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Professional competence to properly run a road haulage company: certificate

Whereas, for the transport of goods in cross-border traffic by motor vehicles by undertakings having their registered office in Germany, the professional competence of the trader or of a person appointed by him as transport manager shall be necessary;
In addition, personal reliability and financial performance are basic prerequisites.
Professional competence shall be demonstrated by a managerial activity in a road haulage undertaking for at least ten years or by passing an examination with the competent authority.

Professional suitability must be demonstrated:

  • in the case of natural persons for the applicant,
  • for one of the shareholders entitled to represent, if a company submits the application,
  • for a legal representative if the applicant is a legal person or, in the case of natural persons, if he is incapacitated or limited in his ability to do business.

If a person is appointed as transport manager in a company, proof of professional competence for that person is sufficient.
Evidence shall be provided by a certificate modelled on Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 establishing common rules for admission to the occupation of road transport operator.

Obtaining professional competence is also a prerequisite for authorisation for cross-border commercial road haulage.

The competent authority shall take the examination and issue the certificate of professional studies after successful implementation.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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