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Revocation for firm that failed to keep extra promises

Licence originally granted based on finance and TM commitments
When a traffic commissioner decides to give someone a licence to run commercial vehicles, they’ve made sure the applicant meets all the tests. This promotes fair competition.
In some cases, they need to get extra commitments from the business applying for the licence.
But if the operator doesn’t meet those promises, they’re no longer running on a level playing field.
That’s why Traffic Commissioner Simon Evans recently acted against a North West firm.
When the licence was originally granted, the operator agreed to do two extra things. One concerned financial evidence. The other related to the transport manager.
He’d qualified in 2002 but hadn’t acted as a transport manager for 10 years. So, as a condition of getting the licence, he had to do some refresher training.
When the financial evidence didn’t show enough money and the transport manager hadn’t completed the refresher training by the deadline, the Traffic Commissioner proposed action against the firm’s licence.
After holding a public inquiry, Mr Evans made an order to revoke the licence. His decision recognises that if the business continued operating, it wouldn’t be on a level playing field with other licence holders.