Adam Halal Foods’ transport licence suspended
Birmingham poultry firm Adam Halal Foods Ltd has had its transport licence suspended for two weeks by the West Midlands Traffic Commissioner, after previous illegal vehicle operations were uncovered.
Traffic Commissioner, Nick Denton, has found that the company flouted a 2014 decision revoking its previous licence by continuing to run vehicles under another operator’s licence.
He concluded that the firm’s current licence, issued in 2015, would most likely not have been granted if the illegal operation had been known at that time.
Denton explained: “I cannot simply ignore the very serious unlawful operation which took place before the grant of the licence, flouting the intention behind TC Jones’s revocation of the previous licence.”
Ruling that a meaningful period of suspension was merited, Denton accepted the company had improved since the 2014 public inquiry into its previous licence, which dealt with driver falsification of tachographs.
He said the period of suspension would allow the firm to arrange training for the director and drivers to address remaining compliance issues, including drivers driving without cards (for short distances) and defect reporting.
The suspension took effect on 13th November, while Denton also curtailed the company’s licence to one vehicle indefinitely and on the day of the public inquiry (2nd November).
Meat Management has contacted Adam Halal Foods for a comment.