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Two hauliers receive fines for illegal dumping

Two hauliers have received heavy fines for their involvement in illegally depositing waste at a golf range in Kent. Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court heard that 2,157 truck loads of waste soil were deposited at the Great Chart Golf & Leisure facility in Ashford between 2012 and 2015, equating to 42,000 tonnes, significantly exceeding the 1,000-tonne limit […]

Drivers’ hours rules need to be clearer

A lack of clear guidance on how operators can manage and comply with drivers’ hours rules means enforcement authorities could be breaching government guidelines, according to a transport lawyer. James Backhouse, at Backhouse Jones, said many of the issues drivers and hauliers face in trying to follow drivers’ hours regulations would be improved if proper […]

Nine months jail term for £194,000 VAT haulage fraudster

The boss of County Tyrone-based Lyons Haulage has been sent to prison for his role in a £194,000 VAT fraud, following an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into his company. Mark Lyons, 48, of Crevenagh Road, Omagh, ran the company with his wife, Janet, and between November 2011 and September 2014 they charged customers […]

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DfT publishes EU exit ‘no deal’ information

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published 6 technical notice documents setting out the plans it will put in place in the unlikely situation the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Lorry, bus and coach drivers and operators should read the technical notices for: vehicle insurance in the EU if there’s no EU exit deal […]

International Haulage Permits – Post-Brexit

The Government has outlined the rules that will apply for issuing international road haulage permits post Brexit. Outlined in a consultation response issued by DfT, these rules may apply in both a deal or no-deal situation. The Road Haulage Association notes there are many gaps in our knowledge as no significant progress has been made […]

Tachograph failings led to O-licence loss

Rochester-based WSG Transport has had its O-licence revoked following a public inquiry (PI) that revealed a string of maintenance and tachograph-related failings. In a written decision following the July PI in Eastbourne, Sarah Bell, traffic commissioner (TC) for London and the South East also disqualified the company’s sole director William Pucknell from holding or obtaining […]

Worn tyre operator loses O-licence for infringements

Croydon-based Tyre Channel has had its O-licence revoked following a maintenance investigation that uncovered excessive periods between inspections and an ineffective system of driver daily walkaround checks. In a written decision following a public inquiry (PI) in Eastbourne on 25 June, South Eastern and Metropolitan deputy traffic commissioner (TC) John Baker revoked the O-licence from […]

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