Wish Travel loses appeal

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Wish Travel’s directors claimed to be exempt from Driver CPC because they argued that their principal roles were as company directors rather than drivers

Operator claimed company directors did not require Driver CPC qualifications to drive passenger vehicles for hire and reward, as the directorship was their principal activity

An appeal from Wish Travel and Transportation Solutions Ltd against a decision made by Deputy Traffic Commissioner (DTC) for the North West of England Traffic Area, Miles Dorrington, on June 13, 2017, has been dismissed.

The DTC had found that neither Anthony Riley or his co-director, Leandra Mallinson, were exempt from the requirement to hold a Driver CPC when they drove minibuses operated by Wish Travel. He reduced the operator’s vehicle authorisation from eight vehicles to five vehicles for 14 days, effective from the date of the Public Inquiry (PI).

The DTC also issued a first and final warning to Mr Riley in his capacity as Transport Manager.[…]

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