Two operators fined for disc lending

Two County Antrim operators have been fined for the fraudulent use of O-licence discs.

An investigation by the Driver and Vehicle Agency discovered that Creagh Concrete Products had lent its O-licence disc to TST Transport, based in Cloughmills.

Creagh Concrete Products, of Blackpark Road, Toome, was fined £500 for lending an O-licence disc to the other operator at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court on19 April. It must also pay £40 in costs and a £15 offender levy.

TST Transport, of Ballyweaney Road, Cloughmills, was fined £250 for fraudulently displaying the identity disc on one of its trucks. It must pay £25 in costs and a £15 offender levy.


Out now: Commercial Motor 28 April issue

Do you think your local independant dealer has the best technicians, or the most impressive salesmen? After more than a century of bringing buyers and sellers together Commercial Motor has decided the time has come to recognise and reward those dealerships, auctionhouses and technicians keeping trucks on the road.

In this week's issue of Commercial Motor, out now, we introduce the CM Dealer Awards, a new and exciting annual event. Pick up your copy now to learn more.

Also in this week's issue:

  • We look at how the lengthy O-licence application process is likely to change as the DVSA and OTC modernise their systems
  • Vans have had a makeover in recent years, with designs evolving into more sophisticated, car-like vehicles. We take three high-end vans - Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport, Ford Transit Custom Sportvan and VW Transporter Highline - to see how they compared
  • We take a look at the winners of the inaugural Future Truck Design Awards
  • As the CV show draws to a close, we look forward to next month's Multimodal

For all of this, plus the best used truck and trailer deals, pick up your copy at a newsagent or MSA today. Or why not subscribe to get 12 issues for £12?