The conviction of 15 drivers based at Eddie Stobart’s Teesport depot for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences, has seen the company’s North Eastern O-licence cut by 140 vehicles for three-months. The company, and 10 of the 15 convicted drivers (four of which are still employed by Eddie Stobart), appeared before the traffic commissioner (TC) Kevin Rooney at a two-day hearing – a driver conduct hearing followed by a public inquiry (PI) – in Leeds this week. DVSA traffic examiner Gavin […]
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.
This year’s most read was dominated by the sad demise of national haulier Canute, which never recovered from the end of its long-term contract with retailer Wilko last year.
The DVSA is considering allowing operators within its Earned Recognition scheme to conduct their own annual tests.