Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell has said the number of public inquiries (PIs) that result in no action being taken, at a time when the TCs are seeking ways of making better use of their limited resources, is a concern. In the TCs’ annual reports for the 2014-15 financial year, Bell said there were 92 cases where no action was taken against an operator or transport manager at a PI – 6% up on the previous year’s figure, despite […]
Vosa is cracking down on LGV drivers who took their test after September 2009 and are driving illegally because they have not acquired their Initial Driver CPC. Drivers who acquired their LGV licence before September 2009 have until September 2014 to get their Driver CPC, by completing 35 hours of periodic training. Most professional drivers who have taken their first LGV test since September 2009 are required to pass all four modules of the test, and so obtain their Driver […]
As Beverley Bell prepared to step down from the role of senior traffic comissioner, senior legal reporter Ashleigh Wight went to visit the outgoing TC to hear what she’d learnt from her five years in post.
Road transport trade associations the FTA and RHA have welcomed the appointment of Beverley Bell as Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC). Bell, who has been acting STC since Philip Brown’s retirement last October, takes on her new role for at least the next four years. She will also continue as TC for the North West of England. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, says: “We welcome the appointment of Beverley Bell as STC, she knows the transport industry well and as acting […]