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West Midlands traffic commissioner (TC) Nick Jones has disqualified a Shropshire firm from operating HGVs for 12 months after it emerged it had been operating vehicles before its interim O-licence was granted.
A business that enabled its drivers to deliberately falsify tachograph records, operated without a transport manager, and allowed a driver to operate a truck without a Driver CPC, has been disqualified from running trucks for an indefinite period.
The Upper Tribunal has found that the Transport Regulation Unit (TRU) in Northern Ireland was right to revoke an own-account operator’s O-licence last year, but concluded that it did not apply the correct legislative test before coming to its decision.
An operator that had no transport manager and ran trucks out of an unauthorised operating centre in an “almost wholly non-compliant manner” has had its O-licence revoked by traffic commissioner (TC) Nick Denton.