Conclusions from the Traffic Commissioners report for 2012/13

Posted by AndrewT on 28th Jan 2014

The TC recently published their report for road transport and it provides some interesting reading. The number of O-licences has fallen from 110,067 in 1999/2000 to 80,894 in 2012/13, a drop of 3,178 over the last twelve months. Clearly it has been a tough year for some operators and cutting corners on managing their compliance with drivers’ hours and tachograph regulations may be tempting. This is a false economy and puts the business, driver and public at risk. Smartanalysis costs as little as 25p per drier per day and can save operators time, money and big headaches in managing compliance. It shows the authorities that you have systems and process in place, leaving the authorities time to focus on the serially and seriously non-compliant. 2012/13 in numbers
  • A total of 303 O-licences were revoked in 2012/13, compared with 322 in 2011/12.
  • The number of licence suspensions jumped from 97 to 135.
  • Licence holder disqualifications rose year-on-year from 37 to 45.
  • Disqualifications for transport managers went up to 67 from 57 the previous year.
You can read the whole report here.