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Worn tyre operator loses O-licence for infringements

Croydon-based Tyre Channel has had its O-licence revoked following a maintenance investigation that uncovered excessive periods between inspections and an ineffective system of driver daily walkaround checks.

Haulier with no regard for law loses O-licence

A haulier that ran more vehicles than it was authorised to do, displayed the discs of another operator and was uncontactable at its listed address has had its O-licence revoked.

Forklift incident leaves worker seriously injured

A company that manufactures and transports wooden trusses has been fined £82,000 after a worker sustained multiple fractures when a forklift truck reversed into a stack of roof trusses that fell on him.

Waste criminals dupe landlords

Empty industrial units are being used to dump thousands of tonnes of illegal waste, says the Environment Agency (EA).

DVSA validates DAFcheck

DAFcheck, the manufacturer’s network-wide electronic vehicle maintenance record system, has been validated by the DVSA to align with its Earned Recognition scheme.

Views sought on TCs’ guidance amendments

Senior Traffic Commissioner (TC) Richard Turfitt has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the Statutory Documents, the publications that describe how TCs apply the law and take a proportionate approach to their regulatory powers.