Italian companies operating vehicles weighing over 3.5 tons are required to obtain certain authorizations and permits with the Transport Regulatory Authority (Autorita di Regulazione dei Transporti). As an EU member state, Italy has aligned its transport legislation with the relevant EU Directives on national and international regulations with respect to public and private transportation.
All transportation companies in Italy are subject to several regulations with respect to driving public, private and cargo transportation means. The main laws referring to transportation companies in Italy are:
The last two legal frameworks have been amended in order to correspond with the latest EU directives on public transportation. For information about the latest changes brought to the transport legislation, you may refer to our law firm in Italy.
The first step to set up a transportation company is to register the company with the Italian Companies Registrar by submitting all the required documents. The next step will be to obtain the special licenses from the Italian Transport Authority depending on the activity to be carried out.
It must also be taken into consideration the appropriate NACE code for conducting transportation activities in Italy. According to the Nomenclature of Economic Activities, under Section I for transport, storage and communication, a company may select one of the following codes:
For details about obtaining an EU Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, you may contact our lawyers in Italy.
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