The traffic commissioner will also publish details of your application in Applications and Decisions sections. This is a publication that provides notification of details of applications for new operators’ licences and variations to existing licences.
Applications and Decisions is sent to various organisations, including local authorities, the police and industry associations, all of which have a statutory right to object to your application. The publication is also available on the VOSA website.
Your licence authorises you to use a maximum number of motor vehicles and trailers. The number of vehicles you apply for should include the number of vehicles you intend to use straight away as well as extra motor vehicles to cover increases in business or emergencies such as breakdowns (rentals).
This is particularly important if you use only a few motor vehicles. The authorisation for these extra vehicles is called ‘the margin’.