05 Mar 2019
From Thursday 28th March 2019, DVLA have stated that it will be a legal requirement for certain trailers travelling abroad to be registered. When registered with the DVLA, trailers must display a trailer registration number plate as well as the registration number plate of the towing vehicle.
Trusted number plate supplier, Jepson & Co Ltd, have designed and installed a template on their number plate production software, PlateSync®. With records backed up to a secure cloud, PlateSync automatically uploads details of every plate registration printed, by whom and on what date and time and retains them for when you need to view them.
The trailer registration mark will consist of one letter followed by seven numbers. They will be grouped as one letter and three numbers followed by a group of four numbers, for example A123 4567 as shown in the image above.
You must keep records of number plate sales for three years and show them upon request to the police, DVLA, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and Trading Standards enforcement officers if they ask to see them. For trailer registration plates, your customers should be able to provide the trailer registration certificate or an eV948.
It is entirely up to you whether you want to offer trailer registration plates, it is not compulsory.
For further advice and guidance, please contact the Jepson & Co Technical Support team on 0114 253 6568. Alternatively, you can call the DVLA RNPS contact line directly on 0300 123 0797.
For more information about the trailer registration scheme or other changes that may affect those driving abroad after March 2019, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/euexitdriving