Three men convicted of “industrial scale” tachograph manipulation have been jailed for a total of nine years at Preston Crown Court. Darren Millington of Hinstock, Shrops and Stephen Young of Goldthorn Ave, Wolverhampton were convicted of conspiracy to falsify drivers’ records and money laundering following a five-week trial. A third defendant, Benjamin Hayton of Cumberland Avenue, Leyland, Lancs was convicted on two counts of conspiracy to falsify drivers’ records. Convictions were secured following a lengthy and complex investigation by the DVSA […]
The head of road freight and transport policy at the FTA has predicted a hectic final year ahead for Driver CPC, but believes the industry can ultimately meet the challenge.
Much of James Backhouse’s piece appears to conflate DVSA and the Traffic Commissioners (TCs) together and confuses the role of the regulators (TCs) with that of the enforcement agency (DVSA).
Traffic commissioner (TC) Kevin Rooney has likened the use of AdBlue emulators on HGVs to fitting magnets to interfere with tachographs as the third haulier within a month was punished for cheating emission rules.