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.”