Vehicle operator licences

Apply for and manage your vehicle operator licence.


  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. Find lorry or bus operators

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

  3. Check vehicle operator licence applications

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

  4. Pay the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) levy

    Register for the HGV levy and pre-pay your levy

  5. 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

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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. Taxi and private hire vehicle licensing: recommendations for a safer and more robust system
  2. Vehicle licensing statistics: January 2018
  3. Vehicle licensing statistics: December 2017
  4. Vehicle licensing statistics: November 2017
  5. Vehicle licensing statistics: July to September 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. Senior Traffic Commissioner’s statutory guidance and statutory directions: proposed changes
  5. Framework document for the Traffic Commissioners and the Department for Transport and its agencies
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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. VOSA Traffic Commissioners' service level agreement
  4. School bus checks and inspections since 2003 (F0004607)
  5. Traffic Commissioners imposing operator licence conditions (F0004409)
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