Have you completed your LGV Cat C training? Did you get your licence? If yes, then you should plan on working internationally. Though you need to follow some rules and policies, you can earn more by driving to different countries.
Let us discuss everything you need to remember before you take the HGV class 2 lorry in a new country.
While crossing borders with a lorry, you need to keep these documents:
- A valid UK driving licence
- IDP (International driving permit), as per the requirement of the country
- A valid UK passport
- Driver’s Certificate of professional competence
- All health care documents
All about International Driving Permits
You need to carry your UK driving licence everywhere you go. Also, you need to have your correct HGV licence. It means that take the right category of driving licence for the HGV. You will need an International driving permit to drive in these countries
You might need an International driving permit from some countries in the EU and Norway if you have a licence issued in the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey and Gibraltar or if you have a paper licence.
It is better to consult the embassy of the country you are going in for all additional details.
You need to carry your driver’s certificate of professional competence in the following countries:
What if you work for a UK company with a UK driver’s certificate of professional competence (CPC)
You can use the CPC to go to all the EU countries and others with your HGV class 2 lorry.
What if you work with an EU company and have a UK driver’s Certificate of professional competence
Uk driver’s Certificate of professional competence is not recognized by EU countries. You will have to check with the organization where you work and live. They will guide you on this.
Green cards and Insurance for HGV and Trailers
If you want to drive in the following countries, you will need a green card
You will not need a green card in the following countries
- EU (including Ireland)
Also, you can need more than one green card in the following situations
- You have multi-car insurance or a fleet (you will need a green card for all the vehicles)
- You are towing a trailer with your vehicle. (you will need one green card for towing your vehicle and one for trailer and vice versa)
- Two policies cover your trip. For instance, your policy gets renewed between the journey.
The electronic versions of green cards are not acceptable anywhere therefore it is better to carry physical proof.
So this is all you needed to know about taking your HGV Class 2 lorry to new countries. Also, make sure you carry everything and are well prepared. The fine can be high so do not forget anything.
Also Read: HGV Training