Operator Licence Undertakings

The operator undertakes to make sufficient arrangements to ensure that:

The laws relating to the driving and operation of vehicles used under this licence are observed

The rules on drivers’ hours and tachographs are observed, proper records are kept and that these are made available on request

Vehicles and trailers are not overloaded

Vehicles operate within speed limits

Vehicles and trailers, including hired vehicles and trailers, are kept in a fit and serviceable condition

Drivers report promptly any defects or symptoms of defects that could prevent the safe operation of vehicles and/or trailers, and that any defects are recorded in writing

Records are kept (for 15 months) of all driver reports which record defects, all safety inspections, routine maintenance and repairs to vehicles, and that these are made available on request

In respect of each operating centre specified, that the number of vehicles and the number of trailers kept there will not exceed the maximum numbers authorised at each operating centre (which will be noted on the licence)

An unauthorised operating centre is not used in any traffic area

Notify the traffic commissioner of any convictions against the licence holder or any business partner(s) / company director(s), transport manager(s), or employees or agents of the licence holder.

Notify the traffic commissioner within 28 days of any material changes, for example a change to the proposed maintenance arrangements or a change in the financial status of the licence holder (e.g. if placed in liquidation or receivership) etc. that might affect the licence.

Keep at least one vehicle in use (standard only) 

Adequate 'real' premises utilised with records of accounting and personnel (standard only)

Other requirements: Professional Competence, Good Repute and Financial Standing

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