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How to start up a transportation company in Poland?


pashavolk 3 | 8
15 Mar 2015  #1
Hi to all,

I would like to start a small transport company in Poland.

I would like to buy a van with 9 seats that I would like to use to organize transport for people around Poland and outside.
I'm a little bit stuck, I don't really know where to start gathering information about this kind of business.

Does anyone has any idea?

Paul
Looker - | 1,008
16 Mar 2015  #2
I do not know how it works in other countries, but if you want to set up a transportation company in Poland, you must obtain the appropriate licenses. Their absence may result in a fine of 8.000 PLN. Such license is granted for a fixed period, not less than 2 years and not more than 50 years.

And now a quote tranlated from a Polish site:

To obtain a license, at least one person (if several), or an entrepreneur who applies for a license, must have a certificate of competence. Obtaining a certificate of professional competence requires a demonstration of knowledge or a practice necessary to carry out business in the field of road transportation. Persons who may confirm at least 5 years of experience as an entrepreneur conducting business activity in the field of road transport or management company which performed such activities, receive a certificate of professional competence after a positive test result confirming the expertise of professional skills.

To carry out international road transport is also required demonstrating a knowledge of the issues in the context of the existing international agreements and transport regulations, customs regulations and the terms and documents required for international road transport. Checking the necessary knowledge is made by a written exam passed before an examination board.

In addition, it must be demonstrated that the current financial situation allows you to take up business in the field of road transport. This means that the entrepreneur must demonstrate possession of funds or assets for covering expenses in the amount of:
- 9.000 euro - on the first car designed for road transport
- 5.000 euro - for each subsequent motor vehicle
- 50.000 euro - protection when making road transport in terms of placement of things, so-called forwarding.

So as you can see setting such company isn't easy in Poland, especially for foreigner. The Assembly of money and appropriate documents is the most important, crucial thing here. The grant, refusal, modification or revocation of the license shall be effected by an administrative decision. Since the submission of all required documents the license should be issued within 30 days.

Buying an used van may be problematic, because the secondary market is heavily screened and now is hard to find a reasonably priced vehicle in good condition, with analog or digital tachograph. It should not be any problem with financing of equipment - leasing companies still do it willingly. Deciding on the leasing of vehicles, however, you must carefully recalculate new business revenue opportunities. Each stoppage generates a loss, while regardless of it, the leasing company will still require regular repayments.
OP pashavolk 3 | 8
16 Mar 2015  #3
Thank you Locker for your explanations.

If I would like to start the company just with a van, I need just 9000 Euro?
I've heard about this license that the owner of the company should have. Do you thing is valid if it's obtain in other European country? Is there web-site that you could recommend where I can find these info?
Looker - | 1,008
16 Mar 2015  #4
If I would like to start the company just with a van, I need just 9000 Euro?

Yes, it's for the first vehicle in a company.

Do you thing is valid if it's obtain in other European country?

I don't know this, maybe for the international transportation? Try to contact with Chief Inspectorate of Road Transport in Poland, link below.

Is there web-site that you could recommend where I can find these info?

Government site - Chief Inspectorate of Road Transport in Poland:
gitd.gov.pl/dla-przedsiebiorcow
gitd.pl/jak-uzyskac-licencje

Polish Institute of road transport - certification:
its.waw.pl/Certyfikacja_przewoznikow,0,1893,1.html

The Act on road transport in Poland:
prawo.legeo.pl/prawo/ustawa-z-dnia-6-wrzesnia-2001-r-o-transporcie-drogowym/rozdzial-3_transport-drogowy-osob/?on=02.01.2015
YASIR - | 1
12 Jan 2019  #5
Merged:

Opening a transport business in Poland



Hi.

I want to start transport business in poland. i want to know whats the procedure and hows transport business in poland.

YASIR
Lyzko 20 | 6,340
12 Jan 2019  #6
Read my private message I sent you, YASIR, then we can talk.


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