Operator Licence

Operator Licence Applications

Do you want to start your own HGV business or maybe bring your logistics needs in house? You are going to require an ‘Operator Licence’.
Here at MEG Training we will support you through-out the process from help completing the relevant forms, placing your advertisement, advice regarding financial requirements and maintenance contracts.
Managing Director, Mark Gaines himself holds an International CPC in Road Haulage and also teaches potential Transport Managers in OCR CPC Road Haulage.

The main purpose of goods vehicle operator licencing is to ensure the safe and proper use of goods vehicles and to protect the environment around the operating centres.

You will need an ‘O’ Licence if you want to use;
• A vehicle over 3.5 tonne (3500kg) plated weight.
• A vehicle for business, hire or reward.
• A vehicle in conjunction with trade or business

There are a variety of O licence types that could be suitable to your needs.

Standard International Licence:

This allows you to carry your own goods, and goods for other people for hire or reward, both in the UK and on international journeys. It requires that you and your Transport Manager must each satisfy the requirement of good repute and professional competence.

Standard National Licence:

This allows you to carry your own goods on your own account, or other people’s goods for hire or reward, in the UK and to carry your OWN goods on your own account abroad.
It requires that you and your Transport Manager must each satisfy the requirement of good repute and professional competence.

Restricted Licence:

This only allows you to carry your own goods on your own account within the UK and the EU. You do not have to satisfy the requirement of professional competence.
Examples of using a restricted license are: If you produce your own products and deliver them yourself or if you use the vehicle to transport tools or equipment to and from a job, e.g. a scaffolder or builder.

Get in touch to discuss your requirements and how we can best help you to move forward with the process.
The complete guide, which is titled Goods Vehicle Operator Licensing Guide for Operators is available from the gov.uk website here http://bit.ly/18BVbOe