Haulage boss banned after cheat devices fitted to vehicles

Eric Nicholson Credit: ITV Border

Transport boss, Eric Nicholson, has been banned from the industry indefinitely, after emission control cheats devices were found fitted to some of his vehicles.

His firm, Eric Nicholson Transport, will lose its license in May and will be disqualified from operating vehicles for five years.

Nicholson, also a Cockermouth and Allerdale councillor, said he'd made the biggest mistake of his life, arranging for someone to fit the devices.

In a written decision issued after a public inquiry last month, the Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England said this the most serious case of the deployment of AdBlue emulators, he had come across.