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Narrow squeak

28th March 1996, Page 16
28th March 1996
Page 16
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

• Peter and Shelly Martin, trading as Psm Haulage, of Shirenewton, Gwent, were given a serious warning at a Cardiff disciplinary inquiry South Wales TC John Mervyn Pugh said only the fact that their vehicles had all had fresh MoT tests had saved their licence from revocation.


• The three-vehicle licence held by Swansea-based Graham Thomas was suspended when he failed to appear at a Cardiff public inquiry. TC John Pugh (left) said there were concerns over mainte k nance and if nothing was heard within 42 days the licence would be revoked and a two-year disqualification considered.

Fleet halved

• Forth Valley Pallets had the authorisation on its licence cut from four to two vehicles by Scottish TC Michael Betts at an Edinburgh disciplinary inquiry, because of the company's poor maintenance record.

Down to six

• Maintenance problems have led to the authorisation on the licence held by Willenhallbased A Ruby Transport being reduced to 24 vehicles and six trailers. The company has also been required to put 17 vehicles through fresh vehicle tests within 28 days.