A road haulier company appoints at least one individual as a transport manager. This person manages the company’s activity, is connected with the company (its employee, director, owner shareholder or is an entrepreneur), and resides in an EU Member State.
A transport manager performs the following tasks for the transport company:
- Manages the transport;
- Prepares transport contracts;
- Receives orders;
- Draws up transport plans;
- Provides suitable equipment for the vehicle fleet;
- Prepares a plan of regular vehicle maintenance;
- Provides for the suitable training of drivers;
- Draws up work plans;
- Prepares instructions for drivers and provides for compliance with safety requirements;
- Prepares and provides for suitable liability insurance to perform the activity and other insurance
A transport manager must be familiar with legislation and rules in various professional fields: civil, commercial, labour and social law, tax regulations, business and financial management of a company, access to the transport market, technical standards and aspects of operations, and road safety.
A transport manager may be a person who has acquired a certificate of professional competence to perform the road transport of goods or passengers or taxi services on the basis of a successfully passed test.