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Archive: Bus, Coach and PSV

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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Transport Manager Survives Public Inquiry with Good Repute Undamaged

The Transport Manager in this case, represented at Public Inquiry by barrister Harry Bowyer, applied to be put on the licence of a coach company. The Director was called abroad on family matters and correspondence and the two communicated by text during his absence. Within 6 weeks of his appointment […]

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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, […]

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PSV Operator’s Licence granted at Public Inquiry in just 7 minutes.

Helen Newbold, specialist road transport law barrister, represented the applicant for a restricted PSV licence. The applicant had failed to provide the information requested during the application process and after being given a number of opportunities by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner, was informed that the application would be […]

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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 […]

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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 Keeps Licence at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry Despite Running With Transport Manager “In Name Only.”

Barrister Helen Newbold represented this Operator at Public Inquiry after they were called in for significant failings in respect of their maintenance regime.  It was established that the operation had been run with the Transport Manager acting in name only for a number of years which lead to the exceptionally […]

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