Citations with the tag: AITKEN, Joan
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- Light the fire.
Aitken, Joan E. // Vital Speeches of the Day; 5/15/93, Vol. 59 Issue 15, p473
Presents a speech, `Light the Fire,' by an assistant professor of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, delivered at the Heart of America Suzuki Teachers Association's Parent's Workshop at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri on March 6, 1993,...
- Transport manager had another full-time job.
Aitken, Joan E. // Commercial Motor; 9/22/2011, Vol. 216 Issue 5451, p8
The article reports on the written decision made by Scotland's Traffic Commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken who has revoked the O-licence of Strathplant Hire after she was informed that George Hill, the nominated transport manager, had a full-time work at another company.
- Fair City Skip Hire licence revocation.
Aitken, Joan E. // Commercial Motor; 6/27/2013, Vol. 219 Issue 5541, p9
The article focuses on the licence revocation Fair City Skip Hire by Scotland's traffic commisioner (TC) Joan Aitken, wherein it is said that the TC is not considering repute, but rather fitness.
- 'Hidden director has licence refused.
Aitken, Joan E. // Commercial Motor; 11/28/2013, Vol. 220 Issue 5563, p21
The article reports that commissioner (TC) for Scotland Joan Aitken, has refused the O-license application of a director of revoked business MSLG Haulage, who tried to get back into the industry by hiding his involvement in a new company.
- Lack of transparency leads to O-licence cut.
Aitken, Joan E. // Commercial Motor; 9/23/2010, Vol. 213 Issue 5400, p22
The article reports on the non-disclosure issue of hauling-related agreement between Michael Allan of MSA Logistics and Munro & Sons to Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken in Scotland.
- TC disqualifies 'rotten' hauliers.
Aitken, Joan E. // Commercial Motor; 1/12/2012, Vol. 217 Issue 5466, p8
The article reports that traffic commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken has disqualified Scottish haulier SDS Logistics from applying for an operator's licence (O-licence) after discovering it to be one of the worst cases of falsification of documents.
- VOSA row with TCs . . Labelled as a crisis.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 12/1/2011, Vol. 216 Issue 5461, p8
The article reports that Scotland traffic commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken has described the public row that saw TCs accuse Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) of undermining their judicial independence as a crisis.
- You said it!
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 1/31/2013, Vol. 219 Issue 5520, p7
The article presents quotes from BJ and C Carberry Haulage owner Brian Carberry regarding cheapness of oil than metal, Scotland Traffic Commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken regarding an operator named Allan, and Framptons Transport Services director Richard Fry regarding sympathy.
- Tacho-fiddling haulier has licence revoked.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 8/8/2013, Vol. 220 Issue 5547, p23
The article reports that the operator licence (O-licence) of haulier George Davidson has been cancelled by traffic commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken, due to Davidson's imprisonment for the use of a device that breaches hours regulations of drivers.
- TC draws from Soham lessons.
Brown, Roger // Motor Transport; 3/18/2004, p6
Deals with the lessons gained by Scottish traffic commissioner Joan Aitken from the inquiry in Soham, England. Priority of Aitken during her first year in the job; Initiatives that Aitken wants from her employees; Views of Aitken on dealing with hauliers.
- TC not told transport manager left in 1996.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 7/25/2013, Vol. 220 Issue 5545, p21
The article reports that traffic commisioner (TC) Joan Aitken suspended Dundee Plant Co. For 12 weeks after its director was not able to tell her office that its transport manager left in 1996.
- Sanday boss commits 'gross error of judgement'.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 7/7/2011, Vol. 215 Issue 5441, p9
The article reports on the statement of traffic commissioner for Scotland Joan Aitken that the boss of Sanday Haulage has committed a gross error of judgement and undercut and disadvantaged lawful operators.
- Licence refused over IC's fears of fronting.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 1/31/2013, Vol. 219 Issue 5520, p19
The article reports on the refusal of Scotland Traffic Commisioner (TC) Joan Aitken for UK Home Delivery's O-license application, sayong that the application was a front for a revoked transport operator.
- O-licence is revoked over drug conviction.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 6/20/2013, Vol. 219 Issue 5540, p8
The article reports that the operator's licence (O-licence) of Fair City Skip Hire was revoked by Scotland Traffic Commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken following the conviction of its owners with drug offences.
- Warning issued over woeful compliance.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 10/10/2013, Vol. 220 Issue 5556, p5
The article reports on a warning issued by Scotland traffic commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken against the limited O-license of North Lanarkshire, England-based trucking operator T&M Contracts.
- No decision on Brady licence.
Jewell, Mike // Commercial Motor; 3/9/2006, Vol. 203 Issue 5168, p12
The article reports on the application of Scottish haulage firm Brady Transport for an O-license. The company's application for a national license was heard by Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken. Aitken is reserving her decision and said she wanted to reflect on the significance of the...
- No licence for 'Queen Oliver'.
Jewell, Mike // Motor Transport; 12/8/2005, p6
The article reports on an electronic mail sent by truck operator Katherine Oliver about the rejection of her application for a license for her company Koos in Scotland. Scottish traffic commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken claims that an adjournment to a public inquiry was being sought by the...
- Truck remains impounded as TC rejects own-goods argument.
Aitken, Joan // Commercial Motor; 1/24/2008, Vol. 207 Issue 5264, p25
The article reports that Bryce Stewart of Edinburgh, who wrongly claimed exemption from requiring an O-licence, has lost his bid for the return of his impounded vehicle when Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken ruled he was using it for business purposes and therefore operating illegally....
- Haulier using wrong O-licence must reapply.
Aitken, Joan // Commercial Motor; 8/12/2010, Vol. 213 Issue 5394, p11
The article informs that Scottish Traffic Commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken has ordered haulier D&D Fraser to apply for a new O-licence under his firm's new name to continue operating as the firm was found to be operating on the licence of a related, but now defunct company.
- TC slams 'pathetic excuse' for using a tacho fiddling
Aitken, Joan // Commercial Motor; 12/18/2003, Vol. 198 Issue 5058, p30
Reports on the decision of Scottish traffic commissioner Joan Aitken on a case regarding the use of a device by truck driver Brian Smith which was designed to fiddle the tachograph of the truck. Facts of the case; Fine imposed on Brian Smith; Reason behind the decision of Aitken.
- Director failed to tell TC of prison sentences.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 7/4/2013, Vol. 220 Issue 5542, p8
The article reports on the failure of James Shearer, director of Paisley, Scotland-based transport company Shearer Transport, to tell Joan Aitken, Scotland's traffic commissioner, about his conviction records, which then lead for the revocation of his operator (O) licence.
- Oily rag repair leads to a formal warning.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 10/6/2005, Vol. 202 Issue 5148, p34
Reports on a formal warning given by Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken to livestock haulier Malcolm Sinclair over his fuel tank repair. Observation of maintenance failure in the fuel tank; Defense of Sinclair for the repair practice; Decision of Aitken not to revoke the license of Sinclair.
- CJT Licence rejected by TC over phoenix firm fears.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 7/28/2011, Vol. 216 Issue 5643, p8
The article reports on the rejection of Dumfries, Scotland-based CJT Logistics' operator (O)-licence application by Scotland Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken, who said she believed it was a phoenix company.
- TC rejects operator's claim that dog ate his O-licence.
Jewell, Mike // Commercial Motor; 3/1/2007, Vol. 205 Issue 5218, p33
The article reports on a refusal of traffic commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken to return an impounded vehicle with no operator's license to livestock haulier David Drummond in Fife, Scotland. She was told that Drummond reasoned out to public officials that he had a blue disc but claimed that it had...
- O-licence rejected for running trucks illegally.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 10/31/2013, Vol. 220 Issue 5559, p7
The article reports on the written decision of Traffic Commissioner (TC) for Scotland Joan Aitken in which she rejected an O-licence application from John Baird, trading as Scotia Trucking Services, from being a transport manager indefinitely for running trucks illegally.
- Fake bank statements end in O-licence refusal.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 6/26/2014, Vol. 221 Issue 5592, p5
The article reports on the refusal of a would-be haulier an O-licence by traffic commissioner (TC) for Scotland, Joan Aitken regarding false bank statements that was made for meeting the financial standing requirements.
- "Careless and self-serving" operator ignored the rules.
Brown, Roger // Truck & Driver; Nov2015, p9
The article discusses license suspension and ban from professional driving for three months imposed on haulier Melissa Young, after drivers' hours offences made by Young's haulage company MH Young were identified, and offers views of Scotland's traffic commissioner Joan Aitken on the suspension.
- O-licence revocation for no-show operator.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 2/7/2008, Vol. 207 Issue 5266, p24
The article discusses a court case involving operator David Grubb who had his licence revoked when he failed to appear at an Edinburgh public inquiry before Scottish Traffic Commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken in 2008. According to the commissioner, a traffic examiner had reported having difficulty in...
- Operator 'too busy' to produce records.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 3/6/2008, Vol. 207 Issue 5270, p24
The article reports that transport operator Saeed Mohammed, has had his seven-vehicle licence suspended for 10 days, after he has failed to comply with a request to produce tachograph records for the period 1 April to 12 May 2007. Mohammed, trading as 786 Apollo Foods in Glasgow, Scotland has...
- Scotbeef licence is cut for a third time.
Semple, Jack // Motor Transport; 9/28/2006, p6
The article reports on the decision of Scottish traffic commissioner Joan Aitken to reduce the number of trucks operated by Scotbeef. Aitken states that she did not have to revoke the licence because she believed that the company could be trusted. The licence of Scotbeef was curtailed due to...
- Suspension for owner-driver who did not use mode switch.
Semple, Jack // Commercial Motor; 9/21/2006, Vol. 204 Issue 5196, p34
The article reports on the suspension of the one-truck operator and light goods vehicle licences of Scottish owner-driver John Erskine for six weeks following a series of tachograph and hours offences. Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken described his manual entry charts inaccurate....
- Paint your wagon not your wheels.
Semple, Jack // Motor Transport; 11/25/2004, p2
Reports that the license held by Stirling, Scotland-based Central Industrial Services has been cut after a wheel loss incident involving painted wheels on April 17, 2004 by Scottish traffic commissioner Joan Aitken. Fleet reduction imposed on the company; Details of the incident; Measure taken...
- Illegal disc-sharing hauliers get knuckles wrapped by TC Aitken.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 8/4/2011, Vol. 216 Issue 5444, p11
The article reports that Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken has issued the O-licence suspension and curtailment against two haulers MK Leslie and Davior Farms for illegal disc sharing in Scotland.
- Operator has authority reduced by TC.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 3/27/2008, Vol. 207 Issue 5273, p23
The article reports that the O-licence of Quothquan Farms has reduced from 25 vehicles and six trailers to 23 vehicles and six trailers for six months by the Scottish Traffic Commissioner, Joan Aitken. The TC said that the 2007/08 annual test figures revealed 10 occasions of presented vehicles...
- Revocation after third inquiry in four years.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 8/27/2009, Vol. 210 Issue 5346, p22
The article reports on the case of John Pettigrew, trading as John Pettigrew Haulage, had his licence revoked after appearing at his third public inquiry into drivers' hours offences since 2005. Pettigrew, who held a licence for eight vehicles and four trailers, had been called before the...
- Council's licence cut after wheel loss incidents.
Brown, Roger // Motor Transport; 2/15/2007, p8
The article reports on the decision of Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken to cut the license of Stirling Council from 115 to 92 vehicles after a series of maintenance problems. An Edinburgh disciplinary inquiry found that since February 2002, the council's vehicles had been issued with 23...
- Two-week suspension for unauthorised use.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 1/21/2010, Vol. 212 Issue 5365, p22
The article reports on the revocation of the operators licence (O-licence) of a Scottish operator Robert Laird after he was found to be running more vehicles than he was authorised to do. Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken has granted the son of Robert Laird, Robin a new license to take...
- Four-week cut for maintenance failure hat trick.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 1/8/2004, Vol. 199 Issue 5061, p29
Announces that Ochilmount Transport's O-licence authorisation has been cut from 12 vehicles and eight trailers to eight vehicles and four trailers for four weeks according to Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken. Number of Ochilmo unit Transport's appearances at a public inquiry in 2003;...
- Leg injury blamed for breaking the rules.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 1/8/2004, Vol. 199 Issue 5061, p29
Reports that Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken has suspended the licence of Laurelbank Transport for breaking hours rules and using an unauthorised operating centre. Results of the examination made on the company's tachograph charts; Comments from Michael Allan of Laurelbank Transport;...
- Boyle Licences revoked.
Brown, Roger // Motor Transport; 3/19/2012, p6
The article informs about the cancellation of light goods vehicles (LGV) licenses of 11 drivers at Boyle Transport by Scottish traffic commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken.
- License suspended for misusing digicard.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 9/13/2012, Vol. 218 Issue 5501, p28
The article reports on the suspension of K & C Logistics driver john Ferguson's vocational license for misusing another truck driver's digital tachograph card in falsifying records in Fife, Scotland. Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken suspended his license for nine months and reprimanded not to...
- TC says 'light touch' era may be over.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 10/16/2008, Vol. 208 Issue 5302, p7
The article offers information on the views of Joan Aitken, the traffic commissioner for Scotland, presented at the first Commercial Motor Legal Seminar. Speaking at the ATS Euromaster sponsored event, Aitken said that the era of light touch regulation may be coming to an end. The seminars are...
- LEGAL UPDATE.
Brown, Roger // Motor Transport; 2/4/2013, p6
The article offers news briefs related to legal services which mention that the traffic commissioner for Scotland Joan Aitken has disqualified MSA logistics from the haulage industry and focuses on the aims of the company Roadways Container Logistics Ltd. and Norbert Dentressangle Logistics.
- TC refuses to return impounded truck.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 6/13/2013, Vol. 219 Issue 5539, p18
The article presents a case study which involves Scotland traffic commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken who declined to return an impounded automobile to Lindsay Scaffolding Contracts. It states that the TC heard details regarding the locations of the phoenix company's vehicles. Grant Lindsay of the...
- Disqualification for director who misled TC.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 6/20/2013, Vol. 219 Issue 5540, p19
The article discusses a court wherein the traffic commisioner (TC) for Scotland Joan Aitken disqualified and revoked the O-licence of Lee Burn's haulage business Lee Burns Transport after he mislead her in a letter over employment status of his transport manager.
- Transport manager loses repute after 'duping' and 'misleading' operators.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 2/5/2009, Vol. 209 Issue 5317, p24
The article reports that a transport manager Hugh Mclnnes, nominated on seven O-licenses, has lost his repute after it was found that he had tricked two of his employers into operating on bogus O-licences. In finding that had lost his repute, the Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken said...
- Dangerous logs lead to suspended O-licence.
Brown, Roger // Commercial Motor; 8/19/2010, Vol. 213 Issue 5395, p22
The article presents a case study of Inverness, Scotland-based haulier Highland Car Crushers whose O-licence was suspended for three weeks after one of its trucks was discovered with a trailer of logs that could have caused a catastrophic accident. It describes how police traffic officers...
- TC's long arm stretches to US.
Jewell, Mike // Motor Transport; 11/20/2003, p8
Reports on an inquiry conducted by British traffic commissioner Joan Aitken on David Heeps, owner and managing director of a truck fleet in the U.S., regarding his alleged involvement in unauthorized use of an operating center and other offenses. Arguments presented by Aitken against Heeps;...
- Skip firm licence cut because of unauthorised centre.
Jewell, Mike // Commercial Motor; 5/31/2007, Vol. 205 Issue 5231, p49
The article informs that the O-licence held by Daniel R Young & Son has been cut because of the use of an unauthorised operating centre. The owners of the company had been called before Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken at a Selkirk, Scotland disciplinary inquiry. The commissioner has...
- TC Aitken disqualifies driver for ignoring instructions from Vosa.
Jewell, Mike // Commercial Motor; 10/3/2013, Vol. 220 Issue 5555, p23
The article reports that the truck driver Alistair Adams from Kirkmuirhill in Lanarkshire, Scotland, was disqualified by traffic commissioner (TC) Joan Aitken and revoked Adams's vocational driving license due of driving for 18 months and ignores the Vosa inspectors's instructions.