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Card-Pulling Driver Avoids Heavy Fine and Costs - August 2018

Barrister Helen Newbold represented this HGV driver in the Magistrate’s court. He had been charged with an offence involving ‘pulling’ his digital drivers’ card. The driver pleaded guilty at the first opportunity to knowingly removing his card. The offence carries a penalty of a level 5  (unlimited) fine in the Magistrates’ […]

Public Inquiry Results in no Further Action against Bus & Coach Operator - August 2018

This large bus and coach operator had been called in to Public Inquiry following concerns the Traffic Commissioner had over whether the business had the necessary financial standing to operate its fleet. Prior to the hearing, specialist transport solicitor and PSV Transport Manager CPC holder Chris Powell worked closely with […]

Restricted Licence Holder Keeps Licence Following Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry - August 2018

This operator, represented at Public Inquiry by barrister Harry Bowyer, ran into difficulties when a competent employee left the business. His replacement was more impressive in talk rather than action and standards began to slip. The drivers took advantage of the lack of oversight and began to skimp on their […]

PSV Operator Has Case for No Insurance Discontinued at the Door of the Court - July 2018

A PSV Operator was represented in the Magistrates’ Court by Barrister Helen Newbold for allegedly having no insurance on his private car when he was stopped by the police. The operator believed that his private vehicle was covered by his fleet insurance at the time that he was stopped. The […]

Financial Standing Issues Resolved and Repute as Transport Manager Remains Intact at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry - July 2018

An operator, represented by Barrister Helen Newbold, was called into a Public Inquiry on two counts. The primary concern of the Traffic Commissioner was that the Operator’s evidence of financial standing was obtained from a number of difference sources.  As a result, it was difficult to demonstrate that the required […]

Devon Freewheelers Blood Bike Volunteer Acquitted On All Charges - July 2018

A volunteer riding for the Devon Freewheelers (DFW), represented at court by barrister Harry Bowyer, was stopped by an Officer of the Devon and Cornwall Police whilst transporting surgical instruments urgently required by the Nuffield Hospital. He was charged with speeding and riding a vehicle fitted with sirens. The Officer […]

Truck Driver Avoids Prosecution for Tachograph Offences - July 2018

This agency driver, represented by transport lawyer Chris Powell, was under investigation by the DVSA (VOSA) for suspected tachograph offences. The allegation was that the truck had been driven without a tachograph card being used. The driver had been called to attend an interview under caution with the DVSA. With […]

Restricted O Licence Holder Keeps Licence After Fixing Maintenance Failings - July 2018

This restricted goods vehicle O licence holder was called to Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry after a number of maintenance and compliance failings came to light. These included a high PG9 rate, and evidence that a vehicle was used on the road without an MOT in place. Prior to the Public […]

Rogue Driver Causes Multiple Operators to Be Called in. - June 2018

The Operator and a Transport Manager were called into a Public Inquiry where they were represented by Harry Bowyer and Chris Powell. A single driver who had had his licence revoked but had continued to work as an HGV driver caused a number of Operators to be called in as […]

Proactive Approach Regarding Maintenance Records Keeps Operator’s Licence - June 2018

This operator, represented by barrister Helen Newbold, was called in by the Traffic Commissioner to a Public Inquiry over concerns about the maintenance of his vehicles. Helen Newbold was able to demonstrate that the operator was largely maintaining his fleet correctly however his lack of engagement in record keeping prevented […]

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