Sample of PTICS guide - operator licensing

Overview

The operator licensing system is intended to ensure minimum standards of safety and environmental controls for those running public service vehicles for hire and reward. Operators must safeguard both passengers and other road users by adhering to the principles set out in an operator's licence.

Topics featured in this chapter

  • The principles of operator licensing
  • Types of licence
  • Hire or reward
  • Applying for a licence
  • Ongoing responsibilities
  • Traffic Commissioners
  • Operator Compliance Risk Score
  • Enforcement and penalties
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Appendix A: Application form for a passenger O licence
  • Appendix B: Professional competence
  • Appendix C: Financial standing amounts