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Port driver sent down for hours offences

[ August 30, 2012   //   ]

Feltham truck driver Jasvinder Arora has been sentenced to eight months in prison for drivers’ hours falsification on journeys to and from the port of Felixstowe. Arora, who traded as Ocean Xpress Logistics, was involved in general haulage in and out of the port. He created false records of the hours he had spent behind the wheel in an attempt to show that he had taken enough rest. 

Following an investigation by Government road safety agency VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency), he pleaded guilty to 79 offences of creating false driving hours records at Ipswich Crown Court on 9 August.
He used two methods to make the false records. The first was to create a false name to make it appear as though someone else had been driving. On other occasions he removed the tachograph chart which automatically records the driver’s hours.

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