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BRS fined for overloading

18th December 1970
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• British Road Services Ltd was fined £25 and ordered to pay five guineas costs, at Harlow magistrates' court this week, after one of its vehicles had been found, by a traffic examiner, to be overloaded.

The vehicle, which was stopped on All at Harlow on June 2, was weighed at 3 tons 8cwt over the maximum plated weight. In a letter to the court, pleading guilty to the offence, the solicitor representing BRS stated that the vehicle, based at Commerce Road, Brentford, had been loaded with 800 boards by the manufacturer, W. C. Youngman Ltd, of Wandsworth Road, London SW8. Unknown to BRS, however, an additional 246 boards were loaded which resulted in a weight increase of 4 tons 14cwt. A letter of apology from Youngman had been received and BRS were assured that a similar sit/dation would not occur again.

Youngman was also fined £25 and ordered to pay five guineas costs. In mitigation it was stated that the overloading had occurred as a result of an order being received while the vehicle was being loaded with the original consignment of boards and the opportunity was taken to use the vehicle for the two orders not realizing the resulting load would exceed the maximum plated weight.

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