Richard collins is Sales and Marketing Director at PM On-Board, a brand of Vishay Precision Group, the uk’s largest and longest established Manufacturer of Vehicle on-board weighing systems, with operations across Europe and, as part of VPG, around the world.
Richard talks to FACTS about weighing solutions and the law. “In 2012 there were 150,000 traffic enforcement checks around the UK and 209,000 roadworthiness checks. Out of all this, some 22,000 fixed penalties were issued, and the total number of roadside prohibitions issued was 80,000. By far the number one reason for a prohibition being issued was the vehicle being overloaded. In general, if a vehicle is found to be overloaded then the driver (and operator) could be issued with a fine, points and, depending how serious the problem, could be issued with a prohibition notice. … Read More