• Birmingham-based C&N Skips was given two weeks to prove
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two of its vehicles were taxed and tested at a Birmingham Disciplinary Inquiry before West Midland Deputy Traffic Commissioner Roger Seamore.
• Birmingham scrap metal dealer Joseph Harvey's vehicles were described as "long in the tooth" when he escaped with a warning at disciplinary proceedings before Western Deputy Traffic Commissioner Air Vice-Marshal Ronald Ashford.
• Leggett Freight has been warned that its licence is at risk if it receives any more prohibition notices of significant maintenance failures. It holds a licence for 16 vehicles and 42 trailers based in Swindon.
• Central Transport Logistics of South Wales was refused a fresh application for a licence on the grounds that it was a front for Merthyr West Paper whose licence had been revoked. The original two directors, Caroline Hallam and Christine Watkins, are the daughters of David Price, the proprietor of Merthyr Waste Paper.
• Mounthoolyof Jedburgh has lost its licence after being convicted of falsifying tacho records. The company and its directors, John Davidson and his mother Edith have also been disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence until February 2000.
• The Divisional Court has upheld an appeal by the Vehicle Inspectorate against the earlier decision of the Sheffield magistrates to acquit Sheffield tipper operator Aaron White on tachograph irregularities. The company was originally found not guilty on the grounds that reinstatement of the highway following installation of tram lines was maintenance, but this was reversed on appeal.