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The Dangers of Delegating – Operators, Transport Managers, and “Passing the Buck”

As an operator, it’s easy to think you can leave the running of your operators’ licence in the hands of your Transport Manager. After all you might ask, isn’t that what they get paid for? If it all goes wrong, surely it will be them taking the blame, not you? […]

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Financial Standing – Can You Meet The Requirements?

  An unwelcome result of Brexit and the collapse of the pound is that Financial Standing requirements for Operator Licences are going up – a lot. Operators need to act now to ensure they know what the changes are, and ready to meet them. Getting it wrong is likely to […]

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5 Quick and Easy Ways to Lose Your Operators’ Licence

  Did you know that it’s really easy to lose your operators’ licence? One of the simplest ways is to fail to keep the Traffic Commissioner up to date with any changes that could affect your licence.   Here are 5 quick and easy ways to have it taken off […]

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Traffic Commissioners’ Public Inquiries – 7 Frequently Asked Questions

  Operating a business involving HGVs or PSVs is a daunting task. Outside of the Aviation and Nuclear Industries, our Industry is one of the most tightly-regulated there is.   Even the most careful Operator can find themselves on the receiving end of a poor DVSA compliance audit. This might be […]

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Environmental Representors and How to Deal With Them

  What is an Environmental Representor? There are two classes of representor who can make representations against the grant or variation of an operating licence. The first class is the “Statutory Objector” who are listed under section 12 (2) of the Goods Vehicles (Licencing of Operators) Act 1995 (the Act) […]

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What Must I Report to the Traffic Commissioner?

  Do you know what issues you are required to report to the Office of the Traffic Commissioner?   It may be a while since you applied for your Operator’s Licence and signed the application  acknowledging your acceptance of the undertakings set out within the form. It is important, however, […]

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