Another member of quality benchmarking scheme Fors has had its wrists slapped in a public inquiry (PI). Records published by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner show that Westerham-based haulier DWP (Recycling) had its O-licence suspended for three days at a public inquiry held by TC Nick Denton on 11 September. Denton took the action after the operator – a bronze-accredited member of the Fors scheme – failed to abide by a previous undertaking to have roller brake tests carried […]
The traffic commissioners (TCs) and the DVSA have urged operators to improve their approach to brake testing and maintenance after the DVSA revealed a quarter of defective trucks had a brake issue.
Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell told delegates at the Microlise Conference in Coventry this week she had no regrets about dealing robustly with the “various villains” she had encountered in her 17 years as a TC.