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November 07 2018
By Tim Deakin

Tim is Editor of routeone and has worked in both the coach and bus and haulage industries.

Senior TC’s statutory guidance documents revised

Senior TC Turfitt: Statutory Guidance documents have been revised

All except one of the Senior Traffic Commissioner’s (STC) Statutory Guidance documents have been updated following a consultation of stakeholders. The only document to stay the same is the one concerning vocational drivers.

Revisions include:

  • New guidance on the importance of continuous professional development
  • Clearer guidance on what will happen of an O-Licence is used without authority (fronting)
  • Greater emphasis on the importance of accurate applications
  • A new section on support for tribunal users
  • Updated guidance on what happens when periods of grace expire
  • A new section on driver employment status.

Says STC Richard Turfitt: “It is important that we get the balance right and that irresponsible parties, who ignore the safety of others, do not put compliant businesses at a disadvantage.

“On this occasion, the majority of changes are dictated by case law rather than a debate on policy. There is a heavy emphasis on providing continuity but the responses to the consultation have helped us to try and clarify our approach to regulation.”

The new documents can be viewed at

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