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Lack of tacho charts end in £600 fine

9th January 2014, Page 16
9th January 2014
Page 16
Page 16, 9th January 2014 — Lack of tacho charts end in £600 fine
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A COUNTY Londonderry haulier has been fined a total of £600 for failing to produce tachograph charts.

In a Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) case, Londonderry Magistrates' Court heard how officers from the organisation carried out an in-depth investigation into James A McHugh, based in Carnmoney Road, Eglinton. It was asked to produce tachograph charts for six of its vehicles, but failed to do so and

was prosecuted under the Passenger and Goods Vehicle (Recording Equipment) Regulations (NI) 1996.

The company was fined £100 for each of six counts of failing to produce tachographs, and was ordered to pay court costs and an offenders levy.

Summing up

The authorities in Northern Ireland are continuing to crack down on hauliers that flout drivers' hours rules.

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