Hauliers — Potential Problems

April 2000
Logistics & Transport Focus;Apr2000, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p12
Trade Publication
This article reports that truck operators in Great Britain are liable to receive hefty fines or lose their operating licenses if they fail to do their utmost to ensure drivers comply with regulations. Operators who pick up two convictions for road traffic offenses, could find their livelihood seriously threatened. According to the Barker Gotelee Solicitors, who provide legal support to the transport sector, these are issues which truck operators must address now. For example, new regulations state that the Traffic Commissioner must revoke a license if an individual operator is convicted of road transport offenses, no matter how serious the offenses may or may not be. Exactly what this provision means is still uncertain, but until it is resolved by a transport tribunal or the High Court, operators must take great care to avoid convictions.


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