James Newton-Price has successfully represented an international container haulage business at a Public Inquiry before the Traffic Commissioner. The operator’s licences at sites within the UK was at risk following a vehicle examiner’s inspection, which had revealed significant shortcomings at one of the sites. Through thorough preparation, the respondent was able to answer the criticisms in full and to show how the problems had been remedied.
Such risk of a negative outcome can often be averted by submitting witness statements and documentary evidence in advance. As a result the Traffic Commissioner allowed the business to continue its haulage operations without any penalty.