Absolute decision to revoke O-licence upheld

Chris Tindall
June 26, 2019

An appeal against a decision to revoke a haulier’s licence, on the grounds that it wasn’t told why it was being revoked and was disproportionate, has been dismissed by the upper tribunal.

The TC had written several times to three different addresses warning Absolute Business Services (Scotland) that its licence would be revoked unless it applied to add a replacement transport manager. This did not happen and the TC revoked the licence, prompting an application by Absolute for a stay of the decision until an upper tribunal hearing was heard. This was reluctantly granted, however the tribunal agreed with the TC’s decision and dismissed the appeal.

Judge Anna Poole QC stated: “The TC did not behave in a disproportionate manner.”

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Chris Tindall

Chris Tindall started writing for the haulage and logistics industry in 2002 and quickly realised there was enough going on to keep him busy for a very long time. He’s covered a broad range of significant issues, including GPS jamming by criminals, platooning, Brexit and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the lack of safe and secure lorry parks and he helped secure the release of a lorry driver in a Polish jail due to misuse of the European Arrest Warrant.

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