Important update for UK LGV operators that transport goods to EU

From May 2022, LGV operators will require an International Operator’s Licence and a certified transport manager to transport goods in the EU.
Important update for UK LGV operators that transport goods to EU, LGVs

The UK government has announced that from May 21, 2022, operators of vans or other light goods vehicles weighing more than 2.5 tonnes will need to obtain a standard International Operator’s Licence to continue transporting goods in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. 

Announced on 14th December 2021, the new requirement is part of the UK/EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement and applies to those based in the UK or Northern Ireland who use vans, other LGVs, or vans or cars hauling trailers.  

The new rules also require the appointment of a designated transport manager who holds a valid Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence (TM CPC).  

GOV.UK has recently updated its guidance page with further information on what you need to do to carry out international road haulage from 21 May 2022 if you use vans, LGVs and trailers.

From 2 February 2022, if you transport goods inside Europe using a vehicle and trailer, van, or HGV, you will also be required to submit information about your journeys in the EU online. This may contain information about the operator, the driver, driver employment, the dates of travel, and the vehicle used. 

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