A partnership has won its appeal against the decision to revoke its interim permission to run HGVs and deny its application for an O-licence.

The Upper Tribunal found that the deputy traffic commissioner (TC) for Wales had made an error when he found that Maurice Smith and Valerie Veronica Smith, trading as MJ Smith, had breached their interim O-licence conditions, particularly concerning restrictions on weekend operating at its site in Crundale, Pembrokeshire.

At a public inquiry (PI) last year, the deputy TC said breaches had been “habitual and persistent” and declined to give any credit for compliance with vehicle maintenance, drivers’ hours and tachograph rules.

As well as revoking the licence, he disqualified both partners from holding an O-licence for a year and disqualified Maurice Smith from acting as a transport manager for a year.