Every business that own, rent or lease the vehicle over 3.5tonnes (in weight), which carry goods as part of trade is required to have Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence. There are three types of licence as listed below:
This type of licence is required for organisations, that require the carriage of
own goods only. The rules allow carriege of goods manufactured by the business, as well as the raw materials to be proceed. The carriage on these conditions is allowed both in the UK and EU.
Under Restricted Licence it is strictly prohibited to carry the good for hire and reward.
This licence allows the carriage of own goods (UK and Internationally) as well as the goods for hire and reward (UK only).
This licence allows the carriage of "own account goods" and those for hire and reward, both in the UK and within EU.