A Scottish transport firm has condemned as “inexcusable” delays by the traffic commissioner’s office in processing O-licence applications after it was left waiting since May to run HGVs. Eion Robertson said he had £50,000 sitting in his bank as evidence of financial standing and yet “nothing in my fridge” after he was left waiting on a decision by the TC to grant a licence. Sole trader Robertson, who wants to operate 10 HGVs and 10 trailers out of a base […]
The government missed an opportunity to shake up HGV testing after a review into the service failed to acknowledge reform was needed, according to Logistics UK. The industry had welcomed the review when it was announced last year by Conservative peer Lord Attlee. At the time, Attlee pointed to the existence of accredited private sector testers for trains, planes and cranes, and questioned why the same testing regime should not apply to HGVs and trailers. In addition, the industry has […]
A specialist transport lawyer has urged hauliers to switch strategy if their work isn’t essential to the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.