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Operator Operating HGVs with no Operator’s Licence Since 2019 – Licence Granted as Applied for

The operator in this case, represented at Public Inquiry by barrister Harry Bowyer, was operating HGVs from 2019 until he became aware that he needed an operator’s licence. The reality of the situation was that with a very few tweaks he could have fitted himself within a couple of the […]

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Operator is Granted New Licence at Traffic Commissioner’s Despite Previous History of Non Compliance

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 any maintenance records for his vehicle, […]

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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 […]

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Formal Warning at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry for Lack of Drivers Hours Analysis and Driving Outwith Licence Categories

This operator, represented by Barrister Helen Newbold, was called into public inquiry following a vehicle stop where a driver was found not to hold the correct driving licence categories to drive his vehicle and trailer combination; further there were no lights, brakes or indicators working on the trailer. A follow […]

Public Inquiries Comments Off on Formal Warning at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry for Lack of Drivers Hours Analysis and Driving Outwith Licence Categories
Operator Called in after Desk Based Assessment Keeps Licence At Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

This operator, represented at Public inquiry by Barrister Harry Bowyer, was called into Public Inquiry after an unsatisfactory DVSA Desk Based Assessment (DBA). The DBA followed on the heels of the previous transport manager resigning. Whilst maintenance was largely being done the paperwork was in a disastrous state. Drivers’ hours […]

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Operator Escapes with Warning After Second Public Inquiry In 12 Months

This operator, represented by SBC at their previous Public Inquiry, found themselves called into Public Inquiry after an unsatisfactory DVSA Desk Based Assessment. On being approached by the operator for the second time SBC put them in touch with a competent Transport Consultant who was able to put the missing […]

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Operator Loses Two Wheels But Retains Licence after Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

This operator, represented by Barrister Helen Newbold, was called to Public Inquiry after losing two wheels from a 3rd axle and failing to demonstrate that they had complied with specific conditions on the licence regarding wheel torque training for all drivers.  Further failings were found in conjunction with PG9’s around […]

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Operator Keeps Licence Despite Multiple Tachograph Infringements

Transport Solicitor Laura Newton represented a restricted Operator who had been called into Public Inquiry in Leeds due to an unsatisfactory maintenance investigation and a high level of Tachograph Infringements, including hundreds of incidents of driving without a driver card. In preparing the case we were able to assist the […]

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Existing Operating Centre Hedged with New Conditions and Undertakings as a Result of Representors’ Representations

In this case, in a change from the normal position, SBC were instructed by the Representors who were troubled by a national firm who were operating noisily at all hours of the day and night. The representors, or more properly in the case of an existing operating centre “complainers”, made […]

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Operating Centre Application Granted Despite Strong Environmental Objections

Our client, a major importer and Multiple Licence Holder wanted a second Operating Centre added to one of his licenses so as to shorten unladed journeys and reduce driving time to and from his regular loading site. Thirty-six separate representations and objections were received by the CLO from local residents, […]

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