Your Commissioner Needs You (to supply information)
In among the regular deluge of junk mail, catalogues for stationary distributors you don’t recall signing up to and insurers promising bargain basement premiums, you may recently have spied a letter from the Traffic Commissioner.
Not that you would ignore anything turning up via snail mail from your TC; however, it is worth mentioning that this is one letter that it is vital to respond to.
Its purpose is twofold; firstly to remind operators and transport managers that the rules for applying for and holding standard goods licences are changing in December.
Secondly, in order to comply with the changes agreed by EU member states, the Central Licencing Unit needs you to confirm the details it currently holds are up to date.
The new regs include the creation of a national register, which will be accessed by other countries in order to improve the flow of information about operators across Europe.
They also include limiting the number of businesses a consultant transport manager can work for.
This means there will be additional information you will need to supply, in order to comply with the law.
The letter comes with a guide and a questionnaire and you are asked to respond to it by 17 October. Both operator and transport manager must sign the documents.
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