Requirements for driving a forklift on a public road
If you’re planning to travel along or operate your forklift on a public road, you must adhere to the following requirements (in accordance with the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994):
- The forklift must be registered with the DVLA
- It must be taxed and insured for road purposes
- It must have registrations plates displayed
Travelling a short distance
The requirements change slightly when you are travelling less than 1000 yards on a public road. In this case, your vehicle will be classed as a “work truck” and will be exempt from the Road Vehicles Regulations. Your vehicle will still require more standard licencing according to the weight of the lift truck and how it is propelled.
In both cases, however, you will also need to have a full UK driver’s license and formal training.
Premier Lift Trucks for the past 6 years have been importing the Goodsense range of forklift trucks from China, the range comprises of Diesel / Electric and Gas counterbalanced fork trucks from 1.5 Ton to 48 Ton as well as a range of warehousing equipment.
We stock a wide range of used and nearly new forklift Trucks, all of which are available for immediate viewing at our showroom. All used trucks are fully serviced by our experienced engineers.
Premiers fully equipped workshop in Blackburn is staffed by experienced engineers who are able to provide high standard refurbishment repairs & servicing.
Premier offer a large range of rental trucks on both long or short term deals, from only 1 day to 5 years both on new and refurbished trucks and equipment.