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July 18 2018
By Mel Holley

A former routeone editor, Mel has more than 30 years’ experience in road and rail transport journalism.

TCs are consulting on planned
changes to industry guidance

The Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC) has opened a consultation on proposed changes to the Statutory Documents.

These describe how TCs apply the law and take a proportionate approach to their regulatory powers.

They are reviewed regularly to provide clearer guidance and show transparency in the way traffic commissioners come to their decisions.

Many of the amendments recognise changes in the law and appeal decisions made by the Upper Tribunal.

In total, 13 of the 15 documents have been reviewed, with the changes covering key areas of operator licensing, including:

- Stronger guidance on the practice of ‘fronting’

- Greater emphasis on the importance of completing applications

- Improved guidance around continuous and effective management and disqualification

- Improved guidance on the main occupation criteria

- A new section on driver employment status

STC Richard Turfitt says: “Although many of the proposed amendments reflect changes in the law and decisions made at appeal, we want industry to have a chance to review the Documents before we re-issue them.”

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