Archive of: operator licence

  • Dec

    When Doing Nothing Is Simply Fatal

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    A S Miles Consulting recently had a call to provide consultancy support to a client with a Public Inquiry which immediately caused us some concerns.

    Once our Managing Director started to work with the client and their legal team it became apparent that the client had originally had a poor DVSA visit some 18 months previous which had identified a large number of serious issues with the Compliance of the Operator Licence.

    The client had then undertaken some improvements. It must also be noted that the DVSA took a very supportive position rather than immediately decide to prosecute on this case.

    Six months later the DVSA made a return visit to check on progress. They were dismayed that the client had not really grasped the serious position that they were in.

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  • Jun

    Would you let your Transport Manager do your VAT return?

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    If not, then Why not?

    The answer is probably along the lines of "He's not qualified to do accountancy, or she has no previous experience of doing VAT returns".

    And all of those would probably be true.

    So why do people let their Accountant give them advice on Operator Licence Compliance?

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  • Feb

    The Used or Rental Trucks that could cost you your O Licence and Repute

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    There is a Ticking Time Bomb in the used Truck Market and no one seems to want to do anything to inspire confidence back into the market.

    I am talking about Adblu traps, Diversions, emulators, software and any other such 'emissions cheat devices' that have been fitted to trucks by previous owners that are then finding their way into the used truck market.

    Loss of Repute = Loss of Licence

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  • May

    Why Honesty is the best policy BEFORE you go to a Public Inquiry

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    When an Operator receives either a DVSA visit or calling in papers they are usually worried and that is normal.

    Now do you want to make this easy or hard? That is the question.

    Our aim is to take you through this process as smoothly as possible, to cause you as little embarrassment as possible and help you ensure that when it is all over you never end up back in front of the Traffic Commissioner or the DVSA again.

    How can you help?

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  • May

    How to keep your Operator Licence at a Public Inquiry

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    How to keep your Operator Licence at a Public Inquiry or Why finger pointing and blame don't work.

    So far in 2017 alone we have been to numerous Public Inquiries across the country.

    Some have been with companies in the passenger carrying sector and some in the freight carrying sector but all have one thing in common.

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  • Jan

    OCRS - a lack of team work increases the chances of being stopped by the DVSA and Police

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    OCRS - a lack of team work increases the chances of being stopped by the DVSA and Police

    An operator who sent his fleet of 11 LGV's in for their schedules PMI on time and filed the paperwork when the vehicles returned from PMI and MOT was shocked when we checked his OCRS score to find out that he was in the red.

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