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Firm that disregarded rules denied O-licence

Nick Denton, traffic commissioner (TC) for London and the South East, has refused to grant permission for six vehicles to a business that “paid little or no regard to the rules of operator licensing and the operation of HGVs”.

Removals firm loses O-licence

A West Midlands removals firm that had no effective system for managing drivers’ hours and tachograph compliance has had its O-licence revoked. The lack of such a system resulted in one driver driving for 18 hours in one 24-hour period on one occasion.

Operator wins appeal over TC decision

A Somerset haulier is to have its case reheard by another traffic commissioner (TC) after the Upper Tribunal ruled it was not given a proper opportunity to put forward evidence from a proposed transport manager.

DVSA offers advice on how sideguards should be fitted

Following the launch of the Safer Lorry Scheme in London last year, which required most HGVs entering the capital to be equipped with sideguards as well as close proximity mirrors to protect pedestrians and cyclists, the DVSA has published guidance on how sideguards should be fitted.

MKF Transport facing winding up petition

Kibworth Harcourt, Leicester-registered vehicle operator MKF Transport Ltd had a winding-up petition lodged against it by creditor United Pallet Network (UK) earlier this month.

Kent Police warns drivers to avoid hard shoulder

Kent Police has urged drivers to plan their rest breaks around suitable HGV parking or risk facing fines of up to £1,000 as it continues to battle the problem of foreign-registered vehicles parking on motorway hard shoulders.