The launching of a criminal investigation without first holding a public inquiry (PI) into Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) “stinks”, according to the defence counsel for two of the company’s directors. Speaking in Leeds Crown Court, Richard Smith QC suggested that the Vosa investigation into CVS’s activities was not impartial. The prosecution alleges that in 2009 and 2010 CVS sought O-licences as a future commodity, which it could sell or charge operators for using. It was not financially involved in any […]
Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell (right) has questioned whether a one-size-fits-all O-licence fee is still appropriate given the diversity in the type, scale and size of transport operations across today’s road transport industry.
In the latest episode of the Motor Transport Podcast, Chris, Ashleigh and Chris chat about the cost of congestion on the UK’s roads, as two studies named the UK as one of the most congested countries in the world. And are HGVs to blame for the nation’s pothole-riddled roads?
Traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell stepped down because she felt the TCs did not receive sufficient support from the government.