Shearer: Time to get serious on truck shops

  • 28/08/2015
David Shearer
David Shearer

There are calls for the Government to crack down on truck shops selling goods such as clothes, furniture and food to vulnerable families in our poorest communities.

It comes after a Commerce Commission report found 31 out of 32 mobile trucks they investigated weren't complying with the law. 

Labour's consumer affairs spokesperson David Shearer says sellers don't need to be licensed, there are no checks and they are preying on the vulnerable.

"It's time we just got really, really serious with these people and close [them down]."

Although there are one or two truck shops "trying to do the right thing", he says most aren't and it's time proper fines were issued, says Mr Shearer.

Watch the video for the full interview.