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A Close Run Thing – Operator Keeps Licence at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

This Operator, represented at The Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry by Harry Bowyer, had applied for a second operator’s licence in order to run a skip business. They then proceeded to operate LGV’s whilst running the skip business without having applied for an interim licence. One of the lorries was stopped and the Director was interviewed by the DVSA where he was informed that this was unacceptable. He then attempted to subcontract the skip work but was unable to meet his contractual obligations. He hired an LGV to do the work himself and was stopped again.

The Traffic Commissioner, having understandable concerns about the fitness of the Operator, called in the Skip Company’s Application and also called in the existing Licence holding company.

SBC organised a compliance audit, a subsequent compliance visit to put in new systems and training for the directors of the two companies. The Traffic Commissioner was reluctantly persuaded to grant the skip licence and allow the existing licence to remain after the Operator agreed to some onerous undertakings. The Operator’s repute was severely tarnished and a temporary curtailment was imposed. A close run thing!

Case Details

Case Name: A Close Run Thing – Operator Keeps Licence at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry
Case Date: June 2017
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