TAC are road transport experts offering high quality O Licence application and compliance consultancy to drivers. We have over 25 years of industry experience and are able to provide a range of excellent services that are ideally suited to single and multi fleet operations. An O Licence, also known as an Operators Licence, is the legal authority that is required by drivers in Great Britain operating goods vehicles. The Traffic Commissioner that issues these licences regulates the commercial road transport industry and can take regulatory action when needed to maintain high operations standards.
Who is required to hold an Operators Licence?
Our team of specialists is on hand to offer support and guidance regarding O Licences, including application and compliance, and it is important that you are aware of whether you are required to carry one. If vehicles have a 3.5 tonne or higher GVW (gross vehicle weight) when being driven on public roads for trade or business to carry goods, the vehicle user must hold a valid Operators Licence. The need for an O Licence extends to those renting vehicles short-term, even when hiring for a single day. According to legislation you must demonstrate that as a standard National Operators Licence holder you, or your employee, are professionally competent. This can be achieved by booking a place on a Driver CPC course and obtaining a National Certificate of Professional Competence certificate.
Consultants offering advice and guidance for all O Licence application and compliance enquiries
As experienced transport advisory consultants we have an in-depth understanding of the various licence categories, which are as follows:
- Restricted licence – for the carriage of goods on your own account, within Great Britain and abroad.
- Standard licence – this allows the carriage of goods for hire or reward in Great Britain (and also permits own account movements in GB and abroad)
- Standard international licence – enables the carriage of goods for hire or reward (and on own account) within Great Britain and abroad
Call 01375 887618 to get in touch with TAC & find out more about the O Licence application and compliance consultancy services we provide