Changes to operator licensing for vehicles between 2.5t and 3.5t MAM.
Information on covered areas in each traffic area.
Reference to new HSE and DVSA updated load security guidance.
Download the Operator licensing chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law
Who needs a licence?
Operator licensing for international operators.
How many licences are necessary?
Criteria for obtaining a licence.
Fitness to hold a licence.
Vehicle maintenance arrangements.
Driver walk around checks.
Periodic safety inspections.
Drivers’ hours, records, speeding and overloading.
Suitability of operating centre.
Internal transport managers.
Transport managers responsible for more than 50 vehicles.
External transport managers.
Transport managers who are both internal and external.
Internal or external – who decides?
Most serious infringements (MSI).
Invalidation of TM CPC on loss of repute.
Applying for a licence.
Authorised and specified vehicles and the margin.
Protection of operating centres.
Applications and decisions.
Applying for a major change to a licence.
Transfer of operating centres – schedule 4 procedure.
Objections and representations.
The licensing decision.
Appeal against a decision.
Issue of the licence.
Undertakings and conditions.
Standard licence holders only.
Lead Traffic Commissioners.
The review procedure and periodic checks.
The decision to review.
The Traffic Commissioners’ powers at review.
Changes to a licence.
Online operator licensing.
Licensing additional vehicles.
Substitution of vehicles.
Transfer of vehicles.
Change of type of licence.
Licence application fee.
Licence issue fee.
Licence continuation fee.
Interim licence or direction fee.
Summary of procedures.
Europe-wide data sharing.
What is the Operator Compliance Risk Score system?
The OCRS scores.
The roadworthiness score.
The traffic enforcement score.
The OCRS bands.
How to find out about your scores.
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