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Background of project

The professional competence of national and international transport operators should increase the socio-economic efficiency of the road transport sector. It is therefore appropriate that the profession of freight and passenger transport operators, as well as logistics and transport managers, have a high level of professionalism. To this end, the project will create a training package for the needs of freight and passenger carriers (needs to be identified in the project), which is used in everyday work. 

In the field of transport and logistics, the completion of the internal market under fair conditions of competition requires uniform rules for access to the occupation of road haulage and international road haulage and passenger transport operators. Such common rules contribute to the professional competence of road transport operators, to the rationalization of markets and to the improvement of the quality of services for the benefit of the road transport operator, their customers and the economy as a whole and for improving road safety. The project makes a recommendation on the European Qualifications Framework for national and international road haulage and passenger transport qualifications.

Objectives of project

The core idea of the project is to find out how the occupation of road and international road hauliers and road hauliers in the project countries differs from each other in practice, what kind of formal documents is needed, what kind of documents and skills are needed to access to the profession and how these documents are mutually recognizable in different partner countries.


The aim of this project is also to support the daily work of the transport operator. As a transport operator is usually a professional in transportation and not an entrepreneur, he may have skills shortages in business management. For this purpose, we create a training path and toolkit. We also create a training package that can be used to study larger entities.

Number and profile of participants

The partnership is composed of 6 organisations from 6 different countries:TYOTEHOSEURA RY (Finland)  is the applicant organization.,  PONS SEGURIDAD VIAL (Spain), Training2000 (Italy), Mag Prenner & Partner GmbH (Austria), C.O.S. Polen -Robert Rudnik (Poland) and Institute for Postgraduate Studies – Division at the University og National and World Economy. The partnership will also involves University SUPSI (Switzerland). Partner organisations are experts in VET training and transportation sector.

The project consists of six outputs:

1) Overview and analysis of the current status of transport operator’s competences and analysis of the legal framework and current practices: The aim is to identify the areas of transport operator competence they need in their daily work. The required area is cut into modules, units and learning outcomes.

2) Transport Operators Competence Map: description of the transport operators professional profile in terms of units of learning outcomes.

3) Supporting training path and toolkit to improve the competence and quality of transport operators daily work: The training course will allow transport operators to align competence standards to the transport sectors and society needs. The training path will be delivered through training tools which are used daily by operators, making learning independent of time and place.

4) Cross Media Platform: an online e-learning training platform with interactive training material.

5) Training Methodology and Transferability Guide: on how to use and take maximum advantage of the developed and proven materials and validation.

6) Recommendations: to highlight the differences in practicing the occupation and make suggestions on how to harmonize government and law practices in different countries.

Project results impact and long term benefits:

– Increasing know-how influences the formation of good practices and pricing and prevents distortions of competition.

– Opportunity for healthy business growth in transport and open markets

– Uniform expertise enables business partnerships to emerge

– Competent companies = financially successful companies, modern mindsets (digitalisation, robotics, new technologies, environmental thinking) and responsible action

– Impact on road safety = the opportunity to invest on time in a timely and profitable way

– Environmental impacts = green logistics in transport companies are taken into account, controlled by environmental thinking.

– Positive impact on the attractiveness and image of the industry

Transport Operators Competence

Project results