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Time to register trailers, says FTA

[ March 5, 2019   //   ]

FTA is reminding hauliers to register their commercial trailers with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) before planning to take them into any European country that ratified the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic after 28 March. (Not all EU countries ratified the Convention including Spain, Malta and Ireland). Information on how to register trailers can be found here
The requirement applies only to commercial trailers weighing over 750kg or non-commercial trailers over 3.5 tonnes. Under the rules, drivers will need to be able present the Trailer Registration Certificate to a foreign authority on request, and clearly display a trailer registration plate separate from the vehicle towing them, otherwise they may face a fine. While the new rule forms part of the UK’s preparation to leave the EU, it will come into force whether it leaves with a withdrawal agreement or without.