The committee considered: the present licensing system and the background to it, the recent development in Great Britain of road goods transport, other licensing systems and the EEC Commission proposals for road transport licensing, the need for an operating licensing system and the alternative form it might take, the enforcement of safety, operators' licensing as a means of protecting the environment, operators' licensing as a means of reducing road damage, operators' licensing as a means of increasing the quality and efficiency of the industry for both hauliers and users, qualifications for entry into the occupation, administration of the operators' licensing system. The committee concluded that the purpose of operators' licensing should be to promote road safety, to help protect the environment from heavy goods vehicles and to prevent damage to the roads. To further these objectives, 44 major recommendations and 47 minor recommendations have been made to the UK Secretary of State for Transport by the committee.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Her Majesty's Stationery Office

    Atlantic Ho, Holborn Viaduct
    London EC1P 1BN,   England 

    Department for Transport, England

    Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street
    London,   England  SW1P 4DR
  • Authors:
    • Foster, C
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM