The essentials of international road haulage

Introduction

With large numbers of goods vehicles from many different countries on the roads, international road traffic is subject to a wide range of international and national laws and regulations. There is a series of Conventions and Agreements made between countries, governing the way vehicles operate in cross-border transport. Together these laws and regulations, Conventions and Agreements provide your business with the basic conditions for operating heavy goods vehicles abroad. They cover road transport safety, security and environmental protection and the issues surrounding the development of international trade.

This guide explains the impact of the key issues on your road transport business and what you need to do to comply with the requirements and regulations.

     

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    Department for Transport