Limo driver disqualified for hiding illegal activities

A limousine driver who persistently lied to and manipulated enforcement officials has been disqualified from driving professionally by the West Midlands Traffic Commissioner. Ghazanfar Ali, of Acocks Green, appeared before the industry regulator, Nick Jones, after government investigators stopped him driving an unlicensed limousine. The disqualification means that Mr Ali can no longer carry passengers in a professional capacity. The...

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Party Bus company talks about recent Trademark uproar

The company at the centre of a controversial notice being distributed amongst the UK’s limousine industry, has been talking to TheChauffeur.com. More than 40 companies have received letters demanding they stop using the phrase ‘Party Bus’, amongst others. Party Bus Limited registered the name “party bus” phrase with the Intellectual Property Office in 2002 under Class 39 which related to ‘Transport...

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What will the demise of VOSA mean to the UK limousine industry?
Nov28

What will the demise of VOSA mean to the UK limousine industry?

The word VOSA has always put the shivers up most limousine businesses in the UK – even those operating legally, but that name is soon to be a thing of the past as a brand-new agency is launched. A new agency with responsibility for maintaining driver and vehicle standards will replace the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) with responsibilities for setting, testing and enforcing...

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How the U.S is driving out illegal limousine operators
Aug20

How the U.S is driving out illegal limousine operators

Following a spate of unexplained limousine fires in the U.S, the media is pushing out warnings to passengers about the risks of hiring illegal vehicles. In May 2013, five women tragically died after they became trapped in a limousine which caught fire in California, and since then reports of any incident involving a limousine have been rife in the news. The Investigative Unit of a U.S media outlet recently uncovered several limo...

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Rogue limo traders warned of continued targeting by authorities
Aug09

Rogue limo traders warned of continued targeting by authorities

Around 30 limousine operators from London and the south-east were warned of the continued targeting of dangerous vehicles by VOSA and TfL during a meeting in London this week (5th August 2013). The Limousine Operator Engagement and Information Seminar was organised by Transport for London and was set-up to ‘provide a forum in which regulatory bodies, enforcement agencies, trade bodies and operators can raise and discuss issues...

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Bradford Limousine Operator refused Licence by Traffic Commissioner

A limousine company with multiple convictions for illegally running vehicles in Leeds and Bradford made “huge profits” from its activities, according to a Traffic Commissioner following a recent hearing. Oasis Limousines (Bradford) Ltd has failed in its bid to get an operator’s licence after appearing at a public inquiry in Leeds. The business was called before industry regulator Nick Jones after applying for permission to run in the...

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