Haulage company fined £1,500

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A haulage company was fined a total of £1,500 and ordered to pay £19 court courts at North Antrim Magistrates’ Court last Friday.

Patrick Bradley Limited of Craigall Quarry, was convicted on 15 charges all relating to tachograph and drivers hours offences.

Enforcement Officers of the Driver & Vehicle Agency conducted a targeted investigation into the operation of vehicles by the company.

The company was requested to produce drivers’ hours records for analysis and on examination of these several offences were noted.

The company was convicted in court and fined £100 each on one counts of failing to produce record sheets; two counts of failing to carry out regular checks; one count of failing to organise driver’s work; three counts of causing or permitting the failure to record data; and eight counts of employing drivers while there were infringements pertaining to daily and weekly rest.