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Whalley cuts Crown & Target

14th March 1987, Page 19
14th March 1987
Page 19
Page 19, 14th March 1987 — Whalley cuts Crown & Target
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

• Maintenance problems led to the number of vehicles authorised on the PSV operator's licences held by Associated Crown Coaches (Cramlington) and Target Travel (Coaches) being cut to the 10 vehicles in possession, and to two of those vehicles being suspended for two months.

North Eastern Traffic Commissioner Frederick Whalley was told that five maintenance investigations had been carried out since January, 1983, and 10 immediate prohibition notices and 13 defect notices had been imposed on vehicles operated by the two companies. A fatal accident involving a small girl had occurred when a flap on a Target Travel coach came up.

The two companies agreed that the vehicles had not been properly maintained but claimed that steps had been taken to improve the situation. A technical director had been appointed to oversee the maintenance and the Freight Transport Association were to carry out quality checks.

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