Tacho Calibration Had Expired
A County Tyrone haulage operator has been fined a total of £750 plus a £15 offender levy at East Tyrone magistrates’ court.
The conviction arose when DVA Enforcement Officers examined a Mercedes rigid tipper goods vehicle at the DVA Test Centre in Cookstown. The vehicle tachograph data
was analysed and it was noted that the vehicles tachograph calibration had expired.
In view of the findings, the Departments records were checked and it was noted that the vehicle did not hold a goods vehicle certificate and that the vehicle was specified on a different operator`s licence and that there was therefore an intention to deceive by the operator.
Failed to Take Daily Rest
A County Antrim driver was convicted at Antrim magistrates’ court and fined a total of £500 plus a £15 offender levy.
The conviction arose when DVA Enforcement Officers stopped and examined a Scania articulated good vehicle in combination with a 4 axle Hino tipper lorry in the Toome area. Analysis of the driver`s tachograph card identified infringements relating to failure to take daily breaks on multiple occasions.
Multiple Infringements on EU Rules
A County Armagh haulage driver appearing at Ballymena Magistrates Court was fined a total of £700 plus a £15 offender levy.
It was after DVA Enforcement Officers stopped and examined a 3 axle Scania Articulated goods vehicle in combination with a 3 axle Montracon trailer in the Larne area. During the examination analysis of the driver`s digital tachograph card identified multiple infringements in relation to EU rules on breaks including failure to take daily rest and also exceeding the daily driving period.
As the driver was unable to verify a UK address, three court financial deposits were taken at the roadside.
Driver Exceeded Daily Driving Hours
A County Tyrone haulage driver was convicted at Ballymena Magistrates Court and fined a total of £500 plus a £15 offender levy.
The conviction arose when DVA Enforcement Officers stopped and examined a Scania 3 x 3 axle articulated goods vehicle in the Larne area.
During the examination an analysis of the driver’s tachograph card identified infringements relating to failure to take daily breaks and exceeding the maximum permitted daily driving time.