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New premises for GVL Management Limited

We are pleased to announce, that due to continued growth, GVL Management Limited has moved into new head-office and training facilities at Frecheville Court, Bury, Greater Manchester. Serving commercial vehicle and passenger vehicle operators throughout the United Kingdom, our new offices will serve as the base for Northern business unit operations. The administration and account […]

FORS Associate

Forward with FORS

GVL Management is pleased to announce our FORS (Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme) Associate Membership. Our association with this highly revered organisation, a leader in promoting best practice in the transport industry, is driven by our shared values and common goals – making the roads safer for us all. Visit the FORS website at One of […]


£10 a day Toxin-Charge in London Congestion Zones

Goods Vehicle and Passenger Vehicle Operator Licence holders are advised that TFL (Transport for London) has introduced a new daily charge for vehicles operating within the London congestion zone. Check now if your vehicles will be subject to the new charge by visiting T-Charge Checker For newer vehicles, the Euro emission standard may be listed […]


Senior Traffic Commissioner’s statutory guidance update

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has published updated versions of several of the senior TC’s statutory documents. Revised guidance on how the Traffic Commissioners deal with appeals; how they handle the delegation of work to OTC staff and their deputies; advice around operating centres and stable establishments; how they interpret the law around financial standing; […]


An Overview of Operator Licensing

As a new or existing Operator Licence holder you have committed to a range of undertakings regulated under the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 and the Goods Vehicles(Licensing of Operators) Act 1995. Often, we are approached by businesses and organisations that are unsure as to how they can become and remain compliant with the law. Following a request by a […]


Maintaining Roadworthiness Audit CV Show 2017

Showcasing the latest compliance audits for Maintaining Roadworthiness and Tachograph Operator’s Responsibilities Audits at the Commercial Vehicle Show in the NEC Birmingham. The GVL Management team are available to answer all your compliance questions and queries throughout the 3-day exhibition. On hand will be Alan, Roman, John, Simon, Margaret, and Hedy – just pop along […]


Meet the team at the Commercial Vehicle Show, Birmingham NEC 25-27th April 2017

GVL Management Limited and our team of Auditors will be exhibiting at the Commercial Vehicle Show on the 25-27th April 2017, NEC Birmingham. Discover how we can help your business become and remain compliant with your Goods and Passenger Vehicle Operator’s Licence. Simple, Stress Free Compliance Gaining your operator’s licence is one thing. Maintaining it […]


Opportunity Costs increase for Operator Licence Holders

If you hold, or wish to apply for, a Standard National or International Operators Goods or Passenger Vehicle Licence from the 1st January 2017 then you will need to demonstrate financial standing of £7850 for the first vehicle and £4350 for each subsequent vehicle on your licence margin. Irrespective, whether you are utilising your whole […]

Operator Licensing Forms

HGV Operator Licensing Forms Updated

The Traffic Commission have made several updates to the operator licensing forms. All new applications and variations to existing licences will be affected. Both new and existing Goods Vehicle operators are reminded to use the remodelled documentation with immediate effect to ensure no unnecessary delays are experienced in the processing of documents. If you have […]


FORS Accreditation – Help & Advice

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary but highly recommended scheme for operators designed to improve the safety and performance of your commercial vehicle fleet. Not just for London, FORS covers the whole of the UK. Providing an all-encompassing approach, we can assist your organisation in achieving this quality benchmark, in a cost- […]