What is a Traffic Commissioner Audit?

What is a Traffic Commissioner Audit

Traffic Commissioner audits play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and compliance of commercial vehicle operations across the United Kingdom. As regulatory bodies overseeing the transport industry, Traffic Commissioners are responsible for promoting road safety, fair competition, and adherence to legislation within the sector. In this informative blog, we’ll delve into the purpose, process,…

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What are the Requirements for Obtaining an Operator Licence?

Operator licence applications must meet a number of requirements which includes fitness to hold a licence, maintenance arrangements, control of driversโ€™s hours records and overloading, a suitable operating centre and financial standing. GOOD REPUTE Good repute means that applicants must advise the Traffic Commissioner about any notifiable offences committed by the relevant persons involved in…

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Main Differences Between Goods Vehicle (LGV / HGV) and Passenger Licensing (PSV / PCV)

Bus Service

OPERATOR LICENCES The differences in the licences are that there are 4 options with passenger carrying licences, whereas there are only 3 for road transport. PSV / PCV licences also have the โ€˜special restricted licenceโ€™ in addition to restricted, standard national and standard international. Special restricted licences are a specific licence type which allows a…

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Operator Licence Applications & Issuing


In 2018 the application process went digital and the use of the online system called VOL (Vehicle Operator Licensing) became more pivotal to management of any operator licence.   So what is needed to gain an operator license? This is something we do to help people each day to walk them through the process, and…

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Persons Involved in Operator Licensingย 

Coach and Lorry

Parties to operator licensing may seem obvious but it is important to remember the roles which these parties play and what each person expects from the other. The two principle parties are the Traffic Commissioner and the Operator. In addition to this your nominated transport manager is also a consideration as they play an important…

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Who Needs An Operator Licence?

๐‘พ๐’‰๐’ ๐‘ต๐’†๐’†๐’…๐’” ๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ถ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’๐’“๐’” ๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’„๐’†๐’๐’„๐’†? If you wish to operate vehicles larger than 3.5 tonnes or. Passenger carrying vehicles with more than eight passenger seats you will need to have an operators licence to trade. Depending on the nature of your operations will determine what kind of licence you will need. If transport is not…

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๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  – ๐„๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฏ๐ž๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ค๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ ๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌโ€ฆ

Operating Centre

โ€˜Ensure vehicles are kept at authorised operating centres, only authorised centres are used, vehicles are specified on the licence and any operating centre conditions are met.โ€™ In respect of each operating centre specified, that the number of vehicles and the number of trailers kept there will not exceed the maximum numbers authorised at each operating…

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๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซย ๐‹๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐žย ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ ย –ย ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌย ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญย ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒย ๐š๐ง๐ฒย ๐๐ž๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฌย ๐จ๐ซย ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌย ๐จ๐Ÿ ๏ฟผ๐๐ž๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฌโ€ฆย 

Vehicle Checks

Drivers report promptly any defects or symptoms of defects that could prevent the safe operation of vehicles and/or trailers, and that any defects are recorded in writing. This article has strong links to the previous article which covered ensuring that your vehicles and trailers are kept in a fit and serviceable condition at all times.…

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