Road Transport Act 2011


Types of exempted carriage

Section 9 (7).

Types of carriage exempted from the requirement to hold an operator’s licence for national operations in the State.

1. Occasional carriage of goods being carried to or from airports in the event of air services being diverted.

2. Carriage of luggage—

(a) in trailers coupled to passenger-carrying vehicles, or

(b) to or from airports.

3. Carriage of mails.

4. Carriage of vehicles which have suffered damage or breakdown.

5. Carriage of refuse and sewage.

6. Carriage of animal carcases for disposal.

7. Carriage of bees or fish fry.

8. Carriage of articles required for medical care in emergency relief and in particular for relief in natural disasters.

9. Carriage of goods which by reason of their value are carried in specially constructed vehicles which are accompanied by police or other security guards.

10. Funeral transport.

11. The carriage of goods in motor vehicles where the following conditions are fulfilled:

(a) the goods carried are the property of the undertaking or have been sold, bought, let out on hire or hired, produced, extracted, processed or repaired by the undertaking;

(b) the purpose of the journey is to carry the goods to or from the undertaking or to move them either inside the undertaking or outside for its own requirements;

(c) motor vehicles used for such carriage are driven by employees of the undertaking;

(d) the vehicles carrying the goods are owned by the undertaking or have been bought by it on deferred terms (but this provision does not apply to the use of a replacement vehicle during a short breakdown of the vehicle normally used);

(e) carriage is only ancillary to the overall activities of the undertaking.

12. Carriage of spare parts for sea-going vessels and aircraft.

13. Transit, in an unladen state, of a vehicle used for goods transport and intended to replace a vehicle which has become unserviceable in a Member State other than that in which it is registered, and the continuation, by the breakdown vehicle, of the transport under cover of an authorisation issued for the vehicle which has become unserviceable.

14. Carriage of objects and works of art for exhibition or for commercial purposes.

15. Occasional carriage of objects and materials exclusively for publicity or information purposes.

16. Carriage of material, properties and animals to or from theatrical, musical or film performances or sporting events, circuses, exhibitions or fairs, or to or from the making of radio or television broadcasts or films.

17. Carriage of passengers to or from work in vehicles owned by their employers.

18. Carriage of persons to or from a school, or in the course of or in relation to school or ancillary activities, in vehicles owned by the school.

19. Carriage of passengers otherwise than for profit in vehicles owned by voluntary organisations.

20. Carriage of goods by undertakings engaged in the occupation of road haulage operator solely by means of motor vehicles or combinations of vehicles the permissible laden mass of which does not exceed 3.5 tonnes.

21. Carriage of passengers by undertakings engaged in road passenger transport services exclusively for non-commercial purposes.