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Transport Operator Licensing

Transport Operator Licensing

A Practical Guide for Goods and Passenger Operators

Astra Emir, Mike Oliver

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Learn from this invaluable guide for operators which is easy to use and sets out obligations in a clear manner, illustrating how to plan and operate a licence, whilst staying within the law.

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About the book

Transport Operator Licensing takes operators through the whole process of licensing, looking at when licences are required, giving advice on applying for such licences, describing the undertakings that form part of the application, the systems that should be put in place to stay within the undertakings, as well as illustrating what happens when difficulties arise and how to deal with them. Whilst there are books that cover this briefly, for example one chapter in the FTA year book, or online guides, there is nothing more comprehensive to help operators and applicants in this area. This book will plug the gap, as it will provide a tool which operators and those practising in the area can use to find out what is happening and how to deal with it.

Transport Operator Licensing is simply and clearly written, so that it can be easily followed by both operators and transport managers without any legal knowledge. There are multiple examples within the text to consolidate understanding of the topic. Appendices contain sample application forms with useful tips and advice on how to fill them in.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction and Overview;
    • Chapter - 01: Operator Licence Categories and Types;
    • Chapter - 02: Who Needs a Licence?;
    • Chapter - 03: Application Process;
    • Chapter - 04: Operator Undertakings;
    • Chapter - 05: The Role of the Traffic Commissioners;
    • Chapter - 06: The Role of DVSA;
    • Chapter - 07: Operator Compliance Risk Score;
    • Chapter - 08: Managing the Risk;
    • Chapter - 09: Anticipation of Inquiry;
    • Chapter - 10: The Inquiry Itself;
    • Chapter - 11: Coping with the Outcome


Keeping up to date with the law is always difficult for transport professionals - there is a tendency to recall things as they were when we learned it and not as they are now. The authors are to be congratulated on providing us with a comprehensive volume of today's requirements in an easy-to-read style and I for one will keep my copy close at hand.
Leon Daniels, Managing Director Surface Transport, Transport for London

I wholeheartedly recommended this guide to transport operator licensing. The complexities of O licensing are broken down into bite sized chunks and would suit both the novice and the experienced operator looking for a single source for study and/or reference. In my view it should be in the desk drawer of every Transport Manager.
Martyn Young, Managing Director, Ketra Logistics Ltd

This compendium of compliance issues is of great benefit to those wishing to comply with as much as possible of the legislative framework surrounding Transport Operator Licensing. It concisely explains the legalities in a comprehensive and logical way. I have no hesitation in recommending this volume.
Alec Horner, Managing Director, Minimise Your Risk

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749480530
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd May 2017
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 272 pages

About the Author

Astra Emir is a barrister who has represented many haulage and coach companies and operators in courts, tribunals and public inquiries. She's written legal textbooks and articles, and is an academic, examiner and scrutineer for various bodies, including the transport manager CPC courses for the OCR exam board.

Mike Oliver is a legal executive and owner of Trans-Law, a specialist transport legal consultancy. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport and member of the FTA Greater London Freight Council, the CPT Schools Transport Committee, and the CPT Claims and Insurance Group.

Astra Emir

Mike Oliver

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