Euro licence also required for trucks 2.5 tonnes and up

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 21 May 2022

What has changed?

Do you work in (road) transport? The licence requirements in the EU have changed. You will need a Euro licence for international commercial goods transport within the EU for freight vehicles with a maximum permitted weight of 2,500 kilograms and up. This was 3,500 kilograms permissible laden mass.

In the Netherlands lorries with a load capacity of over 500 kilograms need a Euro licence. This does not change.

The 'maximum permitted weight' or 'maximum permissible laden mass' is the unladen (empty) weight of the vehicle plus the maximum permitted weight of load (cargo).

For whom?

  • entrepreneurs in the road transport industry

When?

This change is the result of the European Mobility Package and has entered into force on 21 May 2022.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO