Operators are called to Public inquiries, when mistakes are made, these are referred to shortcomings. The Traffic Commissioners grant an operators licence on trust, but this trust is now being questioned at a public inquiry.
You’ll get a letter with all the details. Traffic commissioners are responsible for licensing and regulating operators of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), public service vehicles (PSVs) and local bus services. They can also take action against their drivers.
They can call a formal public inquiry in a court to get more evidence to help them decide if they should:
This might be if someone has objected to a licence being granted or the traffic commissioner thinks an operator may have broken the terms of their licence.
You’ll get a minimum of:
You should carry out an independent audit. You can decide to represent yourself or ask someone to represent you, eg a lawyer. This could be someone else like a transport consultant if the traffic commissioner agrees. Evidence is not given under oath but witnesses have to tell the truth. If you don’t tell the truth you could lose your licence or criminal charges may follow. If you would like us to act on your behalf please complete the form at the bottom of this page.
The traffic commissioner can decide to:
If you need help with a public inquiry, please start by calling us on
call us on 01206 848425