As of yesterday, the DVSA can issue fixed penalties for offences that took place in the previous 28 days.
The offences covered include drivers' hours offences and any breaches to the weekly rest rules.
Examiners are able to issue on-the-spot fines of £300 for up to five drivers' hours offences in the previous 28-day period. This means that any one driver could face a total fine of £1,500 for historical offences.
The potential fines will apply to both UK and foreign HGV drivers and will cover offences committed both at home and abroad. Non-UK drivers must pay their fine before continuing their journey and will have their vehicle immobilised until they pay.