28 Mar '15, 6pm
Formal warning for Stepes from Traffic Commissioner
The associated City of Chichester Coaches, Coach Hire Coaches, Round and About, and Sussex Commercial Services have received formal warnings from Traffic Commissioner (TC) Nick Denton following the conclusion of an Eastbourne Public Inquiry (PI). The TC had been considering action against the licences of City of Chichester Coaches and Round and About, both of Beedingwood Farm, Forest Road, Colgate, Horsham; Sussex Commercial Services, of Star Road, Partridge Green, Horsham; and Coach Hire Coaches, of Dropping Holms, Henfield. Mr Denton concluded the shortcomings in the case primarily related to tachograph analysis. He accepted that few significant breaches of driving time or rest periods appeared to have occurred but noted there were significant shortcomings in the way drivers recorded their duties and the way in which the company analysed the records.He said some drivers ...