Last reviewed 8 July 2021

The Department for Transport has opened two consultations on changes being made as part of EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

The DfT summarises the changes as follows:

Changes from February 2022

Hauliers operating loaded goods journeys in and between European Member States will need to share information via the EU’s Internal Market Information System. This includes details of the operator, driver, job, route taken, and vehicle used.

Changes from 21 May 2022

Operators of goods vehicles weighing over 2.5 tonnes and up to 3.5 tonnes in weight (either alone or when used with a trailer) that travel abroad on commercial journeys for hire and reward will need to hold a Standard International Operator Licence. To get an operator licence you will need to:

  • have a transport manager working in the business

  • provide information about the company’s financial situation and operating base in the UK

  • demonstrate that your vehicles are well maintained

  • pay £658 to apply for and be issued the licence

  • pay £401 every five years to keep your licence.

Views and evidence need to be submitted by 24 August via the GOV.uk website.