Transport businesses and vehicle operator licences

Operator licensing for PSVs, HGVs and private hire vehicles, tachograph, speed limiter and driver CPC training centres.


  1. Check someone's driving licence information

    Check someone's driving record - vehicles they can drive, penalty points and disqualifications

  2. 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

  3. Find lorry or bus operators

    Find lorry and bus operators by name, address or licence number

  4. Trade licence plates

    Trade licence plates - who can use them, when they can be used and how to get a trade licence

  5. Check vehicle operator licence applications

    Check heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and public service vehicle (PSV) operator applications and decisions

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Guidance and regulation

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

  1. Checks for lorry emission cheats start across Great Britain
  2. Ron Darch & Sons Co Ltd and Nigel Darch
  3. GSR Distributions Ltd T/A Spiceway
  4. WSG Transport Ltd and William Phipps Pucknell
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Research and statistics

  1. Driver CPC qualification and training data
  2. Taxi and private hire vehicle licensing: recommendations for a safer and more robust system
  3. Vehicle licensing statistics: May 2018
  4. Vehicle licensing statistics: January 2018
  5. Vehicle licensing statistics: December 2017
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Goods vehicle operator licensing exemptions
  2. Revisions to the Senior Traffic Commissioner’s statutory document on the conduct of vocational drivers
  3. Local bus services: revised statutory guidance
  4. Road fleet compliance measure for DVSA
  5. Increased speed limit for heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes: dual carriageway
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Vehicle operator licence application processing times
  2. DVSA earned recognition for vehicle operators: list of accredited operators
  3. Driver CPC: course uploads and bus drivers still to finish periodic training
  4. Audits at approved Driver CPC training centres
  5. VOSA-operated vehicle weighbridges (F0005175)
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