9. What happens if you break the terms of your licence
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency carries out regular roadside vehicle checks and checks on operating centres. They then submit information to the independent traffic commissioners.
- it’s been overloaded
- it’s unroadworthy
- it breaks the rules on the transport of dangerous goods
- a driver has broken drivers’ hours regulations
Your licence could be taken away, suspended or restricted by the traffic commissioner if you:
- break any of the terms or conditions of your licence
- don’t meet health and safety conditions
- are convicted of certain offences
- are made bankrupt or (if the licence holder is a company) that company goes into liquidation, administration or receivership
- use a place not listed on the licence as an operating centre
- are given a prohibition notice by DVSA following an inspection
The traffic commissioner may decide to call you to a public inquiry to consider if any action against your licence is necessary.