Update to traffic commissioner guidance

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The Senior Traffic Commissioner’s Statutory Documents have been updated and republished. The changes took effect on January 1, 2017. Operators and licence applicants have been advised to pay particular attention to the following changes:

  • Transport Managers (Statutory Document 3) – the document has been revised to clarify the findings traffic commissioners can make with regard to professional competence. It also offers further detail around the requirements for requesting a period of grace.
  • On impounding (Statutory Document 7), the document has been revised to clarify the evidence that hauliers need to produce for cabotage operations.
  • Statutory Document 9 now confirms what the Office of the Traffic Commissioner is required to do when dealing with operators who use the Welsh language. Operators are expected to give 14 days’ notice they want the Welsh language to be used in proceedings.

All 15 Statutory Documents can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/p7slhcn