External Transport Manager
Services for HGV & PCV
in Liverpool

Whether you need ongoing transport manager support, or assistance for a one-off project in Liverpool, Total Compliance can help.

Based in Lincolnshire and operating across the UK, Total Compliance offer external Transport Manager Services for all types of licence holders, including Standard National, Standard International, and services for Restricted Licence Holders.

The support that we provide can flex in line with the number of vehicles in your fleet, and will give you the peace of mind that you are legally compliant at all times.


Why Choose Total Compliance's External Transport Manager Services for Your Liverpool business? 

The Total Compliance Liverpool team is passionate about transport and have years of experience and extensive knowledge of the transport and logistics industries.

With our external transport manager fees starting from just ÂŁ100 per month, Total Compliance can offer operators of all sizes, a cost effective solution. Why employ and pay for the ongoing training of an in-house transport manager when you can outsource the service to us for as little as ÂŁ100 per month?



Total Compliance

St Helens

Tel: 0345 9001312

Email: info@totalcompliance.co.uk


As transport industry experts, Total Compliance have been providing external transport manager services to hauliers, logistics companies and public transport operators in Liverpool for years.

External transport manager, Michelle, regularly travels up and down the M57 and M62, looking after our customers' fleets in Liverpool, St Helens & Southport.

Our Clients in Liverpool Include:

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External Transport Manager in Merseyside

What is an External Transport Manager in Liverpool?

Many small to medium sized businesses in Liverpool do not have sufficient requirements to employ a full-time transport manager. To navigate this issue, they can instead choose to employ an external transport manager instead.

An external transport manager is a competent professional who has been designated to ensure that an operator’s vehicles are roadworthy and that its drivers are complying with all relevant rules and legislation.

If an operator fails to heed their transport manager's advice or comply with their requests, they are duty bound to inform the Traffic Commissioner's Office.

PCV External Transport Manager in Merseyside

What requirements must an External Transport Manager meet in Liverpool?

According to the requirements set out by the Senior Traffic Commissioner in Statutory Document No. 3 - Transport Managers, a designated transport manager must meet the requirements of Article 4 as follows:

  • They must be of good repute (in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 5 of Schedule 3);
  • They must be professionally competent (in accordance with paragraph 13 of Schedule 3); and,
  • External transport managers must not be prohibited from acting as a transport manager by a traffic commissioner. They must also only be designated to act in that capacity for a maximum of 4 operators with a combined maximum total fleet of 50 vehicles. Or a smaller number if the traffic commissioner considers appropriate.

Restricted Licence Transport Manager Consultancy in Liverpool

Restricted Operator’s Licence holders are not obliged to employ a professionally competent person/CPC Qualified Transport Manager. However, they are still subject to the same sets of regulations as standard licence operators. Total Compliance offers a consultancy service on either a one-off or retainer basis.

How much does an External Transport Manager Cost in Liverpool?

The fees charged by an external transport manager will usually depend on a number of considerations, such as:

  • The operator's compliance risk score (OCRS) - the higher the risk, the higher the external transport manager's rates are likely to be.
  • The number of vehicles an operator has.
  • The length of the external transport manager's contract.
  • The number of external transport manager hours required each month.
  • Our external transport manager fees start from as little as ÂŁ100 per month.
HGV External Transport Manager in Merseyside


Michelle Scott - External Transport Manager in Merseyside

Our Liverpool external transport manager is Michelle Scott.

Michelle is a director of Total Compliance and has years of experience working as a director of a nationwide distribution business employing over 70 drivers, before starting Total Compliance with her husband, Jonathan.


An External Transport Manager is responsible for carrying out a number of tasks, with the key ones listed below set out by the Senior Traffic Commissioner in their Statutory Document No. 3 - Transport Managers.