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When is a Restricted Operator’s Certificate Required?

Those who operate in the transportation industry all face the same issue: understanding which operator license is most suitable for …

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Transport Manager responsibilities explained in 24 steps

A Transport Manager is responsible for helping to ensure that all goods & passengers reach their destinations safely. Here’s a helpful list of responsibilities.

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Beyond your brake test – are you as an Operator taking action?

An Operator needs to ensure they regularly perform a brake test and check the testing reports as they tell you much more than whether your vehicle has passed or failed.

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Travelling to Europe? EU Posting Declaration portal now online—Operators need to get ready!

From the 2nd February 2022, new EU rules mean if you operate loaded goods journeys in and between European Member States (cabotage or cross-trade), you may need to register information digitally about your journeys on a new EU web-based portal.

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Operator Licence required for light goods vehicles, vans, cars and trailers — act now

From 21 May 2022, transport companies and couriers using vans and car and trailers over 2.5 tonnes to transport goods in the EU will need a Standard International Goods Vehicle Operator Licence and have a designated Transport Manager.​

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New laws affecting vans and light goods vehicles transporting goods between the UK and EU

New rules will apply next year for all UK individuals and businesses operating goods vehicles to, from and between EU countries. This includes light good vehicles such as vans, on certain loaded international journeys.

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New DVLA online tachograph service

To make the tachograph application process faster and easier, the DVLA has launched a new online DVLA digital tachograph service for applying and paying for a driver digital tachograph card.

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Overview of Operator Licensing

Overview of Operator Licensing and who needs a goods vehicle Operator’s Licence This Blog is to cover the overview of …

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Moving goods between the UK and the EU

Moving goods between the UK and the EU

If you wanted to move goods between the UK and countries in the EU, you will need to follow new …

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