Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Roadside inspections on the rise

Roadside inspections by VOSA are increasing, according to 42 per cent of the transport companies surveyed by TomTom Business Solutions.

The study, among companies operating vehicles of 3.5 tonnes or more, revealed risk of prosecution for tachograph offences was a growing concern for 46 per cent of companies. A fifth (20 per cent) said infringements had been recorded against them in the last three years.

“The severity of these penalties and potential damage to a business’s reputation makes compliance crucial,” said Giles Margerison, director UK and Ireland, TomTom Business Solutions.