Jul­dan Mo­tors li­cence sus­pen­sion par­tialy lifted

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By NA­TION RE­PORTER THE sus­pen­sion of the road ser­vice li­cence for Jul­dan Mo­tors Bus Ser­vices has been par­tially lifted with im­me­di­ate ef­fect fol­low­ing in­spec­tions on the op­er­a­tor’s fleet and the retest­ing of its driv­ers.

Ac­cord­ing to a let­ter dated May 15 signed by Road Trans­port and Safety Agency (RTSA) chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Zind­aba Soko to Jul­dan Mo­tors, the bus com­pany had met some con­di­tions which were set be­fore the sus­pen­sion of the li­cence could be lifted.

Last month, the com­pany had its road ser­vice li­cence sus­pended by the agency af­ter a spate of road traf­fic ac­ci­dents in­volv­ing its buses.Mr Soko said Jul­dan Mo­tors had com­mit­ted it­self to fully im­ple­ment­ing the Fleet Safety Man­age­ment Pol­icy.

“In view of the com­mit­ment that Jul­dan Mo­tor Bus Ser­vices has made to fully im­ple­ment the Fleet Safety Man­age­ment Pol­icy, the Agency has de­cided to grant the op­er­a­tor a par­tial re­in­state­ment of the road ser­vice li­cence,” he said.

Mr Soko said the par­tial re­in­state­ment was only for 46 buses which had passed road­wor­thi­ness in­spec­tion tests and for 62 driv­ers who had passed driv­ing tests.

He also said Jul­dan Mo­tors would per­mit RTSA of­fi­cers and any other au­tho­rized per­sons to carry out ran­dom and monthly in­spec­tions of its op­er­a­tions to mon­i­tor com­pli­ance with the Fleet Safety Man­age­ment Pol­icy.

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