In an article, similarly entitled to this one, posted to this site, we explained the responsibilities of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (‘DVSA’) and focused upon the requirements of Section 13 of the Goods Vehicle (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995 to be satisfied before an Applicant can be granted an Operator’s Licence.

John Veale of Kangs Solicitors now outlines further requirements of Section 13 of the Act designed to regulate vehicle maintenance and driver standards.

If you hold an Operator’s Licence, are a transport manager, driver or otherwise subject to the powers of the DVSA and find yourself under investigation by the DVSA, summonsed to appear before the Traffic Commissioner for a public inquiry or anticipate being in such a position, please do not hesitate to call us for an initial no obligation confidential discussion:

Additionally, our team is able to offer its expertise to those who may wish to seek an Operator’s Licence of any classification.

Safety Requirements | Kangs Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry Solicitors

Section 13 of the Goods Vehicle (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995 provides that: 

  • satisfactory arrangements must be in place ensuring that laws and regulations covering driving hours for all drivers’ hours are complied with,
  • satisfactory arrangements are in place for ensuring that no vehicles driven under the Operator’s Licence are overloaded,
  • all vehicles driven under the Operator’s Licence must be maintained in a fit and serviceable condition, which requirement is not prejudiced by reason of insufficient financial resources for that purpose,
  • at least one place must be specified as, and be available and suitable for the purposes of, an operating centre,   
  • the capacity of any places specified as operating centres must be sufficient for all the vehicles used under the Operator’s Licence.

How Can We Help | Kangs DVSA Solicitors

Kangs Solicitors fields a team experienced in handling all aspects of the DVSA, Transport Law and Public Inquiries conducted by the Traffic Commissioner.

Our team is experienced in dealing with a wide variety of transport related matters such as:

  • road side stops arising from an infringement,
  • interviews under caution with the DVSA,
  • driver conduct hearings,
  • assisting with new applications for Operators Licences,
  • advising in relation to regulatory proceedings against driving professionals, transport managers, Operator Licence holders and transport companies,
  • representing businesses in a Public Inquiry before the Traffic Commissioner.

For an initial no obligation consultation please do not hesitate to contact any of our team of lawyers.

We are able to provide initial consultations by telephone, video conferencing or in person at any of our offices in Birmingham, Manchester and London.


Hamraj Kang
07976 258171 | 020 7936 6396 | 0121 449 9888

John Veale
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396 | 07989 521210

Stuart Southall
020 7936 6396 0121 449 9888