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What is an Operators Licence?

Not to be confused with a driving licence, this is a separate licence that must be held by any company using a vehicle over 3.5t gross in the course of its business.  This is regardless of whether the organisation owns the vehicle and applies even if it is only hiring a vehicle for one day.

It can take months to obtain a new Operators Licence with a large amount of paperwork and strict criteria to satisfy. Applicants also have to demonstrate sufficient funding and a suitable location from which to run heavy trucks.

Hirers must supply a copy their Operators Licence before booking a vehicle over 3.5t from Acrobat.  The only exception is if the vehicle is being used as a static coldroom and not being moved during the hire.

For further details including Traffic Area offices, download the following:

Operators Licence Guide pdf file (31 kb)

 

If you must use a Large Goods Vehicle but do not have an Operators Licence, we recommend you contact:

Mark Pelling
Marshall Transport
01420-511289
07831-431509
www.chilled-couriers.co.uk
email: marshalltransport@markpelling.wanadoo.co.uk


Note: their pricing will include driver and fuel but not waiting time (if the vehicle is to remain on site)

Tel:  0044 (0)1635 269148

Email:  sales@acrobat-rental.co.uk