The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is warning hauliers that in the event of a “No Deal” Brexit they may need an ECMT permit to continue operating in the EU after 29 March 2019.
The application period ends at 11:59pm on Friday, December 21 2018. Permits will be allocated in early 2019.
Permits are not allocated on a first come first served basis, so you can apply at any time during the application period.
Before you do anything, you’ll need to make sure you’re registered on the Vehicle Operator Licensing (VOL) system. If you don’t do this, you won’t be able to apply for a permit.
As professional drivers and hauliers, most of you are probably already registered on VOL, but we still want to make sure you know you need to have registered.
If you haven’t registered, you should do so as soon as possible. It takes 2 weeks to get a VOL account once you’ve registered, so you’re best doing it before permit applications open.