Archive of: traffic commissioner

  • Mar

    Coronavirus - We are still here for you all

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    As the last few weeks of panic have started to settle we thought it a great time to update you as to what we are doing and how we can continue to support you all.

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  • Mar

    COVID 19 - We are still here for you

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    During this challenging time there is a lot of concern, rumour and misinformation floating around the Transport industry and what operators should do.

    We are Open from Home

    During this time we are remaining open. We are available from home and will be responding to all calls and emails to give the right advice.  

    Don’t Panic – Get in touch

    That has to be the first advice.

    We are available to provide the correct advice from the latest Government announcements, best practice, Senior Traffic Commissioner announcements etc.

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  • Mar

    Recent Case - Public Inquiry: Company let down by 'Remote Transport Manager'

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    With only around two weeks before a recent Public Inquiry, A S Miles Consulting were engaged by a Midlands based company to assist them, as they had reached a point of despair and lack of action with their current transport manager.

    On attending the clients Operating Centre we found no systems of any worth being used, so simply installed all of our standard systems; the maintenance was not as it should have been and there was - apart from some emails - no evidence that the transport manager had actually attended the operation in some years.

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  • 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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  • 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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