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Ask The Mac


With Dan Crutchington, Senior Transport Advisor

Spinning plates

Q: We have recently taken delivery of a new vehicle and would like to apply our cherished plate to the vehicle. We have completed the paperwork to do this, but would we need to have the tachograph recalibrated as this still shows the old registration when downloading it?

A: Yes, you would need to have this recalibrated. If this was not completed, it could be seen that the vehicle is out of calibration and enforcement action can be taken. Additionally, if this has not already been done, the plating certificate would also need to be updated with the new registration number.

 

Park life

Q: We have recently been approached by another operator who wishes to park vehicles on our site. We have plenty of room for them to park but are concerned that the Traffic Commissioner will reduce our authorisation in order to accommodate the new operator. Is this correct?

A: When an operator applies for a licence at a location where another operator is already established, the decision will be based on the presented application only. There will be no effect on the operator who is already there, and the Traffic Commissioner will not curtail or reduce the current operator’s authorisation. In short, the application made will have no bearing on your licence, and the Traffic Commissioner will base their decision on the suitability of the operating centre amongst other criteria.

Published On: 28/03/2024 16:00:00

 


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