Transport Operator Professional Competence: National Electronic Register of Transport Managers
All EU Member States are required to keep a National Electronic Register of all O-licensed road haulage operators containing, among other data, the names of the designated (ie nominated) transport managers and the name of any transport manager declared to be unfit to manage a transport undertaking, and the reason for and the duration of the declaration of unfitness. This name must remain on the register until such time as the good repute of the person has been re-established.
Changing Professionally Competent Transport Managers
The Traffic Commissioner must be notified of any change affecting professionally competent business partners or nominated transport managers (including any re-organisation that affects their control of vehicles). Notifications should be made through the online management of the O-licence.
If the professionally competent business partner or nominated transport manager dies, leaves the business, has experienced circumstances which may affect their good repute, or can no longer carry out their duties effectively (due to physical disability or mental disorder), the Traffic Commissioner must be informed. In such cases, the licence will normally terminate automatically unless, at the request of the operator, a Traffic Commissioner specially allows it to continue for a period of up to six months, which might be extended by three months in the event of the death or physical disability of the nominated transport manager.
Review of Professional Competence
Traffic Commissioners have the power to review the suitability of licensed operators’ operating centres at five-yearly intervals. They also have the right to check that the operator continues to comply with the professional competence requirement at the same time.
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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