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Wheel supply industry to be monitored

By: Deborah Bates
10 May 2011

A senior government official will now monitor the wheel supply industry, Logistics Manager has confirmed.

The official, who was appointed by the department of transport, will help to "clamp down" on companies creating and supplying wheels for HGVs that may be defective.

This is great news for people in logistics companies jobs; specifically those out on the road delivering packages, as it will mean they can feel more secure in the vehicles that they travel in.

Reports have confirmed that it was the "efforts" of one MP, Paul Goggins, that sparked the move. He has been working hard to publicise the issues surrounding HGV wheel safety; even winning the Parliamentarian of the Month award as a result.

Pacts.org.uk revealed that Goggins became interested in the issue after being "alerted to the lack of an adequate system for checking and inspecting HGV wheels" by a member of his local constituency.

He recently made a statement regarding the news that an official had been designated to the cause, stating: "While tyres are closely monitored, wheels are not. With more and more imported HGV wheels coming into the UK and a growing market for second-hand wheels, it is time for the government to act."

"I welcome the minister's decision to appoint a senior official to follow up specific concerns reported by individuals and companies within the wheel industry."

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