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Day at races is finish post for haulier By Roger

11th July 2013, Page 7
11th July 2013
Page 7
Page 7, 11th July 2013 — Day at races is finish post for haulier By Roger
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Brown EASTERN TRAFFIC commissioner Richard Turfitt has disqualified a Norwich haulier who, on the day his company's vehicles were due to be inspected, left a note telling Vosa examiners he had gone to the Cheltenham Festival.

At a June public inquiry held in Cambridge, the TC was told that in March 2012, Vosa officers made an appointment to see Twinkle Transport director Brian Moon at the firm's base on the Fifers Land Industrial Estate, but found the signed note stating "the Gold Cup calls".

Vosa was investigating the company after the licence of Emmlease (Norwich) — with the same directors Brian and Leslie Moon — was revoked in January 2012.

Trucks and trailers run by Twinkle Transport had picked up several prohibitions relating to brake, tyre and suspension defects and the firm had failed to produce tachographs for a Vosa vehicle examiner.

The PI was told that in February 2013 the company pleaded guilty to 14 offences at Norwich Magistrates' Court, including several instances of failing to provide tachograph record sheets.

One charge related to use of a false licence disc with the intention to deceive government inspectors. The firm was fined £2,300.

TC Turfitt said the company had been convicted of a "serious offence of using a document resembling an operator's licence disc with the intention to deceive".

In his written decision, he disqualified Brian Moon from holding an 0-licence for a year. He also disqualified him from acting as a transport manager with the proviso that he will have to retake his professional qualification before he can work in that role again.

The TC also revoked the firm's 0-licence for 10 vehicles and 10 trailers, and disqualified Leslie Moon from holding an 0-licence for one year.

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