Transport among the member states is a crucial factor for European integration and is strongly connected to establishing the Single Market in the EU, which triggers new jobs and economic growth. The agreement among the EU members encourages the free movement of individuals, services and goods, which would be impossible Without smooth transport connections and networks. The Transport sector, which is a fundamental sector for the economy, it consists of a complex network of around 1.2 million private and public companies in the EU and employs around 10.5 million people. These companies provide goods and services to people and businesses in the EU and its trading partners.
Step by Step Establishing Transportation Company
Starting a transportation company is a great opportunity for people who would like to start their own business because it allows you to start as a small company and progress incrementally with relatively less education and training.
The company establishing process can be divided into these steps:
- Documents & Legal
- Registration at the Trade office
- EURO License
- Drivers – visa & official employment
Firstly, you will need to create a business plan for your business.
The business plan will include the company name, the type of business you would like to start and the location of your business. Moreover, you will define the goals for your business, how you will deliver your services, a description of your finances, expenses, and profit goals. It shall include your marketing strategy and contact information.
The second step is planning out your finances; how you will cover the administrative, regulative, and operational costs. If you decide to go forward with your business idea after careful consideration, you will start with documentation to obtain a trade license, VAT number, Insurance, and trucks/cars etc.
Here are all the necessary steps to be taken by the business owner during the process of establishing a transportation company.
Financial Responsibilities of a transportation company includes:
- Business Plan
- Future purchasing contract of truck
- Extract from the Trade register
- Financial responsibility insurance
- VAT Number
Transportation License and Manager certificate
- Result of Financial Responsibility
- The official seat placement agreement
- Future purchasing contract of the truck
- Criminal record – apostille & translated
- Contract of employment/responsible person contract
- ID scan
- Vehicle Purchase/Invoice
- New License Plate
- Inspection (STK)
- Vehicle Registrations
- Extract from the Trade register
- CRM Insurance
- 30 days
- Extract from the Trade office (with Subject of business – transportation)
- EURO License (+CRM Insurance)
- Technical Documents
- Receiving Cemt Book & dozvala
- Navigation Device
- Tachometer Inspection
- Tachometer Card
All the employees of the company need to have a valid work permit (Employment Card) in an EU country:
- Application for Employment Card (if 3rd country employees)
- Employment Contract
- Booking Road Expenses
- Tachometer Tracking
- Dealing with Fines
Yeye Agency has helped the logistic companies to expand since 2015
Since 2018; Yeye Agency provided a wide range of services to Arya Transport in their goal to expand to the EU. We recruited its first employee and obtained employment cards for their Turkish truck drivers, leasing new trucks, handling the bookkeeping, payroll and tax advisory for the company.
YeYe Agency transferred one logistic idea into reality. With the right inputs created an international business operating 800 tours annually between EU and Turkey, enabling more than 200 exporters to transport 20,000 tons of products. YeYe is managing its daily operations and helps in further development.
VARLIK TRANSPORT S.R.O.
Yeye Agency guided the logistics company based in Germany to expand to Czechia. Since 2018, we helped them establish their company in the Czech Republic, obtained 14 employee cards for their Turkish truck drivers, registered their 2nd hand trucks in Czechia and guided authorising the changes in their management. Today, we are running its daily operation.
In conclusion, starting a transportation company is an easy process when you have the right resources and the right people to assist you.
YeYe agency can assist you in every stage of your expansion process from getting market research to obtaining all the documents to establish a transportation company in the EU. To get acquainted with the services we provide, please visit our webpage.