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THE LEADING BODY REPRESENTING
THE UK INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT SERVICES INDUSTRY

Member Consultation: Driving Licence Flexibility For Alternatively-Fuelled Vehicles

The Department for Transport is seeking views on potential changes to driving licence flexibility regarding vans that are powered by alternative fuels.

The current licensing flexibility permits drivers to operate slightly heavier goods vans than the typical weight entitlement, in order to allow for the extra weight of a cleaner power system, for example, vehicles powered by a battery.

The DfT is consulting specifically on the:

  • additional training that drivers must complete to gain driving licence flexibility
  • the types of vehicles that should be eligible
  • the towing allowance of these vehicles
  • powertrains that should be eligible

The Consultation runs until the 4th October.

Full information including options on how to respond can be viewed at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/driving-licence-flexibility-for-alternatively-fuelled-vehicles?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications-topic&utm_source=5fbbccfc-4192-4659-9f8c-080243d0ec71&utm_content=daily

 

 



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