Groupe Charles André-owned Simon Gibson Transport has escaped with a formal warning from deputy traffic commissioner (TC) Tony Secular after drivers at the firm were found to be in breach of drivers’ hours rules. Secular said he was satisfied that steps had been taken at the bulk powder tanker operator to change a culture among some of its drivers to record breaks, instead of other work, when they were actually loading and unloading their vehicles in a bid to get […]
Just one week after Welsh haulier Mansel Davies had its licence revoked by the traffic commissioner for falsifying maintenance records its directors have been granted a new licence to run the business under the name of MDS Distribution Limited.
Beverley Bell, senior traffic commissioner for Britain, is to become president of the CILT in May.
The chief executive of the DVSA has told an influential group of MPs that traffic commissioners should be “abolished” and operator cases pursued through the courts instead. Giving evidence to the transport select committee, which is currently investigating the work of the enforcement agency, outgoing chief Gareth Llewellyn described the TCs as “anachronistic” and said a significant amount of money could be saved by doing away with them. He said: “In the operator world there’s a group called the traffic […]