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A haulage firm’s O-licence application has been refused after deputy traffic commissioner (TC) John Baker heard evidence that the operator had previously been sentenced to 14 years in prison for supplying drugs.
The majority of operators would consider moving on from a client if the introduction of a clean air zone or low emission zone meant that doing business with them would no longer be cost effective, according to the findings of the Asset Alliance Industry Monitor 2019.
Lorry driver Viorel Sandulache was distracted by a TV show on his mobile when he drove into the back of a 21-year-old woman’s car on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge at the Dartford River Crossing in Kent. He was sentenced to nine years at Maidstone Crown Court on 8 April.