Last reviewed 18 February 2022

The Department for Transport (DfT) has reminded operators that new EU rules introduced on 2 February mean information on some loaded goods journeys in and between European Member States now need to be registered on a new European Commission portal before the driver sets off.

“If you’re transporting goods between two points in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway for commercial purposes (known as cabotage or cross trade), you’ll need to make a “posting declaration”, which means registering the operator, driver, driver employment details, dates of travel, and the vehicle used,” the DfT explains.

This will apply to anyone moving the goods for hire or reward, or for their own business’ use, whether using HGVs, vans or other light goods vehicles of any size, or cars, whether or not towing a trailer.

Details of how to make a posting declaration can be found — here.

The portal is available — here — where operators can also find a video tutorial and a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

The DfT las also issued a reminder that, from 21 May 2022, new EU rules will mean operators or users of vans or other light goods vehicles over 2.5 tonnes and up to 3.5 tonnes in weight that transport goods from the UK into, or through the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein for hire or reward will need to obtain an International Operators’ Licence.

This will include a requirement to appoint a designated transport manager. See more information — here.