Wednesday, June 21, 2017

UK Government Warns Foreign Freight Trucks to Check Their Road Levy is Up to Date

On the Spot Fines and Towing for Those Who Owe
Shipping News Feature
UK – With the summer well and truly here, the UK's Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a reminder to foreign registered heavy good vehicle (HGV) drivers that they need to get their UK HGV Road User Levy before they enter the UK, including Northern Ireland. Vehicles are now registered via automatic recognition cameras all over the country and on the spot fines of £300 will be issued to drivers who have not paid the levy. Failure to pay the fine will lead to the vehicle being towed away.

The charge for every HGV is between £1.70 and £10 a day (£85 and £1,000 per year), depending on the type of vehicle, number of axles, and weight. You can pay by the day – or save money by paying in advance by the week, month or year. Additional information can be found HERE.

Payment can be made online using a debit or credit card, as well as with some fuel cards. There will be a small number of HGV Levy payment points in some ferry terminals and a few fuel stations, where you can ‘Pay and Go’ using cash or card. You can also pay on the DVLA portal HERE.

All drivers of foreign registered HGV’s are also recommended to double check their vehicle levy has been paid, which can be done HERE.