Frequently Asked Questions - What effect would independence have on the movement of goods by road between Scotland and the rest of the UK, and between Scotland and other countries?
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Under EU regulations, all hauliers carrying out the movement of goods under ‘hire and reward’ between member states must have a standard international operator’s licence and a community authorisation licence.
In a modern global economy many companies already operate across a number of different countries without difficulty. The Scottish Government has made clear its intention to ensure an independent Scotland remains an attractive and competitive place to do business.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.