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
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:
Guide pdf file (31 kb)
If you must use a Large Goods Vehicle but do not have an Operators
Licence, we recommend you contact:
Note: their pricing will include driver and fuel but not waiting time
(if the vehicle is to remain on site)