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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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Transport Manager with Foreign CPC Retains Professional Competency at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

This Transport Manager, represented by Millicent Dooher, was called to Public Inquiry before the Traffic Commissioner following concerns over his professional competence and repute. These concerns were raised where the Transport Manager CPC was completed abroad despite the residency being in the UK and his failure to inform the Traffic […]

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Coach Company Keeps Licence, Despite Regulatory Failings, After Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

This Operator, represented at Public Inquiry by barrister Harry Bowyer, were called into Public Inquiry as a result of a coach being used to carry football fans to a match without complying with the regulations. The same coach was discovered to have a tyre worn down to the canvas. The […]

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Preliminary Hearing over in 30 Minutes as Traffic Commissioner’s Concerns Allayed by Documents Submitted Beforehand.

This Operator, represented at preliminary hearing by barrister Harry Bowyer, was called into a preliminary hearing as one of his drivers tested positive for cocaine at a roadside stop. The operator had suspended the driver as soon as he knew the nature of the stop and commissioned an audit from […]

Public Inquiries Comments Off on Preliminary Hearing over in 30 Minutes as Traffic Commissioner’s Concerns Allayed by Documents Submitted Beforehand.
“Phoenix” Concerns Dealt with in Less than 30 Minutes at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

The operator in this matter, represented at Public inquiry by barrister Harry Bowyer, was applying for a licence. The business looked very much like a previous business that had gone into liquidation. We were able to show that the assets of the old business had been sold as a pre […]

Public Inquiries Comments Off on “Phoenix” Concerns Dealt with in Less than 30 Minutes at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry
New Operating Centre Approved and Vehicle Authorisation Tripled Despite Objections from Representors and Local Authority

The Operator in this matter, represented at Public Inquiry by barrister Harry Bowyer, wanted to operate from a new operating centre which was accessed down a shared unmade road. The representors lived in a house at the end of the lane and, understandably, did not fancy HGVs thundering down the […]

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4-Week Single Vehicle Curtailment Following Operator’s 10 month Period of Non-compliance

This Operator, represented by barrister Millicent Dooher, barrister, was called before the Traffic Commissioner following a number of concerns raised by a DVSA investigation, including lack of financial standing, sporadic PMIs, insufficient brake tests and no data analysis. Following lengthy submissions, the Traffic Commissioner was persuaded to allow the licence […]

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