Driving a van: daily walkaround check

A guide about the daily checks that van drivers should carry out to make sure that they're roadworthy.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales


Van driver's daily walkaround check

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This guide shows you the daily checks that you carry out inside and outside your van to make sure it’s roadworthy.

These checks should be done as part of an overall maintenance programme.

New rules for transporting goods in vans in Europe

You now need a goods vehicle operator licence and a transport manager to transport goods in vans in Europe.

This applies to businesses of every size, including sole traders.

Find out what to do.

Published 8 October 2013
Last updated 21 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. You now need a standard international goods vehicle operator licence to use a van or car and trailer to transport goods for hire or reward in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  2. A new version of the document has now been published.

  3. First published.