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Transport Operator Professional Competence: Responsibilities of Competent Transport Manager


Businesses will have job descriptions which outline what tasks and duties professionally competent transport managers should undertake. Traffic Commissioners will, however, expect them to have certain core responsibilities. These include making proper working arrangements to ensure that:


• drivers comply fully with the hours and tachograph regulations and the Working Time Directive


• drivers comply with all speed limits


• the maintenance of vehicles takes place at appropriate scheduled intervals, including the regular safety inspection of vehicle; maintenance procedures must include a documented procedure for daily driver vehicle (when in use) checks and reporting of defects


• appropriate maintenance records are kept for a minimum of 15 months


• arrangements are in place to avoid vehicles becoming overloaded


• authorised vehicles are kept at the authorised operating centre when not in use


• the Traffic Commissioner is notified if the transport manager resigns from the company.


Form TM1, used to notify the Traffic Commissioner of a change of transport manager, may be found at GOV.UK website as part of online management of the O-licence. This form includes a declaration by the nominated professionally competent transport manager acknowledging the above responsibilities.


Further Reading:


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.


Training:

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