Road Transport Act 1933

Prohibition of contracts for carriage of merchandise with unlicensed person.


36.F36[(1) No person shall engage or use the services of any undertaking for the carriage by road for reward of merchandise in a vehicle unless

(a) the undertaking is the holder of a road freight carriers licence, or

(b) the carriage is one in respect of which a road freight carriers licence is not required by law.

(1A) In subsection (1) undertaking means any natural person, any legal person, whether profit-making or not, any association or group of persons without legal personality, whether profit-making or not, or any official body, whether having its own legal personality or being dependent upon an authority having such personality.]

F37[(2) If any person acts in contravention of this section such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding £1,000.]




Substituted (30.08.1999) by Road Transport Act 1999 (15/1999), s. 9, S.I. No. 264 of 1999.


Substituted (14.07.1986) by Road Transport Act 1986 (16/1986), s. 14(6), S.I. No. 240 of 1986.

Editorial Notes:


Previous affecting provision: subs. (1) substituted (16.05.1978) by Road Transport Act 1978 (8/1978), s. 6(6), commenced on enactment; substituted as per F-Note above.


Previous affecting provision: subs. (1) amended (20.06.1935) by Road Transport Act 1935 (23/1935), s. 4, commenced on enactment; substituted as per E-Note above.