Plans by the Danish police to delegate paperwork to road transport authorities has been met with „joy” by hauliers, reports Danish transport news website transportmagasinet.dk.
Issues over licencing will now be handled by the Danish Transport Authority, while some policing of the road transport industry has been delegated to the Danish Road Directorate.
100 trained police officers will be transferred to the above departments to help facilitate the change, which has been praised by the boss of Danish road transport firm DTL.
ITD, another important road transport company in Denmark, are also happy with the change. Steffen Johannsen, chief consultant at ITD, says it should result in faster processing times:
In ITD, we very much welcome the police agreement. Over the summer, our road transport members east of Lillebælt in particular have experienced unreasonably long case processing times when they have applied for transport permits under the current setup. Therefore, the change should ensure a better and more flexible solution for the future.
The main benefits of the reforms are expected to be streamlined processes for both permit applications and driving tests.
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