Trust is key in operator licensing

Traffic Commissioner said persistent non-compliance left operator unfit to hold a licence The entire Operator Licensing regime is built around trust and honesty between the traffic commissioners and operators. The traffic commissioners need absolute certainty that those operating within the commercial transport industry can be trusted to carry out operations in a safe and lawful…

Best of 2019-Compliance

CheckedSafe Round-Up We achieved all of this in 2019, and there is much more to come in 2020 – Are you ready? CheckedSafe is continuing to improve. We are improving compliance and setting new best practice standards. We consider ourselves to not only be award winning but market leaders in digital compliance. Since starting over…

Senior TC Turfitt reminds Directors of responsibilities

Senior Traffic Commissioner issues reminder that ultimate responsibility for compliance rests with you Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC) Richard Turfitt has reminded company Directors that the ultimate responsibility for an O-Licence remains with them, and that they should undertake regular audits of compliance, remain up to date on legislation and action any shortcomings discovered. Speaking at…

Bridge Strikes at an unacceptable level

Bridge Strikes at an unacceptable level Regulators say regulatory action is “a real possibility” for those failing to take the necessary steps A hot topic discussed in the recent Commissioners’ Annual Report is the disappointing number of incidents within the industry where a vehicle collides with a bridge. In addition to the potentially catastrophic road…

HSE warning over poorly maintained vehicles

HSE warning over poorly maintained vehicles The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned operators to ensure vehicles are maintained in a safe condition after a company director was banned for knowingly exposing employees to unsafe working conditions. Preston Crown Court heard that Zarif Mohammed allowed the continued use of the same seriously damaged machine…

Transport manager is reminded the hard way that vehicle safety is paramount

Transport manager is reminded the hard way that vehicle safety is paramount Regulator says there was no continuous and effective management of transport operations As independent specialist regulators, Traffic Commissioners work to keep the commercial vehicle industry safe. As such, their role is essential in reducing danger on our roads. Adequate roller brake testing is…

Tread carefully with your tyres

Regular inspections essential to make sure tyres don’t become illegal Tyre management is an important issue for commercial vehicle operators. A tyre that’s legal on the day of an inspection may not be before the next PMI. It’s up to your technician to make a careful judgement on whether the tyre will still be legal…