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On the sidelines – Public Inquiry Decision

29 Jun 2024

In a recent public inquiry, Deputy Traffic Commissioner John Baker heard the case of DBM Haulage Limited, sole director and transport manager Dorin Bumb and former director Marius Vasile Gheres.

Marius Vasile Gheres was a director of the company up until the 1 November 2023 when his name was removed from the record held at Companies House. On the 28 December 2023 his name was removed from the operator licence record.

The deputy commissioner heard of numerous drivers’ hours and tachograph failures, including one occasion when Dorin Bumb had exceeded four and a half hours driving by three hours and 40 minutes. He had also failed to keep records of time spent when working as a Director, Transport Manager or in any other capacity.

Commissioner Baker revoked the licence and found that Mr Bumb no longer has repute as a transport manager. He was disqualified from holding a licence in any capacity for one year and as a transport manager for two years.

Read full written decision: