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Fronting – What is this and Why you should Avoid it!

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner (OTC) recently issued a notice on the subject of Fronting, and the risks involved if one was to get caught up in such a scheme. According to the notice, in 2017-2018, 110 operators and 144 Transport Managers were disqualified by Traffic Commissioners due to Fronting. The Senior Traffic Commissioner’s […]

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Driver CPC – Brexit and Beyond – Here to Stay?

On June 23rd 2016, the voting populous of the United Kingdom was asked a question.  The question had two possible answers….and the rest, as they say, is history. Except that what then followed was a myriad of further questions arising from the answer to the first – the majority of which remain unanswered – with […]

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2019 Financial Standing Rates for Transport Operators Announced

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has announced the financial standing rates which will apply next year for operator’s licence holders and applicants. By way of a reminder, these are the sums that operators and prospective operators must have available to them in order to satisfy the legal requirement to be of appropriate financial standing. […]

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Digital Signature Option on VOL now Available for Transport Managers

With effect from 13th November 2018, the Government has made it possible for Transport Managers to use the Gov.UK “Verify” facility to sign applications “digitally” via the Vehicle Operator Licensing Service (aka VOL).  The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has implemented this change following research with Transport Managers and Operators which showed a high interest […]

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