The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has issued a warning to operators about overseas operations after a UK coach was stopped in Germany.
The driver was carrying a set of tachograph records for his work over the previous 28 days, but had no records for days on which he had not been working..
The fine was â‚¬700; a substantial reduction on the theoretical maximum.
Says the CPT: â€œThis is a classic example of a situation where letters of attestation from the employer, correctly completed on the latest form, can rebut the accusation that the driver was failing to take weekly rest and had simply thrown away the inconvenient records.â€
The CPT provides members with a number of fine-avoiding tips, in its online Compliance Manual.