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 full costs of £11,470.70 at Truro Magistrates Court on 26th October 2012.
In addition, ten drivers were fined a total of £3,530 for driver’s hour’s offences. This included taking insufficient rest periods, exceeding the 4.5 driver’s hours rule, keeping false records and failure to use a tachograph. They were also ordered to pay £3,482.33 costs. Another six drivers were disqualified from driving for between 10 and 56 days.
Heather Cruickshank, VOSA’s Operations Director said: “VOSA’s number one priority is road safety and investigators will always seek to prosecute those who risk the lives of other road users through arrogance and ignoring the rules.”
For help and guidance on drivers’ hours see our compliance advice
Posted on: 31.10.2012