Institute of Transport Administration

The Old Studio,
25 Greenfield Road
Westoning, Beds MK45 5JD

t: 44 (0)1525 634940
m: 44 (0)7768 303588
e: director@iota.org.uk



IoTA Patrons (The Institute of Transport Administration Patrons)


The Institute’s Patron scheme has been designed to encourage companies and businesses, which wish to exhibit a commitment to high standards and continuing best practice within the industry, to demonstrate their commitment to these exacting standards by association with ‘the Institute’.

The scheme has been introduced in order to accommodate these ‘firms’ and Institute members who wish to share in the Institute’s resources in pursuit of their own commitment to observe best practice.

IoTA Patronage is by way of invitation only and is offered annually with successful Patrons enjoying the following benefits:

  • The right to include the Institute logo on their stationery, website, emails, packaging and vehicles in accordance with Institute guidelines. The Institute logo will be available in a prescribed electronic media format; Additional vehicle decals will be available for purchase in various sizes;
  • A ‘Presentation Certificate’ (for display) in each year that they maintain their Patron status;.
  • Free advertising space on the Institute website to enable promotion of their services and a facility to share in reciprocal web-links;
  • Free advertising within most Institute publications, including the Institute Information Pack and the Institute annual journal;
  • The ability to show their association with a professional transport Institute;
  • Access to industry professionals: local centre involvement and networking; the Institute’s professional trainers, consortium, and service providers.
  • Discounted Income Protection Plus Cover (financial support during illness) through PG Mutual (www.pgmutual.co.uk/employers)
Who Can Join

The Scheme, whilst by invitation, is open to any organisation which can exhibit, to the Institute’s satisfaction, a ‘mission statement’ that confirms active commitment to fair competition, safety in the workplace and customer satisfaction. It is also open to Institute Members who wish to demonstrate similar commitment where they hold an appropriate management position within their employer’s organisation

Annual Costs

Membership of the scheme attracts an annual fee determined by the National Council of the Institute. Prices are on a sliding scale dependent on the number of employees within the organisation.
Patrons will be invited to renew their subscription three months prior to the expiry of each term with payment being required 30 days prior to its expiry:

Condition of Membership

The post-nominal ‘Patron’ does not confer voting rights on the organisation. These are specifically reserved for individual Institute Members holding corporate grades. Neither does it infer any degree of accreditation of the Patron’s organisation by the Institute.

Where, by their acts or omissions, it is felt that association with the Patron is prejudicial to the Institute – e.g. if the Patron goes into liquidation – the Institute reserves the right to withdraw the certificate at any time. In these instances all references to the Patron would be removed from the Institute’s documentation, advertising material, etc.

The Institute is pleased to recognise the following companies as Patrons:



Founded in 2005 in Chester by John Dyne, DSL is a niche practice specialising in transport and environmental law. It is one of a small number of UK law firms with specialist experience in transport law and is recognised in the prestigious Legal 500 listings. DSL prides itself on being pragmatic, proactive, approachable and commercially minded and it will service every transport compliance need of the modern haulier.

All Enquiries:  Tel. 0044 1829 773100



The White House, Tattenhall, Chester CH3 9PX


Gencat supports Companies who want to create a Professional Driving Culture within their organisation. Since the arrival of telematics systems we have been developing our Professional Driving Culture programme to enhance and support the skills of the Professional Driver and to deliver on all of those savings that the software providers make you aware of, fuel and maintenance savings and reduced risk accidents.http:www.gencat.ie

For further information, call Barry on 00353 872 631440 or email barry.lyons@gencat.ie
Gencat Limited, 296C NCR, Phibsborough, Dublin 7. Tel; 00353 1 8600 444. www.gencat.ie


ITThub Innovation & Technology in Transport

ITT Hub (Innovation & Technology in Transport Hub) is a new, unique event covering all aspects of the road-based transport and logistics sector.

Hybrid, electric, gas, and hydrogen powered vehicles; vans, minibuses, trucks, buses and coaches; the products, the services and the infrastructure that will support, power and finance the sector as it moves forward on the road to net zero.

Taking place for the very first time at Farnborough, home to the world renowned International Airshow, ITT Hub 2021 will feature the largest display of road-based transport vehicles at any trade event in the UK in 2021.

What’s more, ITT Hub 2021 will also host the FTA's Future Logistics Conference - 45 sessions across two days delivered by over 100 leading speakers, provoking ideas, exploring the future, addressing the challenges and encouraging collaboration across the industry. Major Tim Peake CMG, the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station, will open the conference with a keynote speech.

Supported by leading companies and organisations from every part of the sector, you can’t afford not to be part of it.



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North Lindsey College

Offers a wide range of transport courses, for 'Commercial vehicle', 'Public Carriage', and Vehicle Body/Refinishing' sectors.


Courses include:

Apprenticeships: Light Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle, and Body Repair and Vehicle Refinishing.

MOT: Preassessment, MOT, and MOT Managers courses.

IRTEC: Large Commercial Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle Trailer, Bus and Coach, Light Commercial Vehicle.

Also: Electric Vehicles, F-Cas, and ATA Paint and Body.


Contact Campbell Tudhope.

Email: Campbell.Tudhope@northlindsey.ac.uk

Telephone: 01724 294104

Website:  northlindsey.ac.uk



 Oliver Legal Solicitors Ltd

Helping HGV and PSV Operators to run more successful and compliant businesses since 2008.


Oliver Legal Solicitors specialise in providing compliance advice and representation to businesses operating goods and passenger vehicles.

We can help to make sure that your business is not at risk of a Public Inquiry. If an Inquiry is called, we can represent your business to achieve the best outcome. We can also provide employment advice and assistance to help demonstrate that your employees are working in the best interests of your business and to avoid the risks of an unfair or wrongful dismissal claim.

Contact: Murray Oliver MInstTA   t. 01394 824 175 e. murray@oliverlegal.com          www.oliverlegal.com


 Income Protection Plus Cover

A Mutual Society with the ethos of putting its policyholders first. It has provided Income Protection cover for ambitious professionals since 1928 - the year when Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin and changed medicine forever.

At that time PG Mutual was called the Chemists' Sickness and Provident Society Ltd - an income protection society started by pharmacists. The idea was simple. Each member added money into a pot that any member could withdraw from to support themselves and their families if they fell ill or had an accident.

Today, the idea is essentially the same. PG Mutual policyholders pay a monthly premium and if they are unable to work through injury or illness, they can claim until they are well enough to return to work or reach age 65. Only today, you don't need to be a pharmacist to benefit from its policies.


PG Mutual work with IoTA to provide you with a 20% discount off your first two years' premiums.*  For details of this special offer visit www.pgmutual.co.uk/quotation and enter discount code 'IOTA' or call 0800 146 307.



*For full terms and conditions, visit https://www.pgmutual.co.uk/legal

PG Mutual is the trading name of Pharmaceutical and General Provident Society Ltd. Registered office: 11 Parkway, Porters Wood, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 6PA. *For full Terms and Conditions, visit www.pgmutual.co.uk



Pieter Smit founded his company in 1978 with just one vehicle.  He combined his passion for live entertainment with strong business acumen to grow his budding enterprise into a global player and the European market leader in his specialist field.

Pieter Smit specialises in the transportation, assembly and technical realisation of theatre productions, pop & rock, live entertainment and sporting events throughout Europe.  By efficiently combining these specialist skills, Pieter Smit occupies a niche position in the market.  Powered by decades of experience, we have become one of the leading transport providers for the entertainment industry in Europe.  The Netherlands.


Pesetaweg 44., 2153 PJ., Nieuw-Vennep


Telephone: +31(0) 252673005


Website: www.pietersmit.com

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 Professional Transport Services

Founded in 1991, PTS has a renowned reputation throughout the UK for providing sound, reliable advice and training to the road transport industry.

From operator licence application, alteration and renewal, to regularly delivering Transport Manager CPC, TM Refresher courses, and Operator Licence Awareness Courses, and Public Inquiry advice, preparation and representation.  Conducting Systems Compliance Audits together with compliance advice for operators across the country and providing a full report to the expected standard for submission to the regulatory authorities. 

PTS will also provide Public Inquiry advice and support, preparation and respresentation for operators and similarly for drivers called to a Conduct Hearing.

We work throughout the UK to provide assistance to ensure compliance with the O licence undertakings and expectations of regulatory authorities is fully understood and maintained. 

E:    enquiries@proftranserv.co.uk

W:   www.proftranserv.co.uk

Tel:  01945 781328              M: 07956 359484

Omnibus House, 32A Church Road, Walpole St Peter, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE14 7NS



Founded in 1925 Fre Reining starts a delivery service by horse and carriage in the city of Groningen.  During the  management of his son Be Reining and his wife Henriette Reining-Viswat there is a large growth in the field of international transport.

Today Reining Transport is one of the oldest surviving transport companies in Holland with bases in Germany and Hungary.  Their base in Hungary specialises in volume transport to the UK and employs some 200 drivers.

Reining  - Holland

Postadress: P.O. Box 85, 9600 AB Hoogezand, Nederland.

Visiting address: H. Fordlaan 2, 9615 TK Kolham, Nederland

Tel: +31598 343 333 - Fax: +31598 343 334 - Email: info(@)reining.eu



Tinkler Solicitors specialise in representation before the Traffic Commissioner for Operator/Driver Public Inquiries.  We offer advice on applications for interim/full Operators licence from TAN (Traffic Area Network Office) and ‘flagging out’.

We specialise in debt recovery involving disputes involving Bills of Lading/Freight Forwarding and groupage; and also offer services in the following areas:


  • Construction and use infringements/prosecutions brought by DVSA/CPS or Trading Standards
  • Advice for Transport Managers in the keeping of records for DVSA/Police inspections
  • Defence of prosecutions brought by DVSA/CPS for driver tachograph infringements including break/rest offences/falsification offences and axle weight offences and other related prosecutions

Our firm employs an experienced |Solicitor who is CPC qualified for both national and international haulage.  As well as representing a significant number of UK operators/drivers, our firm particularly specialises in representing Dutch Haulage Companies (BV’s) and other European/International haulage companies.

For more information please visit our Dutch website www.tinkleradvocaten.nl.

Telephone: 01473 242990

Fax: 01473 242991

Email: rtinkler@tinklersolicitors.co.uk

Website: tinklersolicitors.co.uk



 Truck UK Limited

Truck UK is an independent company specialising in the provision of road transport industry best practice compliance assessments and audits; digital and analogue tachograph records processing and analysis - utilising the tachomaster software system; 'in-house' goods vehicle operator management and driver training, as well as a whole host of other services and supplies, desgined to assist and/or improve goods vehicle operator licence holder compliance.

Freephone:   0800 644 87 87   E: compliance@truckuk.net

W:   http://www.truckuk.net

Truck (UK) Limited, The PGR Group Building, Nene Valley Business Park, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4HN