Road Transport Compliance

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Road Transport Compliance

At Gencat we provide a dedicated road transport compliance service to a growing number of clients. Our staff manage and monitor operational compliance of both drivers and vehicles.

In our experience we find that the area of driver and vehicle compliance requires a dedicated staff member to monitor, report and record all related activities to ensure compliance with the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Health & Safety Authority (HSA). Smaller companies have a difficult time dedicating a staff member to ensure that all of their compliance obligations are met. This person has to be trained in the software used to monitor vehicle tachograph units and drivers hours records. After a period, these trained staff members either move to a different role or take holidays or go on sick leave just when you are informed of an RSA inspection.

At Gencat we have a number of solutions for small and medium sized businesses to assist with keeping compliance in check. We can use clients already existing Tachograph and Drivers Hours analysis software to manage their drivers and fleets. Our staff will provide all of the necessary reports and information to keep the client fully up to date. We can also use existing telematics or GPS software to manage driver and vehicle behaviour. We can provide  

The compliance service can of course be integrated in to our professional driver culture programme. These tools are extremely effective in staying compliant, reducing operational costs, reducing staff churn and providing a better customer experience.  

Here are a some of the regulations, directives and statutory instruments that transport operators should be aware of;

EU 561/2006   Drivers Hours Regulations

EU 2020/1054 Drivers Hours Regulations Amended

EU 165/2014 Tachograph Regulations

Directive 2002/15 Working Time Directive for Mobile workers

EU 1071/2009 Road Transport Operator

EU 2020/1055 Road Transport Operator

EU 2016/403 Supplementing Road Transport Operator Infringements

EU 2003/59 Driver CPC

EU 2018/645 Driver CPC Amended

Statutory Instrument No. 229/2017 EU Working Conditions and Road Safety 2017

All of the above can be viewed, printed or downloaded in all European Languages from the following website;

There are national rules which also must be complied with such as Commercial Vehicle Road Worthiness which is covered in Statutory Instrument S.I. No. 348 of 2013. The Road Safety Authority have an extensive website which gives all of the information on vehicle compliance. You can visit their website for more information on

For the carriage of dangerous goods by road the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) are the responsible agency in the state for ensuring compliance with the act. The statutory instrument is S.I. No. 349 of 2011 and covers up to 2019 with a consolidated version. Again the HSA have a very good website which contains plenty of information on this topic as well as other topics concerning safety in the work place. You can visit their website on

For information in relation to sanctions and prosecutions the above mentioned Statutory Instruments can be found at

Gencat can provide detailed information on the following topics:

  • Driving Licences Validity and Categories
  • Certificate of Professional Competence for both drivers and transport managers
  • Use of Analogue and Digital Tachographs
  • Health & Safety Training: Manual Handling
  • Dangerous Goods Transport ADR & Hazmat 
  • EU Rules on Driver Hours, Working Time, Rests and Breaks
  • Commercial Vehicle Road Testing (CVRT)
  • International Transport Documentation

Also the Professional Driver Culture Programme may be exactly what you are looking for. Recommended by the European Professional Drivers Association and the Union of International Chauffeurs and Routiers, this programme is innovative and supports both professional drivers and transport management teams.  

If you would like to know more about our services, please call us on 01 8600444 or email