Early Action Saves Operator’s Licence at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry
The Operator in this matter, represented by barrister Harry Bowyer was visited by the DVSA after one of his vehicles received a prohibition. The subsequent TEOR was distinctly unsatisfactory. Sensing that a Public Inquiry was in the wind the Operator telephoned SBC and asked what he could do. He was advised to contact a Transport Consultant to fix his systems which he did well before the call in letter fell on his doormat.
The Traffic Commissioner was impressed to find an Operator who fell into the first category defined in NT/2013/82 Arnold Transport and Sons Ltd v DOENI being an operator “who recognised the problem at once and took immediate and effective steps to put matters right” rather than waiting for the call in letter.
Moral: If you know that you have had an unsatisfactory DVSA audit take action to sort it there and then rather than wait until you are called in.
Case DetailsCase Name: Early Action Saves Operator’s Licence at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry
Case Date: May 2018
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