The DVSA has recently released statistics showing the most common offences for prosecution in 2015/16 relating to Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs) and Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs).
For LGVs the most commonly reported offence was the vehicle being overloaded - a situation which was also the case in 2014/15 and 2013/14. In total during 2015/16 there were 236 reports of overloaded LGVs, which resulted in 231 convictions, with an average fine of £788.94.
To protect against overloading, Bowmonk's AxleCheck is a user-friendly overload warning system for LGVs (or any vehicle up to 7.5t with mechanical suspension) which warns of individual axle overload as well as total gross overload.
For Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) the situation was a little better, with overloading the 5th most common offence. In 2015/16 there were a total of 82 reports of overloaded vehicles, with 75 of these resulting in a conviction, with an average fine of £580.98.
For HGVs (or any vehicle over 7.5t) we offer the Plastecnic on-board weighing system for vehicles with all-air suspension, or the Kimax 2 on-board weighing system for vehicles with mechanical or mixed suspension.