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Earned Recognition: where are we now?

Nine months into the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme, Keith Gray, general manager of training, audits and standards at the FTA, shares the views of some of its 18,000 members.    

O-licence refused over drugs conviction

P Elsagood Transport Services has had its O-licence application for four vehicles and trailers refused following a public inquiry (PI) into the previous convictions and background of its sole director.

Waste haulier obstructed officers probing breaches

A waste haulier who breached his environmental permit then obstructed an Environment Agency officer during his investigation has been fined £1,173 plus costs, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £4,790.