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Fuel fraudsters given custodial sentence

Two Wolverhampton men have been jailed and a third given a suspended sentence for fraudulent evasion of excise duty, after being arrested back in 2014 for selling 1.2 million litres of kerosene as road diesel.

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.