Trade licences

This chapter covers the application, possession and permitted uses of trade licences in order to operate an untaxed and unregistered vehicle on public roads.

Download the trade licenses chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law

Contents:

  • Permitted use.
    • Exemptions from vehicles testing.
    • Insurance.
  • Temporary possession.
  • Carriage of goods.
  • Carriage of passengers.
  • Application for trade licences.
  • Licence fees and duration.
  • Trade plates.
  • Replacement plates.
  • Penalties.
  • Change of address.
  • Refunds.

Download the trade licenses chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law

Trade Licences Explained...

Untaxed and unregistered vehicles may operate on the public road under a trade licence in certain circumstances. Trade licences are issued only to motor traders and vehicle testers and can only be used by them in defined situations on vehicles which are in their temporary possession. The licences may be used on vehicles that are registered and taxed provided all conditions of their use are met.

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