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Fined over £40,000 for drivers’ hours offences

Following a VOSA investigation, Ian John Trussler, a partner and transport manager; and Kenneth Trussler, a partner of Goldline Taxis and Coaches both received suspended prison…

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Fees to be increased for graduated fixed penalties

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…

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£300,000 fine and £150,000 in costs for falsifying driver records

Former Director of Alba Transport of Halifax, Danny Steven Sawrij, was fined £300,000 and ordered to pay £150,000 in costs for falsifying driver records at Kirklees…

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Smart tachograph specification informally agreed

Improving road safety and ensuring fair competition in road transport in the EU. The Specification for a new generation of digital tachograph for trucks and buses…

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Optimised Route Planning, Mobile Tracking & Compliance Management – £1 per driver per day.

Route. Track. Comply. Descartes, world leaders in uniting the people and technology that move the world have launched On Demand Route Planning, Mobile Tracking and Compliance…

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£1,500 fine for tachograph and drivers’ hours offences

A haulage company was fined a total of £1,500 and ordered to pay court courts at North Antrim  Magistrates’ Court on Fri 1st March. Patrick Bradley…

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Route, Track, Comply – Descartes at the Commercial Vehicle Show, NEC Birmingham, 9 to 11 April 2013

Integrated route planning, mobile tracking and compliance management available in the cloud, visit Descartes, stand 3H81 at the CV Show. Descartes acquired Exentra Transport Solutions in…

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The HGV Road User Levy Act becomes law

On 28 February 2013 the HGV Road User Levy Act became law. The Department for Transport says that this will pave the way for a fairer…

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Breathalyser fines delayed indefinitely in France

The French Minister of Interior has announced an indefinite delay on the fines for motorists that do not carry a breathalyser kit with them in their vehicle.…

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Convictions for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences fall

According to the latest figures from VOSA the number of convictions for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences has almost halved since 2009. However, breaches of drivers’…

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6 months in jail for tachograph fraud & abuse of drivers’ hours.

On Friday 4 January 2013 Mr G. Davidson from Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire was jailed for six months at Carlisle Crown Court for tachograph fraud. The defendant was first…

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Suspended custodial sentence for tachograph cheat

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,…

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HGV Road User Levy Bill passes second reading

Secretary of State for Transport, Mr Patrick McLoughlin, introduced the second reading of the HGV Road User Levy Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday…

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