A road haulier company appoints at least one individual as a transport manager. This person manages the company’s activity, is connected with the company (its employee, director, owner shareholder or is an entrepreneur), and resides in an EU Member State.
A transport manager performs the following tasks for the transport company:
- Manages the transport;
- Prepares transport contracts;
- Receives orders;
- Draws up transport plans;
- Provides suitable equipment for the vehicle fleet;
- Prepares a plan of regular vehicle maintenance;
- Provides for the suitable training of drivers;
- Draws up work plans;
- Prepares instructions for drivers and provides for compliance with safety requirements;
- Prepares and provides for suitable liability insurance to perform the activity and other insurance
A transport manager must be familiar with legislation and rules in various professional fields: civil, commercial, labour and social law, tax regulations, business and financial management of a company, access to the transport market, technical standards and aspects of operations, and road safety.
A transport manager may be a person who has acquired a certificate of professional competence to perform the road transport of goods or passengers or taxi services on the basis of a successfully passed test.
The test must be taken by a person who is responsible for transport in a company or corporate entity.
The test varies according to the type of road for which transport the transport manager has applied.
Application and costs of sitting for the exam:
An applicant may apply via an online application or application submitted to the authorised organisation: Inter-es d.o.o., Trg svobode 19, SI-5213 Kanal, Slovenia.
On the basis of a complete application, the applicant receives a pro forma invoice to pay for the costs of the test via e-mail or regular mail.
Applicants receive a notice in which the board informs them of the place, date and time of the test.
The costs of the test are EUR 96.84.
Persons with certain higher education, post-secondary education or university education may be exempt from the test in those subjects which they have successfully completed during their studies. The applicant who wishes to be exempt from the test in certain subjects, must submit to the examination board an application to which the following must be attached:
- a certified photocopy of the diploma,
- a certified photocopy of the grade book or certificate of successfully completed exams,
- a certified photocopy of the contents of the subjects from the study programme issued by the educational organisation where the knowledge determined by the programme of the test was obtained.
The board addresses the application and issues a conclusive decision which shows the recognised subjects and the subjects in which the test must be taken.
- Certificate of professional competence of a transport manager.