Tag Archives: DVSA

Commercial drivers operating in the EU need to prepare for Brexit by making sure they have the right documents. To prepare for deal and no deal scenarios, you need to: register trailers for international commercial use weighing over 750kg check if you need International Driving Permits and how many you may need contact your vehicle insurance provider to get a motor insurance green card display a GB sticker on your vehicle register for Brexit updates Trailer registration From 28 March 2019, […]

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Operator follows through on promise to take action. Each week the DVSA shares stories of operators who’ve failed to change their approach to compliance. It’s as bad when they come before commissioners as it was during the DVSA visit. But there are times when licence holders put things right. They see what went wrong and work to make it better. Last year, Traffic Commissioner Kevin Rooney gave one operator a chance to prove this. The DVSA examiner said he was […]

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Certain vehicles with heavy goods chassis will need to have had an annual test by 20 May 2019 to remain legal on Britain’s roads. This is because some heavy goods vehicles lost their test exemption in May 2018 and came into the scope of test. Vehicles must now pass an annual test before the next vehicle tax renewal is due. Vehicles now needing a test certificate include: mobile cranes breakdown vehicles (not breakdown vans) tower wagons some mobile engineering plants some trailers […]

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Applications for European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits close at 11.59pm on 18 January 2019. The duty of a responsible government is to continue to prepare for a range of potential outcomes including a no deal scenario. ECMT permits will allow you to continue operating in the EU after March 2019 in the event of ‘no deal’. Annual and short-term (30 days) permits ECMT permits are available as annual or short-term permits (valid for 30 days). All applications will be […]

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With essential Christmas goods to transport up and down the country and people to carry home for the festive break, commercial vehicle operators don’t get many days off the road. For businesses like yours, it’s essential to have access to your operator licence when our offices are closed or there’s a reduced service. That’s why over 1000 operators logged on to access their digital licence record on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. 54 operators started […]

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Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency as from Tuesday 29 January 2019, the way they take roadside payments will change. Instead paying by chip & PIN, fixed penalties will now be paid using a secure payment portal. How it works Once a member of our enforcement staff issues you with a fixed penalty: You will be asked to provide an email address or telephone number for either yourself or a nominated payee. An email or text with a unique code and […]

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The deadline to apply for a European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permit has now been extended until 11.59 pm on 18 January 2019.   ECMT permits will allow you to continue operating in the EU after March 2019 in the event of ‘no deal’.   The duty of a responsible government is to continue to prepare for a range of potential outcomes including a no deal scenario. Short-term (monthly) permits   You will no longer be able to […]

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From 31 January 2019 the DVSA will no longer accept the TD1 form. There are now 2 new forms to record details of a heavy goods vehicle with DVSA. You’ll need to complete and return the appropriate form so you can: get a ministry plate and plating certificate (if the vehicle needs them) book an annual test (MOT) for the vehicle You’ll need to use the ‘VTG 788‘ form for vehicles approved under European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval or […]

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The ‘Get MOT reminders’ service has now been extended to commercial vehicles such as buses, lorries and their trailers. If you own a specialist vehicle, lorry or bus you can now sign up to get free reminders by text message or email to let you know when your vehicle’s annual test is due. You’ll get a reminder 2 months before your MOT is due. You’ll get another reminder if you still haven’t had your vehicle tested one month before its […]

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The Government’s ambition is to reach an agreement with the EU to maintain existing liberal access for commercial hauliers. So you can prepare contingency plans for the unlikely event of a “no deal”, you can apply for an ECMT permit to continue working in the EU. Applications open on 26 November 2018. You’ll need to be registered on the Vehicle Operator Licensing system to apply. Read our latest Moving On blog post and our guidance on GOV.UK to find out […]

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