An End to Exemptions

Certain heavy vehicles based on an HGV chassis will no longer be exempt from plating and testing. These will include the following: mobile cranes, breakdown vehicles, engineering plant, asphalt trailers, tower wagons, road construction vehicles (barring road rollers), electric trucks under 3-years old, heavy goods vehicles & trailers on some Scottish islands, volumetric concrete mixers, fast tractors & all types of trailers.

Such vehicles will need either a valid Goods Vehicle Resting Certificate from 20th May 2018, or such a certificate at the time of the unit’s vehicle excise duty (VED) renewal date after 19th May 2018.