The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has issued a reminder to vehicle operators about the new financial standing levels that will apply from next month. On 1 January, minimum financial standing limits for standard national and international operating licences rise from £7,200 to £7,400 for the first vehicle and from £4,000 to £4,100 for each additional vehicle authorised. The limits for restricted licences remain unchanged at £3,100 for the first vehicle and £1,700 for each additional one. The increase […]
Twelve former drivers at North Cumbria haulage firm Ross International have had their HGV licences revoked after they used various devices to falsify their driving records. After driver conduct hearings in Carlisle, Glasgow and Warrington, traffic commissioner for Scotland Joan Aitken and deputy TCs for the North West of England, Patrick Mulvenna and Simon Evans, disqualified the drivers – all from the north of England and Scotland – for between nine and 18 months A joint investigation by DVSA and […]
Discount retailer Poundworld, which was convicted of tachograph offences earlier this year, has been granted an interim increase in its O-licence authorisation.
Own-account operators should take ownership of compliance and take HGV operating seriously, or they could face consequences to their O-licence, a traffic commissioner (TC) has warned.