You will require one of these if you want to carry your own goods, whether manufactured by you, owned by you or purchased by you, within the United Kingdom and throughout the European Community.
If your business wants to carry goods for others, something know as 'hire and reward' then you will need to apply for a Standard National Operators Licence for the carriage of goods wholly with the United Kingdom, or a Standard International Operators Licence for the carriage of goods within the United Kingdom and throughout the European Union.
Key advantages - you don't need to employ a qualified transport manager/CPC holder, but you do need to maintain the same strict standards of operation as your Standard National and Standard International counterparts.
Prohibited activity - you cannot at anytime, carry goods belonging to a third party for hire and reward, something which will put your licence at risk of being revoked and the company owners or directors at risk of being prevented from applying for further operators licences in the future.
Leave everything to us - Our fixed-fee Restricted Licence package ensures a stress free application, which will be handled by industry specialists from start to finish. The package includes:
It is essential for us to get to know the 'nuts and bolts' of your business in order to provide robust and accurate advice regarding the implications and consequences of obtaining and maintaining a goods vehicle operator’s licence. This includes advice and guidance on the transparency and disclosure demanded by the Office of the Traffic Commissioners relating to ownership and management of the business, previous licences, past prosecutions, or bankruptcies, something known as the 'Fit and Proper Person' test.
Each application we prepare is bespoke to the applicant and designed to maximise the chances of a successful outcome and includes; preparation of maintenance agreements by suitable suppliers (if not provided in-house), preparation of operating centre permissions letter(s) and a correctly prepared and worded Public Notice advertisement for publication in your local, widely read newspaper. In addition, we will check all supporting documentation and create an application package supported by ongoing liaison with the Office of the Traffic Commissioners throughout the application process. Finally, we will also set you up with access to your own online Operator Licence account and Operator Compliance Risk Score account, via the GOV.UK website, for peace of mind.
Fees payable to the Office of the Traffic Commissioners and the cost of your Public Notice advertisement, that's all.
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