Transport manager grandfather rights – use it or lose it!

Although it is now well known that Traffic Commissioners can make a ruling that a transport manager is no longer fit to practice, some are in danger of inadvertently losing their right to work as a transport manager.

The situation affects transport manager grandfather rights but who are not currently specified as a transport manager on either a standard national or standard international licence. They may be running a fleet but on a restricted licence. As VOSA had no record of these people, they were not contacted last year when VOSA updated the grandfather rights certificates to acquired rights certificates. There is a provision for those who believe that they qualify for an acquired rights certificate, but who have not been contacted by VOSA, to make an application for a new certificate. However, this needs to be done promptly as there is a deadline for the issuing of such certificates. Although such people may not be acting as transport managers at the moment, if they miss the deadline, then they will not have the opportunity to work as a transport manager in the future.

If you feel that you are affected by this, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 01756 790631

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