Compliance failures

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Numerous compliance failures led to the revocation of Anthony Morris’ O-licence

Following a public inquiry (PI), the restricted operating licence of Anthony Morris, granted on 6 April 2002, was revoked by Traffic Commissioner (TC) for Wales Victoria Davies in April as a result of failures in compliance. DVSA Vehicle Examiner (VE) Geraint Dean conducted an investigation

visit and issued a report dated 29 November 2022 which highlighted shortcomings, including that although the licence was held by Anthony Morris as a sole trader, the legal entity operating the vehicle appeared to be a partnership between Mr Morris and Paul Herbert.

The VE was unable to engage with Mr Morris and dealt directly with Mr Herbert who described himself as Mr Morris’ ‘business partner.’ The vehicle operated was registered to Mr Herbert and parked at his address, maintenance was carried out on the vehicle by his son, and his telephone number was on it, though was removed prior to the vehicle being presented for DVSA inspection.

The operating centre specified was at WG Thomas Coaches, Porth Bus Depot, Porth. However, it was established by a DVSA visit that the operator was unknown to staff there, and there was no permission to park there.


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