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Santorini Ltd Has Appalling Levels of Vehicle Safety

Santorini Ltd Has Appalling Levels of Vehicle Safety

A cash and carry company in Salford has lost their transport licence after being found lacking in vehicle safety. An industry regulator ruled that Santorini Ltd has appalling levels of vehicle safety at the business.

It was concluded by the Deputy Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England that the conduct of the company has been so terrible that they are no longer seen as fit to hold an operator’s licence. The cash and carry company’s licence was revoked by the Deputy Traffic Commissioner, Miles Dorrington on the 16th April. The licence previously allowed Santorini Ltd the permissions needed to run HGVs. Now that the licence has been revoked, the company are no longer permitted to use vehicles in order to transport their goods.

The decision was reached by the Deputy Traffic Commissioner after a public inquiry was held last month. The investigation was carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, DVSA. A Vehicle Examiner from this government body reported that Santorini Ltd had no procedures for the maintenance of its vehicles in place. His means that the cash and carry company has no system to allow drivers to report faults with the vehicles and held no inspection papers for their vehicles that would show that the vehicles undergo routine checks in order to make sure they comply with the requires safety standards.

It has also been found that the company operated a vehicle in Norway which was not permitted in the terms of the company’s vehicle license. The vehicle held a restricted operator licence which meant that the vehicle was only authorized to carry its own goods in EU member states.

While making the order, Dorrington said that there were no positives in the case of Santorini Ltd. Although credit was given to the company for being open and apologizing for their conduct.

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