We successfully represented one of the country’s largest plant hire and haulage companies at a public inquiry. The client had a prior history of poor vehicle maintenance and regulatory action against its licence stretching back over a number of years resulting in adverse regulatory action. However, having implemented our advice following an audit of their controls and systems, our client was called to another public inquiry for technical drivers’ hours infringements.
We were able to successfully demonstrate to the Traffic Commissioner the new transport systems that the client had put in place. As a result, not only did the Traffic Commissioner take no disciplinary action under the client’s licence but he also praised the exemplary nature of the transport operation as a model for the industry.