymm Truckwash could offer an even better experience for drivers with the installation of state-of-the-art equipment and point of sale system at a more convenient site.
Laura added: “It’s hard to believe three years have passed since our new site opening and we can’t thank our customers enough for their continued support during what have been such unprecedented times. The success of our new site has helped to secure the long-term future of our company’s staff and their families, as well provide drivers with a better all-round service.”
*Lymm Truckwash will also be celebrating National Lorry Week 2022 from the 24th – 28thOctober. The truck wash will be offering customers special goodie bags, delicious treats and industry advice all week.