DVLA Trailer

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Road leading into the distance

From 28 March 2019, you must register commercial trailers over 750kg and all trailers over 3,500kg before they can travel through countries that have ratified the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic.

This means that these trailers making international journeys will need to:

  • be registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA
  • display their own registration plate (separate from the vehicle towing them)
  • be able to present the Trailer Registration Certificate to a foreign authority on request.

You do not need to register trailers that are only used in the UK or only used for journeys between the UK and Ireland.

The unique registration number of the trailer must be displayed on it.

The format of the trailer registration number is one letter followed by seven numbers, which are set out over two lines.

Central Signs can supply trailer plates as well as standard number plates, so contact us today for more information.

Everything you will ever want to know about trailer registration numbers is available in this DVLA pamphlet.