Drivers moving goods from the UK to the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland will soon need a ‘standard international goods vehicle operator licence’ to transport goods commercially.
The new rules begin on Saturday 21st May 2022.
You’re affected if you
A maximum authorised mass is the weight of a vehicle or trailer plus the maximum load it can safely carry.
A gross train weight is similar to a maximum authorised mass. It’s the total weight of a tractor unit, plus its trailer, plus the trailer’s maximum safe load.
Just look for a ‘Euro Load’ link on the Quotes screen.
You can either:
You can apply for a new licence here.
It can take up to 9 weeks to issue a licence following an application. If you need a licence sooner, you can apply for an interim licence when you apply for a full licence.
(Please note: application success is not guaranteed.)
Licence applications cost £257 and, if successful, licences cost a further £401. A continuation fee of £401 applies every five years thereafter.
You can find out more via the UK government’s website.
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