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Carriage of Goods by Road with Light Commercial Vehicles

The international carriage of goods by road using Light Commercial Vehicles with a maximum permissible mass exceeding 2,500kgs but not exceeding 3,500kgs within the European Union will start to be regulated as from the 21st of May 2022.

This change was introduced by Regulation (EU) No. 2020/1055 which forms part of a set of changes to the Road Transport market referred to as Mobility Package I.

As from 21st May 2022, any undertaking that uses LCVs to carry goods for hire or reward between Member States of the EU need to hold a Road Haulage Operator Licence. This is the same type of licence which currently applies to the carriage of goods by road using heavy goods vehicles. More information about this licence can be found here.

Transport Malta invites undertakings - sole traders, companies or other businesses - who use LCVs to carry goods between Malta and any other EU Member State, or between other EU Member States, to apply for such licence. In order to do so, they are invited to contact the Road Transport Licensing Unit by:

Visiting at Transport Malta’s offices, from Monday to Friday between 07:30 and 14:00 (kindly call before for an appointment), at:

Level 0, A3 Towers, Triq l-Arkata, Paola.

Phone on:

Freephone: 80072393 (from landline only);
Direct: 25555190

Email via:;

Page last updated: 04/02/2022