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Authorisations went missing

4th September 1997
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

• A driver employed by a Tamworth international haulier "did a runner" after his vehicle was prohibited by French police, but left his community authorisation behind.

When Taylor International Service appeared at a Birmingham disciplinary inquiry before West Midland Traffic Commissioner John Mervyn Pugh, director Lorraine Taylor said she was unaware of unpaid fines in France of Ffr9,150 (.030) and Ffr8,600 (1875).

She was also unaware that one of the firm's five community authorisations was missing She had been away from work since November after having a baby.

She admitted that the two drivers involved had worked for the 411A131111 company but not for quite a while. If she was given the relevant information, the French fines would be paid.

Mervyn Pugh commented that if drivers were committing offences on the Continent and not reporting them, it reflected on the company and showed that its drivers had scant regard for management. He was concerned that the unnamed offences in France had been committed in June and October last year, before Taylor was away.

David Wright, the company's former transport manager, said he had neglected his duties due to personal problesns, which later led to his sacking. He had attended the inquiry because he felt a moral responsibility Curtailing the licence to three vehicles, and adjourning the proceedings until late September, Mervyn Pugh warned that the company's licence and community authorisations were in very serious jeopardy, Ile would need to be satisfied that Taylor had got a grip on matters and that the French fines had been paid.

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