NZTA moves to revoke Stan Semenoff Logging’s Transport Service Licence

by Marie Rodriguez

The NZ Transport Agency has moved to revoke Stan Semenoff Logging’s Transport Service Licence (TSL) because of persevering with failure to cope with safety issues approximately the Whangarei based employer.

The worries relate to driving force fatigue and behavior, and consist of, breaches of labor time and rest time regulations, pervasive logbook issues and the accumulation of 116 pace and site visitors-related offenses over a 4-year period.

The business enterprise is run by means of former Whangarei Mayor Stan Semenoff and his son Alexander, in keeping with the Companies Office sign in.

Regulatory lead and Meredith Connell Managing Partner Steve Haszard said NZTA has strongly encouraged Stan Semenoff Logging seeing that 2016 to get the corporation to raise its protection requirements.

“The Transport Agency has given Stan Semenoff Logging each possibility to offer proof of improvement, but over the path of audits and 3 years we have seen that this organization is either unwilling or not able to comply with the vital delivery operator protection requirements.”

“The revocation is a protection decision, simple and easy. It’s no longer just about the protection of Mr. Semenoff’s drivers, it is about the safety of all Northland’s different street users,’ Mr. Haszard stated.

“As with every revocation we put in force, we recognize this may have an effect on the ones human beings hired by way of the agency, and this is why we’ve got made every effort to notably have interaction with Mr. Semenoff to keep away from getting up to now.”

In August 2018, the Transport Agency served a notice of concept to Mr. Semenoff in a final effort to get him to offer proof he changed into now complying with the specified protection standards.

“It turned into in the long run as much as Stan Semenoff Logging to keep away from this situation by demonstrating protection development. We had been given many assurances from his agency that requirements could be lifted, however, in the long run, they weren’t,” Mr. Haszard said.

The revocation will take effect on Friday 22 March, Stan Semenoff Logging has the proper to appeal the decision to the District Court.

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