Tag Archives: DVSA

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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From Saturday 14 July 2018, heavy vehicle test certificates will be changing to make them clearer and easier to understand. The new style certificates for HGVs, PSVs and trailers will look similar to the new ones issued for car MOTs.  See the new-style certificates There will also be a new ‘Refusal to issue an MOT’ form with clearer details on failure items. Trailer expiry discs We’ll also stop issuing trailer expiry discs on 14 July 2018 as you can see […]

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From Sunday 20 May 2018, a significant number of specialised heavy vehicles will fall into the scope of annual testing for the first time. To declare their weight and load most of them will need to be plated before they are tested. Reminder about the phased approach DVSA is implementing a phased approach for most vehicle types affected. This will extend the date for compliance, under certain circumstances up to 20 May 2019 at the latest. It’s based on the Vehicle Excise Duty renewal date for the […]

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From Monday 5 March 2018, DVSA traffic examiners will start issuing on-the-spot fines for any drivers hours offences committed in the last 28 days. Traffic examiners will issue fines for up to 5 drivers’ hours offences in a single check. The change was first announced in September 2017, and we’re now able to confirm the start date. Find out more about the changes to drivers’ hours fines

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