Archive of: Public Inquiry

  • Jan

    Are you the best you can be - or the best of a bad bunch?

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    This might seem a silly question but on examining the data that we have gathered in the last decade only 7% of the businesses that we work with want to be the best, full stop.

    The others fall into the category of ‘We want to be better than our competitors’ – 63 % and the other 30% want to do just enough to not get caught.

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  • 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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  • Nov

    Why you should get serious when the Traffic Commissioner sends you a Calling In Letter

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    When you receive the Traffic Commissioners calling in letter you really do need to get serious and take action.

    AS Miles Consulting were called in by a new client to help them with only 3 weeks to go before the Public Inquiry.

    This was a pity because the incident that had triggered the call to Public Inquiry had happened some 7 months before.

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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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  • Nov

    Facing a Public Inquiry? The Sooner You Act The Better

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    If you would like a happy ending yo your Public Inquiry or better still not even get an invitation to one in the first place just call the Happy Ending Team on 01455 389053 or email helpme@asmilesconsulting.com.

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  • Oct

    How to have a happy Public Inquiry!

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    One of our clients who only came to us when the Traffic Commissioner called them to a Public Inquiry and they had read an article that our MD had written in the Scaffolding Associations Magazine (also see https://asmilesconsulting.com/news/2017-08-08-access-all-area-and-you-still-need-to-do-it-right).

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  • Sep

    Not All Transport Consultants Are Equal

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    Are you getting what you pay for with transport advice and consultancy?

    Our experience with some of our new clients and recent enquires is NO people are not!

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  • Aug

    Why Honesty IS The Best Policy - Can You Be Trusted?

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    This month one of the Public Inquiries that we have attended in Cambridge involved a client where there was some rather difficult issues surrounding the case.

    The client was very sensitive to these and really was not keen to be, as they saw it, 'airing dirty laundry in public'.

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  • Aug

    Access All Area - and you still need to do it right

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    This month our MD Andy Miles writes in Access Point the magazine of the Scaffolding Association (www.thescaffolding-association.org) about the need for your Transport to be as compliant as the rest of your business.

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  • Jul

    Can a Public Inquiry put other Business Accreditations and a Major Client at risk?

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    When an Operator finds themselves being called before the Traffic Commissioner to a Public Inquiry they are probably not loooking much further ahead than the Public Inquiry and how they are going to deal with it.

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