The Department for Transport (DfT), the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Traffic Commissioners have invited comments on:

  • changing the rules to allow public service vehicle (PSV) operators, who have met the necessary criteria for licensing, to commence vehicle operations as soon as possible

  • introducing formal tribunal rules in Traffic Commissioner tribunal functions.

While the first part of this consultation is of interest only to PSV operators, the second part is relevant to both PSV and HGV operators. Details of this public consultation can be found at and the deadline for submitting responses is on 25 June 2019. See also Introduction of tribunal rules at Traffic Commissioner public inquiries.

It should be noted that, although many rules related to the operator licensing regime apply to the UK through its current membership of the EU, the changes being consulted about in this document will not be affected by the UK’s exit from the EU.

Last reviewed 23 May 2019