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Archive: Bus and Coach

Wheel Loss on School Bus – Operator Escapes with Warning and Transport Manager Keeps Repute at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

The operator in this case, represented by barrister Harry Bowyer at Public Inquiry, suffered a wheel loss on a coach with schoolchildren on board. The operator immediately began an investigation into the causes of the wheel loss. They instructed a competent transport consultant to finesse their systems. They commissioned two […]

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Conditional Discharge for PSV Driver for Tachograph and Drivers’ Hours Offences.

The PSV driver was represented by Millicent Dooher, barrister, at the Magistrates’ Court after the driver was caught by DVSA officers having failed to take a sufficient break and pulling his tachograph card whilst transporting school children. The Magistrates were persuaded to impose a conditional discharge rather than a fine, […]

Bus and Coach Comments Off on Conditional Discharge for PSV Driver for Tachograph and Drivers’ Hours Offences.
PSV Operator Keeps Licence at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

This operator, represented at Public Inquiry by Harry Bowyer, had a number of difficulties. They had been using an unauthorised operating centre and were suspected of using more vehicles than were covered by their authorisation. The Transport Manager, whilst knowledgeable, had little practical experience and the directors fell far short […]

Bus and Coach Comments Off on PSV Operator Keeps Licence at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry
PSV Operator Allowed to Keep Contract Services Running Despite Suspension at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry!

Specialist Transport Barrister Helen Newbold represented this operator at Public Inquiry after he was called in when a driver failed to stop for the DVSA when requested. A subsequent DVSA visit identified issues surrounding drivers hours, in particular Working Time Directive recording and breaches, maintenance and driver reporting. The Operator […]

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PSV Operator Retains Licence After Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry.

This PSV Operator, represented at Public Inquiry by Barrister Harry Bowyer, ran into difficulties when the two directors had a major falling out resulting in one of them storming out of the business, leaving the remaining partner to pick up the pieces. Matters were compounded by a rogue driver who […]

Bus and Coach Comments Off on PSV Operator Retains Licence After Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry.
PSV Operator Regains Good Repute at Public Inquiry

This case involved a former PSV operator who had lost his operator’s licence and his good repute a number of years ago. Following several years outside the industry, he applied for a new operator’s licence. The Traffic Commissioner called him in to Public Inquiry to provide evidence on how he […]

Bus and Coach Comments Off on PSV Operator Regains Good Repute at Public Inquiry
Public Inquiry Results in no Further Action against Bus & Coach Operator

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 SBC worked closely with the operator to advise on how financial standing could best […]

Bus and Coach Comments Off on Public Inquiry Results in no Further Action against Bus & Coach Operator
PSV Operator Keeps Licence at Public Inquiry

This PSV Operator had been called to a Preliminary Hearing with the Traffic Commissioner. A visit from the DVSA (VOSA) had found that he had changed his business from a sole trader to a limited company. Unfortunately, he had not first obtained an operator’s licence in the name of that […]

Bus and Coach Comments Off on PSV Operator Keeps Licence at Public Inquiry
Bus Driver Gets Licence Back in face of DVLA Medical Holdups

A bus driver, represented by SBC, is back driving after overcoming serious holdups on the part of the DVLA Medical department. The bus driver had initially lost his entitlements following a serious medical incident a number of years ago. After making a full recovery, he had applied to the DVLA […]

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