A GREENOCK bus company has been issued with a warning following a public inquiry.

Temporal Travel Ltd were called to a public inquiry in Edinburgh following an investigation by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

A traffic examiner reported the company for breaches of drivers’ hours rules and failing to download data from their vehicle, which is a legal requirement.

The inquiry heard that after the DVSA revealed problems with systems and processes for dealing with drivers’ hours, the operator quickly took steps to deal with the issues, including further training.

The firm gave an undertaking that there would be an independent audit of its systems to show that the problems had been fixed and would not occur again.

Deputy Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, Hugh Olsen, who heard the public inquiry, decided to issue the company with a warning.

He also approved an application by Temporal Travel Ltd to run an additional two vehicles.

Thomas Temporal, director of Temporal Travel Limited, confirmed that the company was present at the inquiry and said that the issue of vehicle download frequency was raised as well as the company's application to increase vehicle authorisation from one to three.

Mr Temporal said: “At the conclusion of the hearing we were cleared of any wrongdoing and in doing so managed to have our requested authorisation increase granted.

“A warning was issued with regards to the frequency of vehicle downloads and as such is now in line with other download schedules.

“As a responsible coach operator we were glad to have our application for a variation of our licence granted as this allows us to progress further as not only a company but also as an employer.”