Drivers to take extra training
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• The licence held by William Coutts Trans
port (Peterhead) will be renewed for two years only, with a final warning about convictions, if the company trains its drivers to avoid overloading.
Scottish Deputy Traffic Commissioner Alan Worthington heard at an Aberdeen public inquiry that Coutts was seeking renewal with a reduction in authorisation from 23 vehicles and 27 trailers to 15 vehicles and 20 trailers. The company has 10 vehicles and 20 trailers in possession, having had to close its Dyce depot due to a downturn in work, In requiring the company to work out attaining programme for its drivers with the Vehicle Inspectorate, Worthington said that the number of overloading convictions clearly showed that the piesent system of issuing drivers with warning letters was ineffective.