Traffic commissioner (TC) for the South East Nick Denton has issued Lloyd Fraser with a formal warning, after an investigation into driver card discrepancies at the company. At a public inquiry held in Eastbourne earlier this month, the TC was told that there had been a failure by the Rugby-based tanker and general haulier to compare the vehicle unit with the driver card data. This resulted in significant instances of driving without a card inserted going undetected. On occasions, drivers […]
Whatever their personal opinion of the traffic commissioners (TCs), most operators would agree they collectively perform a vital role in keeping the public and industry safe from rogue operators. But one commissioner in particular, Beverley Bell, was among the first to attempt to change the way the TCs are portrayed, and as she prepares to step down from her role and hand over to East of England TC Richard Turfitt, has helped shape the way the transport industry is regulated.
In the weeks leading up to its collapse, Deben Transport attempted to make changes to its depot network as it battled to stay afloat.
Canute Group, which is due to shut its doors this week (21 December), was unable to demonstrate financial standing, MT can now reveal.