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What's Happened To My MOT Plate?


As of the 14th July 2018, HGV trailers are no longer to be issued with a physical MOT plate.

Similar to the current car tax disc system, the new MOT records for HGV trailers are kept online.

The only physical confirmation generated is a certificate similar to the sample available at which will, as a bare minimum, be issued to the collecting driver.

MOT status can now be queried online at using the ministry "C" number as the reference.


If MOTs are carried out by Don-Bur's in-house ATF station, scanned copies of the new MOT certificate can be emailed automatically to nominated individuals on request.

Edit: Any MOT discs lost or that become illegible in advance of the due MOT date do not need replacing immediately; however, the operator will need to replace it at some point to present at the next MOT.

Published: Thu 19 Jul 2018

Updated: Thu 11 Apr 2024

Author: Richard Owens

Published by: Don-Bur

Don-Bur (Bodies & Trailers) Ltd

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