AMD International fined for licence and tacho offences

Posted on 12th July 2012 By Steve Clark

The boss of County Fermanagh haulage company AMD International has been fined a total of £400 for vehicle licence and tachograph offences.
In a Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) prosecution, Craigavon Magistrates’ Court was told how in August 2011 an artic operated by the Lisnaskea-based business was stopped on the M1 Motorway and taken to the Craigavon DVA test centre for inspection.
During the examination it was found that the vehicle did not have a valid road freight vehicle licence and that the tachograph was not sealed in accordance with the regulations, as the rear cover was missing.
Director Adrian Joseph McDonnell was asked to produce tachograph charts for the vehicle covering a three month period, but failed to do so.
McDonnell was fined £100 for the offence of having no road freight vehicle licence, £150 for the tachograph equipment not being sealed in accordance with the regulations and £150 for failing to produce tachograph records for inspection.