Declare a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) does not need a tachograph

You must declare if a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) is exempt from needing a tachograph when you take it for its annual test (MOT).


HGV tachograph exemption declaration form

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Use this form for HGVs that don’t have a calibrated tachograph and are exempt.

The form needs to be given to the tester when the vehicle is tested.

Find out more about the annual test for lorries, buses and trailers and specialist tests for lorries.

Published 19 July 2013
Last updated 8 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with the latest version of the declaration form.
  2. Updated the declaration form for 2018.
  3. First published.
  1. Step 1 Check when your test is due and get reminders

  2. Step 2 Book the test

    1. Find your nearest test centre and book your test

    The cost will vary depending on where you take the test.

    1. Check the fees for heavy goods vehicles or trailers
    2. Check the fees for public service vehicles

    Fill in an application form before you book your test if it's the first time it's been tested and it's either:

  3. Step 3 Prepare your vehicle

  4. and Prepare the documents you need

  5. Step 4 Take your vehicle to the test

    1. Find out what happens at the test centre

    At the end of the test, you'll be told if your vehicle has passed or failed.