Northern Ireland haulier warned on overloading
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A MAJOR Ulster haulage company escaped with a severe warning after its overloading record prompted Scottish Licensing Authority Hugh McNamara to reconsider the future of its Scottish operator's licence.
McNamara called the company to a public inquiry to consider its repute in light of 40 convictions, most of them for overloading.
And although he took no action against Dukes, which has authority to operate 31 vehicles and 115 trailers in Scotland, he warned that any future breach of licence conditions or further convictions would lead to action being taken.
McNamara acknowledged that overloading now appeared to be under control, and that the introduction of tri-axle trailers was helping.