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A business that operated trucks for hire and reward under a temporary permit issued to own-account operators in Northern Ireland has lost its appeal against the refusal of its application for a full O-licence.
Three directors that “allowed themselves to be stooges” by letting a disqualified person take control of their haulage businesses have been disqualified from holding an O-licence for an indefinite period.
An operator’s appeal against the revocation of its O-licence is to be reheard by a different judge and different members of the Upper Tribunal, after the judge who made the original appeal ruling admitted certain O-licensing rules were overlooked when it came to its decision.