Freight and cargo

Freight and logistic industry and the safe and secure movement of goods by air, rail, road, waterways or sea.


  1. Manage your vehicle operator licence

    Update your HGV or PSV operator licence (O licence), add more vehicles, increase your vehicle limit and add or remove a transport manager

  2. Apply for a vehicle operator licence

    Apply and pay for a HGV, PSV or interim operator licence (O licence) if you use vehicles to transport goods or passengers

  3. Being a goods vehicle operator

    Information about becoming a goods vehicle operator, getting a goods vehicle licence and complying with regulations

  4. Pay the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) levy

    Register for the HGV levy and pre-pay your levy

  5. Apply for a vehicle test or certificate for a lorry or trailer

    Send test and certificate forms using the technical application submission (TAS) service, including first time tests, notifiable alterations and replacing plating or test documents

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit
  2. International road haulage: operator licences and permits
  3. Keeping commercial vehicles safe to drive (roadworthy)
  4. Trailer registration
  5. Moving goods by road
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News and communications

  1. Jones Metcalfe Ltd T/A Express Freight Solutions, James John Blackburn, and Mark Dean Jones
  2. CEG Packaging Limited
  3. STAY REFUSED: Hall Bros. Transport Limited
  4. G Quinn International UK Limited, Gerald Quinn, and Paul Sinclair
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Research and statistics

  1. Freight (TSGB04)
  2. Rail freight (RAI04)
  3. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: October 2017 to September 2018
  4. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe (RORO)
  5. Domestic road freight activity (RFS01)
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Carriage of dangerous goods and use of transportable pressure equipment: reference changes
  2. Senior Traffic Commissioner's Statutory Documents: 2018 revisions
  3. The last mile – a call for evidence
  4. Future of mobility call for evidence
  5. Drafting of schedules 4, 7 and 8 of the passenger and freight model track access contracts
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Longer semi-trailer trial evaluation: annual report 2017
  2. Insecure loads on curtain-sided vehicles (F0004882)
  3. Improving transport logistics
  4. Longer HGV semi-trailers
  5. Liquefied natural gas tankers: near misses and incidents
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