The law requires that all vehicles with a gross weight over 3500kg, used to transport goods as part of a business or trade, must be covered by an operator’s licence. The law came into effect from 1 July 2012 and requires all operators to sign up to a series of undertakings. The Department will have the power to impound vehicles if they are discovered on the public road without an operator’s licence when one is required.
You can find out more about Operator Licences from the DOE.
How Gus Commercials can help you:
Scheduling O-licence inspections on your behalf, ensuring vehicles are maintained to approved standards
Fully computerised Truckfile system to which you as an operator have full access, for full traceability
Fully equipped workshop
MOT/PSV test lane
Brake test rollers
To find out more about our operator licence management service, contact our service department on 028 9083 1771
Gus Commercials has become synonymous with excellence and efficiency, putting you the customer at the very core of our business. We offer experience, quality, trust and most importantly value for money.
24hour roadside assistance, 365 days a year
Operator licence management
MOT/PSV test lane
Brake test rollers
Vehicle washing facility
All makes diagnostics equipment
24 hour roadside assistance will give you total peace of mind, providing both you and your business with around-the-clock service, backed up by our fully trained technicians who have the expertise to keep your downtime to an absolute minimum. Should our technicians be unable to repair your vehicle you can take advantage of our in-house rental facility and we will try our best to put you into a vehicle similar to yours.
Our dedicated 24 hour roadside assistance line is: 07920290977
Gus Commercials is an IRTE accredited workshop: the best practice audit of workshop standards
Gus Commercials is one of the market leaders in comprehensive self-drive hire insurance.
Up to 3.5 tonne vehicle – age 25 to 69 with 2 years driving experience on a full UK licence
>3.5 tonne to <7.5 tonne vehicle – age 25 to 69 with 5 years driving experience on a full UK licence
Drivers using the vehicle for carriage of passengers for hire or reward
Drivers using the vehicle for towing of any description
A credit card deposit is required and payable upon collection of any rental vehicle.
Penalty Points & Convictions:
A maximum of six penalty points may be present on you licence for speeding, mobile phone offences. For any other points, convictions please make staff aware to enable necessary checks with insurers.
We will happily issue a ‘Green Card’ for any EU Member state. Please contact a member of staff for further details.
View Our Rental Agreement Terms and Conditions
Contract Hire is the ideal solution for companies or organisations who do not want the financial risk and administrative burden of buying, running, servicing and disposing of their own van and truck fleets.
Vans or trucks can be hired from Gus Commercials Ltd for a pre-determined length of time at a fixed monthly rental.
Key Features of Contract Hire:
Fixed monthly cost for the duration of the contract term
Frees up your capital for other critical business investments, which improves cash flow
No vehicle depreciation worries
No vehicle disposal issues or costs
Packages are tailored to suit your individual requirements including maintenance, tyres and 24/7 breakdown cover
Vehicles can be supplied to your own specification and livery
For further information on any of our vehicles for hire please contact Paul Grant on 028 9083 1777
Self-Drive Rental is a flexible and cost effective way to source reliable vehicles for short term personal or business use.
Whether you are a moving house, need to transport sports equipment or band equipment to a gig, or you need to accommodate seasonality of business activities, replace vehicles in for maintenance or want to trial a vehicle, Gus Commercials offer an extensive range of modern commercial vehicles from 1 to 44 tonne.
We can also supply short term rental vehicles for travel to EU destinations.
Vehicles are available within 24 hours, and because we have our own dedicated team of engineers looking after the fleet, you can be assured of reliability and operational efficiency.
All of our vehicles are available for daily, weekly or monthly rental. If you require something longer term, we also supply trucks and vans on contract hire. The car-derived van offers car-like handling and performance but with van-like load space. It is perfect for inner city usage and has become popular for last minute or emergency deliveries. The car-derived van also offers excellent fuel economy, compared with a panel van.