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MAL has a lesson to learn

8th August 1996, Page 21
8th August 1996
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A Swindon firm, whose record was said to be somewhbt tarnished, has had the authorisation on the licence it holds in South Wales cut from six to five vehicles. Anthony and Linda , Meakin, trading as AL&L Transport, appeared before icith Wales Deputy Traffic Commissioner Air Vice-Marshal R<,ncild Ashford at a Cardiff disciplinary inquiry.

In May Deputy Commissioner Alan Bourlet ordered the Ii ry to put all its vehicles through fresh annual tests after expressing concern about their maintenance standards.

Questioned about the alleged unauthorised parking of vehicles away from their operating centre, Anthony Meakin said there had been a few occasions when a driver had parked a vehicle close to his home. He said this would not happen ┬░gain. Meakin said the vehicles mainly collected material from motorway sites. They were involved in removing 50,000 tonnes of material from the M4 and the vehicles were sometimes 'away from base a week at a tin*.

After hearing of the steps taken to improve maintenance standards, Ashford said: will make no further comment. Your record is now somewhat tar.! nished and I underline my . concern about maintenance. Make sure the lesson has been


Locations: Cardiff

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