Dáil Éireann - Volume 578 - 28 January, 2004
Written Answers - Road Traffic Offences.
Mr. Deasy Mr. Deasy
283. Mr. Deasy asked the Minister for Transport if a company which employs or contracts a haulier who does not hold a haulage licence can be prosecuted for doing so; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2543/04]
Dr. McDaid Dr. McDaid
Dr. McDaid:In accordance with section 36 of the Road Transport Act, 1933 as amended by section 9 of the Road Transport Act 1999, no person shall engage or use the services of any undertaking for the carriage by road for reward of merchandise in a vehicle unless the undertaking is the holder of a road freight carrier's licence, or the carriage is one in respect of which a road freight carrier's licence is not required by law.
Consequently, any company that employs or contracts a haulier in contravention of the above mentioned legislation can be prosecuted for doing so.
Dáil Éireann 578 Written Answers Road Traffic Offences.