Proposals announced to issue penalties to hauliers who fail to pay the HGV levy or drive for longer than the law allows.


Foreign truckers who drive tired and put other drivers’ lives at risk will be given on-the-spot fines under proposals launched by Roads Minister Stephen Hammond. All hauliers who drive for longer than the law allows risk a fine, but penalising truckers without a valid UK home address is harder because they cannot be issued with a court summons.

A consultation launched today (16 June 2014) will look at proposals to give enforcement officers the option of giving truck drivers an on-the-spot fine instead of taking them to court.