News

Why it pays to be compliant

Home - Uncategorized - Why it pays…

Why it pays to be compliant

Two year disqualification for Scottish operator who got lucrative contracts but didn’t want to keep to the rules

Like most operators, you need a good, reliable source of income to make your business a success.
Depending on what type of work you do, this can often be challenging.
Commercial vehicles – whether you’re carrying goods or passengers – are a key element of your operations.
So it’s absolutely vital that you look after and invest in them, as well as your drivers, to ensure the long term future of your business.
Compliant operators put road safety and fair competition first.
That’s why traffic commissioners always take action to deal with those who don’t.
In a recent case, Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken found that an operator continued running vehicles even after she’d suspended the licence.
The civil engineering firm worked on lucrative road building projects but wasn’t prepared to operate compliantly and lawfully according to the operator licence standards, she said.
The operator should have used the period of suspension to put proper arrangements in place but didn’t. Miss Aitken said a vehicle presented at annual test had revealed the firm was “way below par and a risk to road safety”.
She revoked the licence as well as disqualifying the company and its director.