TRANSPORT LICENSE

The European Union international transport license is a special document, issued by the authorities, that allows the company to carry out the transporting of goods within the European Union.

It is no secret that the transport of goods has a lot of special characteristics, obstacles and difficulties. The main objective of each transport company is to have access to a wide market for the free movement of goods and services: in this case, we are talking mainly about licences and permits. The European licence allows freedom of transport of goods throughout the European Union.

The main feature of the European transport license is that it facilitates free access to the European market without the need for additional permits and licences. This licence is issued by the State Transportation Inspection within 30 days of your request.

This licence allows its owner to transport goods using vehicles with a permissible mass of more than 3.5 tonnes (including trailer or semi-trailer).

The company owner must obtain the same number of copies of the transport license as there are vehicles in the transport company: one copy for each vehicle. Every vehicle should carry a copy of the licence at all times.

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ARE THERE ANY DIFFICULTIES INVOLVED IN OBTAINING A TRANSPORT LICENSE?

THE MAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING AN INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT LICENSE:

  • REGISTRATION

    It is compulsory for the company to be registered in the European Union.

  • TRANSPORT MANAGER

    Transport Manager – a highly qualified person who is in possession of a diploma or certificate of professional competence related to the world of transport.

  • REPUTATION OF THE COMPANY

    The transport company must maintain a very good reputation (i.e. drivers are obliged to comply with EU labour standards, the means of transport whether lorries or other vehicles must be in appropriate condition, they must not exceed permitted size and weight measures, etc.)

  • FINANCIAL STABILITY

    The company must remain financially sound: the financial statement of the company must be positive, it can have no debts with the treasury nor with liquidity providers.

  • PARKING AREA

    With regard to the parking area for transport vehicles, the parking plan should undergo transport inspection in order  to be able to extend the EU transport licence in the future.

  • THE TRANSPORT COMPANY

    The headquarters of the transport company must meet the following requirements: it must be a transport management centre, have a customer service team and store all transport documents.