Updated: Mar 29, 2020
A transport manager for a furniture manufacturing business has lost his repute and has been disqualified by the Traffic Commissioner for Wales, Nick Jones. DVSA examiners found several drivers' hours offences had been committed. A subsequent DVSA investigation revealed there were no systems in place to check drivers' hours, no action had been taken on tachograph infringements and there were no records of working time directive compliance. The transport manager admitted he'd put his priorities in the wrong places. The transport manager claimed he didn’t have enough time to analyse charts and infringement reports because he was also in charge of the firm’s dispatch office and organising all deliveries.
The transport manager was called to a Public Inquiry but failed to attend and submitted a written statement instead. Mr Jones said the CPC holder had been given full notice of what might happen if he failed to attend the inquiry. The Commissioner ruled he'd lost his repute and disqualified him. He will now have to retake and pass the CPC examination before the ban can be lifted.
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