Transport Operator Professional Competence: How Many Transport Managers are Needed?
The number of professionally competent transport managers employed by a business will depend on its size and structure. Although the minimum is one professionally competent manager per O-licence, the Traffic Commissioner may specify more are required. Such a request would be based on:
• the number of vehicles operated on the licence
• the geographical location of the depots within the traffic area
• the division of responsibilities for the operation of the vehicles.
Individuals do not have to devote all of their working time to transport operations activities but they should still be able to demonstrate that they have continuous and effective responsibility for the running of the fleet. Annex 1 to Senior Traffic Commissioner’s Statutory Document No. 3 provides guidance as to the number of hours a transport manager should devote to transport management duties based on vehicle numbers.
This article makes up part of our Transport Operators Professional Competence series. We recommend you read the following articles to help give you a good understanding of the requirements for transport operators.
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