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Simon Shekyls, Author at Transport Audits

Significant increase in Financial Standing amounts

If you hold, or wish to apply for, a Standard National or International Operators Goods or Passenger Vehicle Licence from the 1st January 2017 then you will need to demonstrate financial standing of £7850 for the first vehicle and £4350 for each subsequent vehicle on your licence margin. Irrespective, whether you are utilising your whole […]

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

Get FORS Accredited

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary but highly recommended scheme for operators designed to improve the safety and performance of your commercial vehicle fleet. FORS accreditation could help your business; win tenders, save money, improve safety, and reduce your environmental impact. Get FORS accredited today. Contact us today on 0800 998 9127 […]


O-Licence Application Delays to be Reduced

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner’s (OTC) have announced that the revamped IT system, which is expected to cut the average O-licence application waiting time from nine to seven weeks, is planned to go live in the first week in August. Prospective and existing operator licence holders will be able to electronically submit their supporting […]

Statutory Guidance Update

DVSA Fleet Compliance Statistics for 2014-15

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) summary report about fleet compliance checks throughout 2014 and 2015 can be found here The report is a summary of random checks by DVSA Traffic Examiners for roadworthiness and traffic compliance by goods vehicle operators of both UK and Foreign registered vehicles. Once again, the two most common offences […]

Defects PG9 Prohibition Notices

Vehicle Defects – a DVSA updated guide

A vehicle defect reference guide used by DVSA enforcement examiners and Police Officers it provides guidance on the action to take when roadworthiness defects are found during vehicle inspections. The recently updated DVSA Categorisation of Defects guide can be found here It is recommend that vehicle owners, operators and drivers use the guide to become more […]

Richard Turfitt

Public Inquiry Defence – your options

If you have been called to Public Inquiry or have been threatened with that possibility by officials from the DVSA then you should take immediate steps to avoid potentially ruinous action against your business. Having a professional and credible transport audit conducted by an experienced and qualified practitioner is possibly the wisest and most cost-effective […]

Compliance Audits

Operator Licence Compliance Audits

Welcome to our new website A resource dedicated to the needs of operators seeking professional cost-effective auditing services for their goods and passenger vehicle transport systems. Increasingly, Traffic Commissioners are directing operators to undergo comprehensive audits as part of the decisions or conditions imposed following Public Inquiries. Often viewed as a method of sanctioning on […]