The SMMT has warned of a “fall in operator confidence” after new truck registrations fell for the fifth consecutive quarter.
Two West Midlands hauliers have had their licences revoked after a public inquiry (PI) found that there had been a string of offences and shortcomings. The licence of Derby Haulage and two licences held by Tariq Talib, trading as T&K Transport, were revoked following a PI in October.
The Environment Agency has warned small businesses not to give their rubbish to illegal waste operators. The warning came after a van used to dump waste illegally in Berkshire was seized and crushed by the agency.
The senior traffic commissioner (TC) has warned UK hauliers to keep their qualifications and development up to date. Richard Turfitt said that key staff, such as transport managers, should be proactive in keeping current with new guidance on haulage regulations.
A new operating centre for Eddie Stobart and a new licence holder at an old Palmer & Harvey DC were among the As&Ds that caught our eye this week.
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