Once a company or person has obtained a Goods Vehicle Operator Licence it is vital that they fully understand and appreciate the obligations that they have taken on. Surprisingly the vast majority of operators complete the initial application form GV79 for a licence without even bothering to read through and ensure they understand what they have let themselves in for!
If you are the holder of a goods vehicle operator licence can you honestly say that you know what obligations you agreed to abide by throughout the life of the licence? In fact, can you lay your hands on a copy of the original application form, so that you can check? You should keep a copy of all documentation relating to your licence, including the apllication form. If a compliance audit is carried out on your operation one of the questions that must be answered is "was the original licence application available?"