Archive of: traffic commissioner

  • Jun

    AS Miles Consulting Newsletter June 2018

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    Please click on read more to download the June edition of our monthly newsletter.

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  • Jan

    My Transport Manager has passed away between Christmas and New Year. What do I need to do?

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    Yes, unfortunately that was the phone call that I had at 05:47 this morning, 1st January 2018.

    A very upset and distressed owner of a firm with a nice Transport operation that we have worked with on an 'as and when' basis for a few years now. We speak monthly if only to rib each other on the progress or lack of, with our respective Rugby teams.

     

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  • Jan

    Why should you trust your Maintenance provider?

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    We have a case at present with a Transport Firm. They have had the same Maintenance provider for over 5 years. Whilst carrying out an Audit and on seeing the state of the PMI paperwork, and the general lack of defects and detail it gave me some concerns.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Apr

    When Actions speak louder than words

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    Have you been stopped by the DVSA? Have they asked you or your drivers questions and told you that they will be back in touch?

    Do you then do nothing and hope it will go away or do you not know what to do?

    Help is at hand.

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  • Feb

    Public Inquiry? Getting advice & taking action will help

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    Public Inquiry? Getting advice & taking action will help

    At a recent Public Inquiry, an Operator who had fallen below the standards required for maintenance, drivers' hours infringements and Drivers Daily Inspection had his authorisation reduced permanently by 3 vehicles.

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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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