Department for Transport issue reminder for Travel to Europe
Reminder - Travelling to Europe? EU driver posting declarations required from today, 2 February, new EU rules mean if you operate loaded goods journeys in and between European Member States (cabotage or cross-trade), you may need to register information digitally about your journeys on a new EU web-based portal.
You will need to post details of the operator, driver, driver employment details, dates of travel, and the vehicle used before the journey commences.
To use the service you will need to register, then you will be able to add details of your drivers to reuse when creating posting declarations for future journeys.
This requirement will apply to you if you use:
• vans of any size or other light goods vehicles (sometimes called ‘light commercial vehicles’)
• vans towing trailers
• cars towing trailers
• HGVs towing trailers
This will also apply to you if you transport goods between 2 points in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway for commercial purposes. This includes:
• cabotage jobs
• cross-trade jobs
• moving goods for your own business’ use
Reminder - International Operator's Licence requirement for light goods vehicle operators
From 21 May 2022, operators or users of vans or other light goods vehicles over 2.5 tonnes and up to 3.5 tonnes in weight for hire or reward in the EU will need to obtain an International Operator's Licence. This includes a requirement to appoint a designated transport manager. Those with at least 10 years’ experience before 20 August 2020 can apply now to be a temporary transport manager.
Information and answers to frequently asked questions:
Access to the Posting Declaration Portal: