A little bit about the Company...
NI Transport & Training came around a bit by accident! Managing Director Rowan Vernon worked more than 15 years previous, as a transport manager for a business with a modest fleet of vehicles and trailers.
Taking that experience and then working for 8 years in the enforcement of regulations gave Rowan a unique insight into both sides of the fence – with the enforcement of non-compliance of the goods vehicle operator licensing regulations, EU drivers hours regulations and construction and use regulations versus the challenges and hurdles experienced by the operator.
Having initially agreed to help a family business in difficulty out as an External Transport Manager, this quickly increased through referral and word of mouth to 4 operators engaging Rowan as an External Transport Manager.
Seeing a clear absence of reputable companies in this space, Rowan went off and gained, education and training qualifications, auditing qualifications and negotiated exclusive supplier status for reputable industry products and software services in the tachograph, remote downloading, telematics and training space.
In October 2021, NI Transport & Training was incorporated and now the company employ 3 full time staff at our office in Larne with plans to add additional training, marketing and administrative staff between 2023-2025.
We are Northern Ireland’s No1 provider for all services related to the operation of goods and passenger carrying vehicles.
We provide transport management, consultancy, compliance management, tachograph services, compliance auditing, driver and transport management training, vehicle telematics, operator licensing and public inquiry support to now hundreds of operators across Northern Ireland industries, including councils, public sector organisations, charities, general haulage companies, construction firms, passenger carrying businesses and specialist contractors.
Our goals and missions are simple. The transportation of goods and people is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the country.
We recognise that these regulations are necessary to promote road safety and fair competition and we are passionate about respecting the regulations and keeping the transport industry safe for everyone.
Every staff member here has young children, using the roads to and from school and during play. We do not support rogue operators, fatigued drivers or unroadworthy vehicles and strive to help the industry operate safely and fairly.
Where Operators engage with us, WE PROMISE TO KEEP YOU IN A STATE OF FULL COMPLIANCE AT ALL TIMES!
Why Choose us?
The team at NI Transport & Training are made up of industry experienced and fully trained and qualified, HGV Drivers, CPC qualified Transport Managers, Auditors, Industry Qualified Trainers and ex-Enforcement Officers.
We also have an excellent relationship with a local firm of Solicitors and enjoy favourable rates and access to expert advice from a firm who have over 50 years experience in the field of transport law having represented members of the FTA, RHA and independent haulage operators.
We truly believe that we have the best experience, training and knowledge to assist any transport operator in Northern Ireland.
Please contact us if you have any enquiries and a member of the team will respond ASAP.
WE WILL HELP YOU OPERATE COMPLIANTLY
*Full compliance audits completed 2022-2023
*Driver CPC, OLAT, 2 Day TM Refresher, TMCPC, Forklift, First Aid, Manual Handling, Working from Height, Driver Assessment and Shunter Training courses completed 2022-2023
*Supply and installation of Lisle Design Digidown RDL remote download devices 2022-2023
*Result of clients DVA audits and Public Inquiries NOT resulting in licence revocation 2022-2023
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POWERED BY OUR TEAM
Rowan has 20 years experience in various roles involving either compliance with or enforcement of, the various transport related regulations.
He has first hand knowledge and experience of what is required to operate a compliant transport undertaking and has successfully represented many clients at Public Inquiry.
Rowan is a fully qualified trainer and carries out most of the business’s Driver CPC, OLAT and Transport Manager training courses in Northern Ireland.
Outside of running the company, Rowan is an active football referee, a frustrated Manchester United supporter and is engaged to Aimee, sharing with 3 young children.
Director Aimee oversees all of the important tasks that need looked after when running a small business.
Aimee is responsible for all Human Resources, Recruitment, Finance, Marketing and general company related tasks.
Aimee is a CIPD Level 5 qualified Human Resources Manager has worked elsewhere for the last number of years in HR and People Management.
Outside of work, Aimee is engaged to Rowan, sharing 3 young children.
Office Admin Support
Arguably the most important role within the team. As we manage admin for hundreds of businesses, admin that is important to the compliance of that company, Danielle’s role involves liaising with clients to schedule, plan, communicate, gather documents and re-schedule future tasks to enable complex project management of each company’s compliance.
She runs all company reporting including our clients tachograph reports, manages driver infringement debriefs, carries out post training administration and completes all new client’s operator licence applications.
Danielle is married to Alan with 2 young children, is a regular attendee at Larne FC games and uses all available annual leave to travel, enjoying regular getaways and city breaks.