Are You Choosing The Right Transport Consultancy?

As you may be aware, GOV.UK recently released ‘A guide to instructing transport consultants’, this is a welcomed update as it is incredibly important for operators to be aware of who is a trustworthy Transport Consultant. We completely support this advice as Transport Consultants, we know it is important to hire a company that is knowledgeable, trustworthy and has your best interest at heart.

With the advice of the right consultant, you can have a quickly progressed operator licence application that complies with regulations.

A large HGV travels across country to deliver or collect goods for the next business location.

Before deciding on whom to instruct you as an operator, you should carry out extensive research and whether the transport consultant and everyone in their employment who will be involved with your operator’s licence, have the relevant experience and qualifications to advise your business properly. Operators and transport managers are expected to complete continuous professional development to make sure they are up to date with any changes in legislation.

Ask the important questions, are the consultants up to date with all training and legislations? Knowing your application is being supported by experts will ensure a quick process.

We also believe it should be important to check whether your transport consultant has Auditor approvals for Earned Recognition, receives news alerts from the traffic commissioners or DVSA and is a member of a trade association and professional body.

Transport consultants should use their expansive knowledge to conduct a challenging and searching interview about your business with the sole trader, partners or the statutory office holders of a limited company. They will then give you an assessment of the application and identify any potential issues which will need overcoming in order for the licence to be granted.

Logico are a member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and British Aggregates Association, with our managing director Lisa Fleming as the Chairperson of the transport committee, we have received Approved Auditors DVSA Earned Recognition and are run by highly qualified experts of Transport and Logistics. Our staff all complete their Transport Manager Training and keep up to date with any changes from DVSA, The Traffic Commissioners and legislations so that we can ensure you are being provided with the best services in transport consultancy.