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Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010


18.The Act contains the primary powers needed to deal with all matters relating to the regulation of road freight operators in Northern Ireland.  It covers the requirement to hold an operators’ licence, the application and determination process, the ability to apply conditions to and vary a licence along with powers for the revocation, suspension and curtailment of licences.  It provides for the regulation of operating centres, the review of decisions including appeals and enforcement and penalties.  The Act has 61 sections and 4 Schedules.  A commentary on the provisions follows below.  Comments are not given where the wording is self-explanatory.

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