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Major Update for Goods Vehicle Operator Licensing Guide

14 Jul 2022

Major Update to guide for Goods Vehicle Operator Licensing

The Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain have published an updated guide which gives an overview of how the licensing system works for operators of goods vehicles.

It is intended to give a summary of operator licensing and to direct users to where further advice may be available.

This updated guidance provides clarification of modern rules and regulations and adheres to current accessibility criteria. The new guide remains fully printable for those who choose to do so.

It includes details on what is necessary in order to hold an operator’s licence, how to apply for a licence, managing a licence, the role and responsibilities of transport managers and more.

The guide can be found at: