Dual Purpose Vehicle Exemption (4x4 vehicles)?

The Question

I wish to add a vehicle onto our Goods Vehicle Operator’s Licence.

Licence Number

The vehicle details are as follows :

Land Rover Defender 110 Hardtop
Registration No
Gross Vehicle Weight 3050Kg
Minimum Kerb Weight 1919Kg
Maximum Payload 1131Kg
Towing Capacity 3500Kg (Braked Trailer)

We are going to be pulling the following Trailer :

Ivor Williams – Plant Trailer –
Unladen Weight 635Kg
Maximum Gross Weight 3500Kg

We are going to be transporting a test rig to and from construction sites around the Uk.

The rig weighs 2800kg

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.


The DVSA's Answer

Land Rovers (and any vehicles with four wheel drive) are classed as dual purpose vehicles and - under current legislation - are exempt from operator licensing

Therefore, there will be no need to add this vehicle to your licence.

NB: You should contact the Central Licensing Office in Leeds, where you wish to add a goods vehicle to your operator's licence

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