Operators could face fine if they miss registration deadline
HGV operators are being warned they face a fine of up to £10,000 if they don't register their businesses with the Road Transport Licensing Committee.
New regulations are being phased in this year, which will mean vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes are subject to stricter maintenance checks.
Registration is free until the end of the year, but those who miss the deadline will have to pay a fee and could be fined for not applying in time.
Forms can be downloaded from the RTLC's website.
Chairman of the Committee Brendan O'Friel says firms will also need to ensure they have planning permission for their operating centres: