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Company with Card Pulling Drivers Escapes Revocation at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry - September 2020

This company, represented at Public Inquiry by Harry Bowyer, had been visited DVSA in November 2019. The traffic examiner had found that a number of drivers had been committing drivers’ hours offences including a number of instances of “card pulling.” Little had been done between DVSA visit and the call […]

Another Successful Appeal Against Civil Penalties for Clandestine Entrants!! - September 2020

Our client, a Romanian haulier, was penalised following the discovery of clandestine entrants in a trailer at Calais Port. Simon Clarke successfully argued that the penalties were disproportionate and oppressive, so that they were reduced from over £8,000 down to just £23.00 (Yes, twenty-three pounds!) SBC’s clandestine entrant Civil Penalty […]

Successful Appeal Against Civil Penalties for Clandestine Entrants - September 2020

Simon Clarke acted for the Appellant in this court appeal against Civil Penalties for clandestine entrants. Our client, a Belgian haulier, was penalised following the discovery of clandestine entrants in a trailer delivered by him to Zeebrugge Port. The Secretary of State imposed the penalties even though the trailer had […]

Adblue Emulator Found, Poor Regulatory History, Licence Allowed to Continue After Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry. - September 2020

This Operator, represented at Public Inquiry by barrister Harry Bowyer, was found to be operating a truck fitted with an Adblue emulator. When the DVSA probed further into the business they found that the operator had few systems in place to ensure regulatory compliance either in regard to drivers’ hours […]

Former Transport Manager Unable to Demonstrate Continuous and Effective Control Retains Full Repute - August 2020

  Barrister, Helen Newbold, represented this former transport manager when the Operator was called to a Public Inquiry for licence lending, not complying with undertakings on his operators’ licence, significant missing mileage, and a paucity of information in both driver and vehicle files. A DVSA investigation identified a significant amount […]

Transport Manager Survives Public Inquiry with Good Repute Undamaged - August 2020

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 […]

Transport Manager Regains Good Repute on Application to the Traffic Commissioner - August 2020

This Transport Manager, represented by barrister Harry Bowyer, failed to turn up to his Public Inquiry as he had not notified his new address to the Office of the Traffic Commissioner and did not receive the call in letter. At the Public Inquiry he lost his good repute and was […]

Using an Operator’s Licence with Intent to Deceive – Prosecution Discontinued. - August 2020

Transport solicitor, Laura Newton, represented an Operator who had been accused of using an Operator’s Licence with Intent to Deceive. The Operator’s case was that although he accepted using a vehicle specified on another’s Operator’s Licence, this was purely a mistake in that he did not understand that the discs […]

The Wheel on the Bus Didn’t go Round and Round – It Came Off! Driver Escapes with Written Warning. - August 2020

The PSV driver was represented by Millicent Dooher, barrister, at the Driver Conduct Hearing after the wheel had come off the double decker school bus the driver was driving. Plainly in cases such as these some of the blame lay with others but the driver’s walkround is the last line […]

4-Week Suspension for LGV Driver Who Received 8 Fixed Penalty Notices from the DVSA - August 2020

Millicent Dooher represented the driver at the Driver Conduct Hearing after the driver had received 8 Fixed Penalty Notices from the DVSA. The Traffic Commissioner was persuaded that the driver had made drastic improvements from the time the penalties were issued, and as such reduced the suspension length to 4-weeks. […]

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