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Operator is Granted New Licence Following History of Non Compliance on the Old.

Barrister Helen Newbold represented this operator who had made an application for a new licence 3 years after the incorporation and commencement of his new company. Having held a sole trader licence for 20 years this operator was unable to show that he had proper and sufficient maintenance records for his vehicle or adequate driver walk around checks. Drivers’ hours analysis was inadequate. The operator had also failed to inform the Traffic Commissioner of a number of issues that he should have reported.

Taking the operator through these failings Helen Newbold was able to demonstrate where and how these failings had occurred and set out a clear step by step strategy by which the new company would operate. The Traffic Commissioner accepted a number of specific undertakings and granted the application with a commencement date 4 weeks after the effective revocation date of the existing licence, giving the operator a de facto 4 week suspension.

Case Details

Case Name: Operator is Granted New Licence Following History of Non Compliance on the Old.
Case Date: December 2021
Case Type (info): Public Inquiry

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