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Operator Licence Applications
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Operator Licence Applications

Operator Licence Applications
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Operator Licence Applications

Do I need an operator licence?

If you operate one of the following, the answer is YES: A vehicle over the gross weight of 3500kgs (3.5t) for the movement of goods OR a Passenger Vehicle with 8 or more passenger seats.

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Applying for an operator’s licence should not be taken lightly, this is a major step for any business to venture into a new and very regulated arena of managing vehicles, be that Goods Vehicles or Passenger Vehicles to a high standard of Safety and meeting Regulations, better known as “compliance”.

So your first question should be “do I need an operator licence” in the first place, there is a set criteria of requirements that set if an operator requires a licence or not.

However, this is not always clear, so if you are unsure call OLMC (free) for expert advice and talk through your specific situation.

When applying for an operator licence, you will need to “specify” how many vehicles and /or trailers you will require, this in its self is subject to a set of separate requirements, in relation to available off road parking, and the finances available to you to maintain the vehicles and or trailers, so be realistic in what you are requesting in the first instance.

Are you proposing to operate Goods Vehicles or Passenger Vehicles?

There are three main types of operator licence, Restricted, Standard National and Standard International, we have offered a very simplified set of criteria below, the fully guidance con be found at LINK. In brief…

Heavy Goods Vehicle Licences:
Restricted

Goods Vehicle operator licence is for movement of “OWN goods” or goods or Burdens in relation to your own business.

Standard National

Movement of goods that are not owned by you and a charge will be levied for the movements of the goods, (hire and reward) this type of licence is for use within the shores of the UK.

Standard International

Movement of goods that are not owned by you and a charge will be levied for the movements of the goods, (hire and reward) this type of licence is for use across Europe. (subject to any Brexit agreements).

Passenger Carrying Vehicle Licences:
Restricted

Where the carrying of passengers is NOT the main source of income. i.e. a hotel offering a airport collection/ drop service for their guests.

Standard National

The movement of passengers on a hire and reward basis, where transport is the main source of income, this type of licence is for use within mainland UK.

Standard International

The same criteria as a Standard National Licence but on an International basis throughout Europe. (subject to any Brexit agreements).

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Unsure of which licence applies to you? Call us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.