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Food and drink supplier suspended from running vehicles

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Food and drink supplier GSR Distributions has been suspended from running vehicles by Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner.

Joan Aitken said it was “shocking” that GSR Distributions, trading as Spiceway, had operated a defective vehicle on the road in July 2017 which had last been given a routine safety inspection in March of that year.

The company’s vehicles were supposed to be checked every six weeks.

In a written decision issued after a public inquiry in Edinburgh last month, Aitken said: “The six weekly safety inspection cycle for the operator’s vehicles had fallen into a haphazard state.

“The operator… did fall into the unacceptable way of putting business priorities ahead a tight regime for ensuring vehicles were roadworthy.”

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