‘Accident Waiting To Happen’

Scottish Traffic Commissioner was shocked to hear about extensive failures in the systems for managing drivers’ hours and lorry maintenance at a Hawick based operator. Chris Tindall reports.
AN INDEPENDENT audit of a Roxburghshire construction haulier uncovered ‘some of the worst’ failings the Traffic Commissioner (TC) for Scotland had ever seen, according to an Edinburgh public inquiry.
M.A.S.T Construction was described as ‘an accident waiting to happen’ after it attempted to convinced TC Claire Gilmore to grant it a licence to operate two trucks out of its Hawick base.
The operator was given interim authority to run one HGV while an audit into its maintenance and drivers’ hours systems was carried out, but when the results exposed significant failings the company was hauled before the TC.

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