Haulage firm has licence revoked over emissions cheat device

A firm that was found using AdBlue emulators has lost its licence despite lack of evidence to conclude that the company had fitted the device to the vehicle

Truck emitting smoke. Photograph: dedmityay/123RF
The vehicle was exceeding its emissions limits. Photograph: 123RF

A Stoke-on-Trent haulage firm has lost its licence to operate vehicles after one was found fitted with a device designed to cheat emissions tests.

West Midlands traffic commissioner Nick Denton made the decision to revoke Rapid Response Deliveries Ltd’s transport licence on 16 January. He said the ignorance of basic operational issues displayed by everyone at the business had been “astonishing”.

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