An operator taken to court by City of London Police and the DVSA for a host of traffic offences has been fined more than £24,000.
ALP Scaffolding Services appeared at City of London Magistrates' Court on 18 January for having no goods vehicle test certificate, not fitting a tachograph in accordance with the law, not paying the HGV road user levy and contravening a traffic regulation order by having no Class 6 mirrors fitted.
In addition, the company was found to have no goods vehicle O-licence, was using an unauthorised operating centre and had failed to comply with a section of the Transport Act 1968.
Added together with police costs and a victim surcharge, the Welwyn Garden City-based company was fined a total of £24,255.
The Office of the Traffic Commissioner told Commercialmotor.com that ALP Scaffolding Services has also had its O-licence revoked following a public inquiry on 1 December 2016.
As well as the use of an unauthorised operating centre, the East of England traffic commissioner (TC) took into account a breach of the licence conditions, the issuing of prohibition notices and fixed penalties and a failure to conduct safety inspections and fulfil undertakings.
An OTC spokesman said TC Richard Turfitt also made an order to disqualify director Christopher O’Connor for three years.