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The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.


registration of Fork Lifts used on the Highway

road registration forkliftsWhen a truck is defined as a "Works Truck" it must still be registered and the appropriate rate of duty paid. Please note that electrically propelled trucks are licensed in the Electric Vehicle taxation class. There is currently an exemption from the payment of Vehicle Excise Duty for such machines but they must still be registered a display a "null" tax disk. Look at the tax disk on any police car for an example of this!

Applications for the first registration and licensing of Fork Lift Trucks should be made to the nearest local DVLA office. Applications are normally made on form V55/5. When requesting this form it it also worth obtaining copies of:

The completed documentation should be submitted to the nearest local DVLA office and given the relatively unusual nature of the request it may be worth submitting in person if convenient. The following documents may be expected but will not necessarily apply:

It should be noted that number plates must always be fitted whilst the vehicle is in use on the public road. The form of plate should comply with current requirements. Plates are required on the rear of the vehicle or alternatively on either side

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