The conviction of 15 drivers based at Eddie Stobart’s Teesport depot for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences, has seen the company’s North Eastern O-licence cut by 140 vehicles for three-months. The company, and 10 of the 15 convicted drivers (four of which are still employed by Eddie Stobart), appeared before the traffic commissioner (TC) Kevin Rooney at a two-day hearing – a driver conduct hearing followed by a public inquiry (PI) – in Leeds this week. DVSA traffic examiner Gavin […]
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
New figures from Northern Ireland’s Department of the Environment (DOE) suggest there are still many operators who should hold restricted operating licences there but do not, after changes to the operator licensing scheme back in 2012.
The latest episode of the Motor Transport Podcast is available to download on iTunes now.