Travelling to Europe? EU postings declarations portal now online – get ready

The EU postings declarations portal (previously referred to as EU posting of drivers portal) is now available to use 

From 2 February, new EU rules mean if you operate loaded goods journeys in and between European Member States (cabotage or cross-trade), you may need to register information digitally about your journeys on a new EU web-based portal. 

This will include details of the operator, driver, driver employment details, dates of travel, and the vehicle used before the journey commences.

This will apply to you if you use:

  • vans of any size or other light goods vehicles (sometimes called 'light commercial vehicles')
  • vans towing trailers
  • cars towing trailers
  • HGVs
  • HGVs towing trailers

This will also apply to you if you transport goods between 2 points in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway for commercial purposes.

This includes:

  • cabotage jobs
  • cross-trade jobs
  • moving goods for your own business' use

Find out whether this new requirement applies to you.

EU portal online - prepare now 

The EU portal is now available for use ahead of 2 February

From 21 May 2022, operators or users of vans or other light goods vehicles over 2.5 tonnes and up to 3.5 tonnes in weight for hire or reward in the EU will need to obtain an International Operator's Licence, which includes a requirement to appoint a designated transport manager. Apply now to be ready.  

If you have at least 10 years' experience of managing fleets of vehicles and you transports goods, you may be eligible to become a temporary transport manager.