Heavy Vehicle Exemptions – Trailers and PSVs

Heavy vehicle testing restarted at Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) on 04 July 2020.

We will be using flexible exemptions until March 2021 to manage testing demand. This means that:

  • 3-month exemptions will continue for all vehicles that have not already received one
  • 12-month exemptions will be introduced for certain operators

To get longer exemptions, eligible trailer and PSV operators must ensure their fleet is added to the Vehicle Operator Licensing (VOL) database by 21 August 2020.

What you need to do

If you already have a VOL account, you can add vehicles to your licence by logging in.

If you are not registered with VOL, create an account to add vehicles to your licence.

Operators should ensure their vehicle lists on the Vehicle Operator Licensing (VOL) database are up to date. Trailer data can alternatively be provided in an Excel file.

The following data should be included:

  • Operator Licence Number
  • Trailer ID
  • Original Test Expiry Date

Email trailer data to test.exemptions@dvsa.gov.uk

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