News articles about drivers-hours

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Fees to be increased for graduated fixed penalties

Posted by AndrewT on 13th Jun 2013

The Department for Transport have announced that fixed penalty levels will increase from July 2013. The increases affects most motoring fixed penalties offences, graduated fixed penalties and financi … Read more
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HGV driver jailed for tampering with tachograph

Posted by AndrewT on 29th May 2013

A Belgian HGV driver was jailed on Tues 28 May for attempting to hide the fact that he had not taken the required rest period before driving again. Nico Demeyer attached a magnet to interfere with the … Read more
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Temporary relaxation of drivers' hours

Posted by AndrewT on 25th Jan 2013

The Department for Transport has relaxed drivers’ hours and working time rules for drivers delivering heating fuel. This is due to the current adverse weather conditions across the country. The relax … Read more
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Suspended custodial sentence for tachograph cheat

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Dec 2012

On Monday 17th December 2012, Richard Samuel Dewart, 44, owner of Dewart Transport, Waringstown, Northern Ireland was convicted of forgery and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for 3 year … Read more
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£50,000 fine for drivers' hours offences

Posted by AndrewT on 31st Oct 2012

Following a VOSA led investigation, Liskeard company Darley Ford Transport (HGV) and Darley Ford Travel (PSV) were fined a total of £50,000 for drivers' hour’s offences. They were also ordered to pay … Read more