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Earned Recognition: where are we now?

Nine months into the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme, Keith Gray, general manager of training, audits and standards at the FTA, shares the views of some of its 18,000 members.    

O-licence refused over drugs conviction

P Elsagood Transport Services has had its O-licence application for four vehicles and trailers refused following a public inquiry (PI) into the previous convictions and background of its sole director.

Waste haulier obstructed officers probing breaches

A waste haulier who breached his environmental permit then obstructed an Environment Agency officer during his investigation has been fined £1,173 plus costs, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £4,790.  

‘Rogue’ used new firm to beat ban

Oswestry-based CIT European has had its O-licence revoked following an investigation that found Craig Isaac had used the company to circumvent a five-year disqualification.

Trio fined £1.4m after death at Immingham

Associated British Ports, DFDS Seaways and ICTS (UK) have been fined a total of more than £1.4m after a security guard was fatally injured when he was struck by an articulated truck.