HGV driver disqualified for poor records and ignoring breaks

Posted by AndrewT on 18th Dec 2015

A West Midlands HGV driver was been disqualified for over twelve months for failing to observe required breaks and keeping poor records.  The Traffic Commissioner for Wales and the west Midlands, Nick Jones ruled that the driver tried to mislead the authorities by driving without keeping records of his duties. The driver failed to observe breaks and drove in excess of eight hours without the required breaks Driver records are obtained from the data recorded by the vehicle tachograph and tachograph analysis software such as Smartanalysis is used by thousands of road transport operators to ensure that their drivers submit their tachograph data within 28 days and take the required breaks to be compliant with drivers’ hours law. The industry regulator said that failing to take action to affect a driver’s livelihood as a result of these offences would send entirely the wrong message to the willful and unscrupulous drivers in the industry. Source Fleet News