The number of transport managers disqualified for non-compliance fell by over a third last year, according to the latest annual report from the Office of the Traffic Commissioner. The report for the year to 31 March 2020 revealed that 88 transport managers were disqualified in the period, compared to 103 in the previous year. The number of public inquiries also dipped, down from 873 to 818, whilst licence revocations dropped to 282 from 314 in 2018. The West Midlands region […]
The long-standing row over the independence of the traffic commissioners (TCs) from Vosa has been laid to rest with the publication this week of a framework document. The document clearly sets out the roles of the TC, the Department for Transport (DfT) and its agencies. It has been signed by senior TC Beverley Bell and transport minister Mike Penning. The independence row was sparked following a letter from the DfT in late 2010 to the then senior TC Philip Brown, […]
Fowler Welch is preparing for a 20% absence rate this winter in the expectation that the cold weather will push up Covid-19 infection rates once again.
In the weeks leading up to its collapse, Deben Transport attempted to make changes to its depot network as it battled to stay afloat.