Own-account operators should take ownership of compliance and take HGV operating seriously, or they could face consequences to their O-licence, a traffic commissioner (TC) has warned. Nick Denton, TC for London and the South East, said directors of companies that hold a restricted O-licence must assume their responsibilities under O-licensing law or give way to others who are more capable. “Somebody in the organisation needs to take ownership of compliance and acquire the necessary knowledge – through formal training – […]
London mayoral candidate Diane Abbott has called for the introduction of an ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in the capital by 2018, two years ahead of plans proposed by current mayor Boris Johnson.
The FTA has called on TfL to do more to level the playing field for compliant UK operators after it was revealed that more than half of the fines issued to non-UK registered vehicles for breaching the conditions of the London Low Emission Zone remain outstanding.
Twelve former drivers at North Cumbria haulage firm Ross International have had their HGV licences revoked after they used various devices to falsify their driving records. After driver conduct hearings in Carlisle, Glasgow and Warrington, traffic commissioner for Scotland Joan Aitken and deputy TCs for the North West of England, Patrick Mulvenna and Simon Evans, disqualified the drivers – all from the north of England and Scotland – for between nine and 18 months A joint investigation by DVSA and […]