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The Goods Vehicle Licence Blog & Latest News

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- […]

OTC Announces Reduced Processing Times

Reduced O-Licence Application Waiting Time

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner’s (OTC) have announced that the revamped IT system, which is expected to cut the average O-licence application waiting time from nine to seven weeks, is planned to go live in the first week in August. Prospective and existing operator licence holders will be able to electronically submit their supporting […]

READ MORE.. Driver Hours Update

Drivers’ Hours & Tachograph Rules Updated Guidance

Rules on drivers’ hours and tachographs for goods and passenger vehicles in Great Britain and Europe have been updated by the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency). Further details can be found here If you have any concerns or queries about how the changes could affect your business then please contact us today and register […]

Statutory Guidance Transport Manager Hours

Transport Manager Hours Reduced

The Senior Traffic Commissioner has released new statutory guidance. Significant changes to allocated time commitments for Transport Managers is the biggest shake-up. Many in the industry have called for more realistic guidance in terms of hours required to maintain effective and continuous control of a transport undertaking. The new guidance notes are now proposing 2-4 […]

CPC Operator LIcence Check

Operator Licence Check – DVSA Self Service

Do you need to check the validity of a Goods Vehicle or Passenger Vehicle Operator Licence number? Want to do so anonymously? Well now you can! Conduct a free search of all UK registered HGV or PSV operators by inputting any of the following values; town, postcode, operator licence number, operator name, trading name or […]