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Open a transport company in Poland

Freight transport and forwarding

How to open a transport company in Poland

Both freight transport itself and freight intermediary activities are licensed

Europe, including Poland, is actively producing and trading - and huge volumes of goods move hourly across Poland and the EU.
In accordance with the EU Directives and the Polish laws adopted in accordance with them, there are three transport licences - for the carriage of goods, taxi and freight intermediary activities.

Usually a sp. zoo (limited liability company) is registered under the transport company. zoo (limited liability company) - because transport is a rather risky business, and in a limited liability company the founder is not liable for the debts of the company.

Peculiarities of opening a transport company in Poland

Who can establish

Any foreigner

Who can establish

Open an LLC or work as an entrepreneur

You can work both ways

Open an LLC or work as an entrepreneur

Do we need our own cars

In order to obtain a national or international transport licence, a company must specify at least one vehicle (can be leased) in the application form

Do we need our own cars

What authorisations are required

A licence is required for both trucking and intermediary services
A complicated package of documents is required to be prepared for the licence

What authorisations are required

Requirements for employees

To obtain a licence - requirements for specialised training
The rest of us:
Licence to drive the relevant vehicle
It is mandatory to undergo a medical examination
Occupational health and safety training is mandatory

Requirements for employees
Sign up for a consultation on starting a transport company

Opening a transport company step by step

Registration of

Registration of sp. zoo (LLC) or registration as an individual entrepreneur
Takes about 7 days on average

Staff selection

Employees must undergo medical examinations and occupational health and safety training

What else you'll need

Entry in the Register
Obtaining VAT payer number (optional)
Registration of transport licence

Additional nuances

There is row specific nuances, about that we talk about in our counselling sessions

Bottom line - how long does it take to open

As a rule of thumb, the time from registration to start of work is 1-1.5 months