What you must know as a Transport Manager

Transport Managers and operator licence holders are faced with operational challenges on a daily basis and on top of this they have to deal with the ever changing legislation which can be difficult to keep up with and put them at risk of non-compliance.​Transport managers and operator licence holders must keep up to date with the latest legislation to avoid operational failures that could result in public inquiries, prosecution and even loss of the operator licence.​Our aim is to help transport managers and operator licence holders stay up to date with the legislation and ensure best practice. An EU directive brought in, in 2010 recommended that all CPC holders attend annual refreshers to ensure they were adhering to legislation surrounding the road freight operations. Our course helps transport professionals learn how to effectively manage a transport operation so they can work in line with current legislation and maintain compliance across their organisation.​This training course is designed to ensure that operator licence holders, transport managers and cpc holders are fully aware and compliant of their legal and operational responsibilities.​The course is suitable for operator licence holders, transport managers and cpc holders that require familiarisation with their legal responsibilities with regard to undertakings on an operator’s licence. You do not have to be a qualified transport manager to undertake this course, it is open to all however, it is designed for those already working within transport. The course provides an understanding of how to keep your operation legal and compliant. Our course is suitable for those running under a restricted, standard national and international operator licences. This course will tell you everything you need to know as a transport manager!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the course

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Topics Covered Within The Course

    • Updates

  • 2

    The Role of a Transport Manager

    • Transport Manager

    • Transport Manager and The Operator

    • Transport Manager and the Traffic Commissioner

    • Transport Manager Repute

    • Transport Manager Infringements

  • 3

    The Operator Licence ( O' Licence)

    • Legislation Update - 01/01/20 - Changes to Financial Standing

    • Who Needs a Licence?

    • Exemptions to Needing an Operator's Licence

    • Operator Licence Types

    • How Long Does An Operator Licence Last

    • Operator Licence Undertakings

    • Undertakings- Understanding and Complying

    • The Declaration of Understanding and Agreement

    • Operator Online Services (Making Changes To A Licence)

    • Notifying The Traffic Commissioner

    • Relevant Forms

  • 4

    Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS)

    • Operator Compliance Risk Scores

    • Latest Changes To OCRS System

    • OCRS Band Thresholds

    • DVSA Earned Recognition

  • 5

    EU Driver's Hours and The Working Time Directive 2005

    • Overview to DH & WTD

    • Driving and Rest Periods

    • Weekly Driving Limit

    • Two Weekly Driving Limit

    • Multi Manning & Ferry or Train Transport

    • Working Time Regulations

    • Working Time Regulations - Breaks and Night Workers

    • Working Time Reference Periods

  • 6

    GB Domestic Driving Hours and Working Time Regulations 1998

    • GB Domestic Hours

    • Working Time Regulations 1998

  • 7

    Mixing GB Domestic Rules and EU Drivers' Hours Regulations

    • Mixing GB Domestic Rules and EU Drivers' Hours Regulations

  • 8

    Tachographs and Record Keeping

    • The Digital Tachograph

    • The Analogue Tachograph

    • Drivers Digital Tachograph Card

    • Drivers Hours & Working Time Record Keeping

    • Record Keeping Times to Remember

    • Infringement Management

  • 9

    Maintaining Roadworthiness

    • Introduction

    • Roadworthiness Systems - Pre-use Walkround Check

    • Roadworthiness Systems - Preventative Maintenance Inspections (PMI)

    • PMI Intervals

    • Records

    • Vehicle Cleanliness

    • Own Safety Inspection Facilities

    • Contracted-Out Maintenance Provider

    • Roadside Safety Inspections

    • Monitoring

    • Prohibitions

  • 10

    Vehicle Size and Weights

    • Goods Vehicle Definitions

    • Maximum Gross Vehicle Weights

    • Axle Weights, Vehicle Heights, Vehicle Widths & Vehicle Lengths

    • Lights, Marker Boards and Projection of Loads

    • Special Types (STGO) and Abnormal Loads

    • Weights and Dimensions - Exceeding Weights

  • 11

    Vehicle Trailer Testing & Plates

    • Vehicle Manufacture Standards

    • Plates and Tests

    • Vehicle Type Approval System

    • Temporary Exemption, Dangerous Goods, Vehicles Specifically Exempt

  • 12

    Safe loading and unloading of vehicles

    • Safe Loading

    • Principles of Load Safety

    • Offences for Dangerous Loading

    • Forces on the Load

    • Load Restraint Requirements

    • Friction

    • Vehicle Design

    • Load Securing Equipment

    • Restraints

    • Types of Load

    • Distribution

    • Load items

  • 13

    Safety of loads

    • Load Safety

    • Avoiding Overloading of Vehicles

    • Documentation

  • 14

    Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)

    • Vehicle Excise Duty

    • Trade Licences & Recovery Vehicles

    • Penalties For Committing Offences

  • 15

    Driver Licensing System

    • Categories of Entitlement

    • How to Obtain A Vocational Licence

    • Disciplinary

    • Foreign National Drivers

    • Medicals

    • Checking A Driver's Licence

    • Driver CPC

  • 16

    Public Inquiries

    • A Public Inquiry

    • Prepare For A Public Inquiry

    • DVSA, Traffic Commissioners and Public Inquiries

  • 17


    • Drivers Hours

    • Vehicle Costing

  • 18

    Course Summary

    • Summary

    • Copy of DVSA Guide to maintaining roadworthiness

    • Copy of DVSA Safe operators guide

    • Copy of Good Vehicle Operator Licencing Guide

    • Copy of Drivers Hours & WTD Guidance

    • Copy of End of course questionnaire

Course Benefits

  • You will know exactly which areas you must get right to be compliant

  • Will help you identify areas for improvement

  • Train online - when you want, where you want at your own pace

  • Your questions answered - Got a question? then use our question feature and our trainers will get right back to you

  • Access to the course for 365 days - login as many times as you need for a whole year!

  • Refresh your knowledge as a transport manager or operator licence holder

  • Suitable for restricted, standard national and international licence holders

  • Receive a certificate in transport management that can be put towards your CPD

  • No need to take time away from work - study where you want, when you want and access the course 24/7

  • Update on any new legislation

Bonus material

Include additional content to your course curriculum to provide further value to your students.

  • Support from experts

    Direct email access to our team to allow you to ask questions and get support from the experts.

  • DVSA Guides

    The DVSA guide to maintaining roadworthiness, safe operators guide and vehicle operator licencing guide are included within the course

  • Course Certificate

    Proof of training is provided with a certificate of training that can be used for your continuous professional development and even displayed on your LinkedIn profile.

Course Fees

Prices includes course access for 1 year.

Course Reviews

Testimonials from our students

5 star rating

Very useful course with well explained easy to understand information

Malcolm Agger

5 star rating

Very good indeed

nicholas fennell

5 star rating

good refresher

Mathieu Varley

a good course to refresh knowledge and keep up with legislation changes

a good course to refresh knowledge and keep up with legislation changes

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5 star rating

good basic reminders

William Farley

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