A Reduction in Exemptions

In a recent update to vehicle exemptions based upon HGV chassis, a significant number of vehicles are no longer exempt from plating and testing. These include:

  • Mobile Cranes
  • Breakdown Vehicles
  • Engineering Plant
  • Asphalt trailers
  • Tower Wagons
  • Road Construction Vehicles (Not including Road Rollers)
  • Electric Trucks (aged 3 years or less)
  • Volumetric Concrete Mixers
  • Fast Tractors
  • All Trailer Types

Any such vehicle will need either a valid Goods Vehicle Testing Certificate as of 20th May 2018; or such a certificate at the time of the vehicle’s exercise duty (VED) renewal date after 19th May 2018.