D Jones called to Public Inquiry

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Wrexham area operator D Jones, which ceased trading on December 16, has been called to appear at a Public Inquiry (PI) before a Traffic Commissioner next month.

The case, which will be heard at Welshpool Law Courts on February 15, relates to consideration of disciplinary action under Section 17 (The Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981) for the operator, which will take place alongside a Transport Manager hearing for Gary Jones.

The operator last appeared at PI in Welshpool on October 5, where an application to increase the 19-vehicle O-licence authorisation was withdrawn at the case.

While the operator was given a formal warning in respect of the O-licence, the TC found the operator continued to meet the requirement of good repute. However, it had failed to meet the continuous requirement to meet financial standing, but the matter had been fulfilled as at the date of the PI.

The following undertakings were given and recorded on the licence:

  • Fresh finances to demonstrate financial standing will be produced by April 30, 2018 for the period January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018;
  • Gary Jones will attend a two-day specialist Transport Manager refresher course within two months and notify the Office of the TC when this is achieved; and
  • Roller road brake tests will be conducted on alternate PMIs.