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Transport Operations Management (Passenger)
This section examines the main issues in managing a road passenger business. It includes sections on selecting the vehicle, insurances, documentation for driver and vehicle, carriers liability, medical treatment abroad, accident procedures, the role of information technology in managing road passenger transport services and organisation of work, operating efficiency and fuel economy.
This chapter provides students with the main financial information required when setting up and running a business. It also covers basic accounting information on keeping accounts, balance sheets, financial analysis, depreciation, costings, pricing, cost allocation, budgeting and managing cash flow. Other areas covered include, road user charges, cheques, methods of payment, renting, and factoring. There is also a section covering invoicing and incoterms, fares and pricing.
Technical Standards (Passenger)
As in haulage operations, this section deals with the specific harmonisation issues dealing with passenger vehicles. Areas covered include: EU type approval, vehicle weights, dimensions and design, technical standards, vehicle selection, vehicle maintenance, drivers' instructions for checking compliance, registration and technical inspection, noise and air pollution and preparation of maintenance plans.
Civil, Commercial and Social Legislation
This chapter focuses on the social issues concerned with road transport. Areas covered include employers' social security obligations, work contracts, obligations of the parties, working conditions and working hours, paid leave, remuneration, breach of contract, working time directive, main types of contract used in road transport, conditions of carriage, contract, agency and carriers liability in tort, consumer rights, employment health & safety legislation, driver qualifications, compliance with traffic regulations, compensation for loss or damage to goods, claims for injury to passengers and damage and loss of baggage.
Conventions and Documentation
This chapter examines the various conventions and documents in use in transport in both passenger and haulage operations in Ireland and abroad. Areas covered include: the CMR Convention, CVR Convention, ADR Convention, ATP Convention, Single Administrative Documents (SAD), TIR Carnets, Temporary exportation, importation of sales, display goods and professional equipment, Carnet de Passage en Douane and other Customs documentation, transit agreements and road user charges.