Rooney calls time on coach
By: Dave Robbins
29 May 2013
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Most stories with a Wayne or a Rooney in them are football connected. However, on this instance it’s another Rooney making the news – North East Traffic Commissioner, Kevin.
He’s just put a temporary stop to operations at a Nottingham-based coach operator after it admitted it hadn’t started Driver CPC training. Rooney ruled that the joint owner of the business must complete three days’ training before the suspension can be lifted.
This decision follows similar warnings by Senior Traffic Commissioner, Beverley Bell, that the authorities are going to come down hard on operators – whether LGV or PCV – who aren’t up to speed with Driver CPC training.
Commenting on the coach company case, Kevin Rooney said: “Despite the bus and coach industry being given 10 years’ notice of the need for drivers to hold the qualification, including five years of active publicity, this operator had left less than three months for drivers to complete it.”