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Transport Operators need to ensure they are correctly
licenced

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If you have a Transport Service Licence you need to make sure the correct name is displayed.

Transport Operators need to ensure they are correctly licencedThe Transport Agency has recently dealt with several cases where a Transport Service Licence issued to a person is being used by a registered company. Often this happens when a person starts out as a sole trader and the business grows to a point where a registered company is established and takes over the business. 

A registered company is a separate legal entity which requires its own Transport Service Licence.  A Transport Service Licence cannot be transferred, so when this happens the company must make a new application and obtain a Transport Service Licence in the company name.  

If the correct name is not shown on the licence it could result in the company being deemed to be operating an unlicensed transport service.

If you are unsure if this applies to you or you wish to discuss your situation to ensure you have the correct transport licence, contact the commercial licencing team through our call centre on 0800822422 or via email at commlicence@nzta.govt.nz we can help you get the right Transport Service Licence for your company.

More information on Transport Service Licences can be found on the Transport Agency website as can the Transport Service Licence application form.

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