Senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell is one of the star speakers at the Microlise Transport Conference on 17 May next year. Bell, who was appointed as traffic commissioner for the North West in 2000 and senior traffic commissioner in 2012, plans to update delegates on the Office of the Traffic Commissioner’s strategic objectives to reduce the burden on compliant operators and target the serially and seriously non-compliant operators and drivers. This could be Bell’s final speech as senior traffic commissioner, […]
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.
HM Revenue & Customs has confirmed it is holding an internal review of its approach to enforcement relating to firms involved in the excise supply chain.
The government has warned that prosecution and prison sentences will be considered by Vosa for LGV drivers who falsify their hours records. Transport minister Norman Baker tells MT: “Drivers and operators should be in no doubt that we take the abuse of drivers’ hours very seriously and VOSA has the powers to impose tough penalties where the rules have been broken. Serious infringements may lead to prosecution and prison sentences have been passed by courts in the most serious cases.” […]