VOSA’s decision to take Fullers to court to prevent them using fast tractors for their agricultural haulage business had a serious impact on the business. Customers needed to retain this service and move waste for spraying and spreading on the land. This meant they looked elsewhere – to Fullers’ competitors.
“We have got most of the business back, but it is really galling when, as a result of us being prosecuted for using tractors, the customers turned to those who still use tractors, even though it is clearly illegal.
“However, credit to VOSA – they have approached over half the people who took our business, so for the first time we can see that the law is being imposed impartially, and we do not feel quite such a target,” Matthew Fuller adds
The increasing need for traction units that will tackle fields and off road work, as well as roads, means that for the future Fullers Contracting will be investing in Mercedes-Benz Unimogs, not trucks, and certainly not tractors.