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I met Dennis Bloomfield of Barking Motor Services and Enginering last week. No, I don't expect you know, him, unless you work around East London or the Middle East.
Dennis was one Of the pioneers who hired rented or leased units and trailers to " owner-drivers " heading for the Middle East. "We were also among the first to have our fingers burned," he told me.
But it is an ill wind . . . because Dennis, whose company was started by his grandfather has now started another company — Barking Investigation Services. With an ex-Scotland Yard man mastering it, they have found all Dennis's missing vehicles and a few more.
The new service was meant to be confined to the UK alone where there are always 600 lorries missing. However, it has spread down through Europe as far as Cyprus and now that the snows of Turkey are melting the net will spread farther.