Open a Truck Company in the Netherlands 

Open a Truck Company in the Netherlands

Are you excited to start a trucking company in the Netherlands? Take advantage of opportunities in one of Europe’s most advanced logistics infrastructures and get great returns on your investment.

The Netherlands has one of the largest and most advanced road transportation systems in Europe, if not the world. The central location also makes it the perfect place to start a transportation company in the Netherlands. What’s more, the Dutch government is committed to making the country ever more accessible to road transportation.

 

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Road transportation in the Netherlands is governed by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

INCO’s consultants are experts in business development in the Netherlands and they can help you to start a transportation company to take advantage of all the opportunities in the logistics sector. Call one of our consultants now!

Special regulations for truck companies:

When you start a truck company in the Netherlands, you need to comply with a set of special regulations. These include:

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  • The Netherlands is part of the Convention on International Transport of Goods Under Cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention). The TIR Convention makes it easier to transport goods across borders.

  • Each driver must be in possession of a TIR permit (carnet) and follow TIR procedures.

  • All goods transported from the Netherlands must be insured by the Dutch company.

  • The Dutch Customs Authorities must approve all goods transmitted cross borders.

  • Certain goods require special licenses to transport.

  • According to TIR regulations, all cargo must be in sealed containers or vehicles.

  • TIR plates must be displayed on trucks at all times.

  • All vehicles must be road-worthy and drivers must have the correct type of license to operate the specific class of vehicle, such as a Euro and/or ECMT license.

NOTE: The formation of the EU single market (no fixed border crossing checkpoints) has made the TIR procedure unnecessary for goods transported within the EU. However, TIR procedures are still followed when traveling to member states outside of the EU.


Not sure about the correct procedure or the type of licenses to apply for? At INCO, we specialize in the legalities of starting a truck company in the Netherlands, and we can help you apply for the correct type of licenses for the correct type of Dutch transportation company. Call one of our expert consultants now!

How do I set up a truck company in the Netherlands

  • The first thing you have to do when starting a Dutch business is to register a Dutch company with the Dutch Trade Register, which must include the mandatory NACE  (Nomenclature of Economic Activities) number. For a truck company, the numbers are as follows (depending on the type of operation):
    Section H; Division 49; Group 49.4; Class 49.41, 49.42.

  • One of the most popular types of companies in the Netherlands is a Dutch BV.

  • Once you have registered your Dutch transportation company, you have to apply for appropriate transport licenses from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

  • Finally, since the Netherlands is part of the TIR convention, all trucks must comply with the TIR conventions and regulations.

Our company formation experts know the process of starting a trucking company in the Netherlands like no-one else, including what licenses to apply for, what regulations to comply with, and everything else you need to get your trucks on the road. Call us now to discuss how we can help you to make this process simple and east.

Why choose INCO to help you to start a transportation company in the Netherlands?

  • INCO has helped dozens of people to set up a truck company in the Netherlands.

  • Our agents have a lot of experience with the process of incorporating a company, including starting a Dutch BV, and they know the legal ins-and-outs of starting a truck company in the Netherlands.

  • We can connect you to the relevant authorities and regulatory bodies and provide you with business development services.

  • INCO agents can help you to draw up an effective business plan so you can start a Dutch company and get your truck company going as quickly as possible.

  • We can also help you to secure funding for your truck company.

  • Because INCO is a Dutch company, we are experts in the Dutch transport market and we can guide you to set up a business, such as a Dutch BV in the Netherlands swiftly and easily. This makes us the perfect local business partner for your transportation company in the Netherlands.

  • When you start a truck company in the Netherlands, you are going to need skilled employees. We can connect you to top recruitment agencies to ensure that you get the right talent for your business.

We are the business partners you have been dreaming of. Call now!

Frequently asked questions:

1) Do I require a license to operate a truck company in the Netherlands?

Yes. Each driver also needs their own set of licenses.

2) Why is The Netherlands such a good place to start a transportation company?

  • A moderately competitive market that allows small to medium businesses to thrive.

  • One of the most sophisticated logistics networks in the world.

  • Centrally located to access all major EU routes and markets.

  • Highly skilled employees with great work ethic.

  • The Netherlands has a very stable and resilient business environment.

3) How long does it take to start a truck company in the Netherlands?

Starting a Dutch company usually takes between 2-5 days, but since you require a license to operate a truck company in the Netherlands, it may take a bit longer. Call us to find out more.

4) Can I start a truck business in the Netherlands as a non-Dutch or EU citizen?

Yes. The Dutch government allows foreigners to start a Dutch company.

5) Are you ready to start a trucking company in the Netherlands, but you’re not sure whether the Dutch market is the right one?

Or if you are considering starting a trucking company in other EU countries like France or Austria, feel free to schedule a free consultation with one of our Dutch business development agents to discuss why the transport sector in the Netherlands is the perfect place to start a Dutch company.

 

We can help you determine your business proposition, as well as the transport services you aim to provide and give input and expert guidance on how to present this to the Dutch market.

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YOUR BUSINESS TOOLKIT

FREE ACCESS TO ALL THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Our experts have combined their knowledge and strengths to create a tool we call the Business Toolkit.

The Business Toolkit will help you and entrepreneurs from around the globe to truly understand the Dutch market, regulations and laws. And will enable you to take a deep-dive the many business-related topics.

This way you will easily get up to speed with our Company formation process, Dutch Tax & Accounting and our corporate services. 

Make sure to check out our handy checklists, explainer video's and extensively written Whitepapers too!

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