P&M Movers have a range of vehicles from Panel & Luton Vans up to Hgv Box Lorries.
We are the only independent removals company based in Darwen and the local area who hold an active Operators License registered with the traffic commisioner.
This license allows P&M Movers to use Light Goods vehicles and Hgv lorries for removals work, storage and transportation of goods on vehicles over the 3.5 ton weight limit.
Man and van companies are not allowed to use any vehicle over 3.5 ton without an O'License.
This includes 7.5 ton hire vehicles unless they have an active O'License.
Driving a hire vehicle without an O'license can end up with the vehicle and your belongings being seized and impounded untill the driver or company can produce an active license.
Follow the Link to check if a local Darwen or removals company has an O'License
P&M Movers have a selection of these vehicles which are the work horse of the fleet.
All our lorries are fitted with tail lifts making loading and unloading safer and quicker.
These Luton Vans are for the short haul or the local area filling in a section of the market which is not large enough to warrant using a 7.5 ton hgv vehicle.
We have a selection of these vans which we also use as support for the larger vehicles. Having this ability allows us to move large single items locally without any fuss.
The panel van is used for garage and garden items. This removes the risk of soiling furniture with dust or dirt. If it's not on the main van then it's not a problem.
A Removals Company can only use a vehicle over 3.5 ton if they hold an operators license.
This is a legal requirement and any vehicle over 3.5 ton being used without a valid operators license can be impounded on the spot by the Police and the DVSA or VOSA .
VOSA or DVSA have the power to carry out random roadside stops with the police to spot check your vehicle and to check all your documention including your Operators License.
Not stopping when asked to by a uniformed officer is an offence. The incident will be officially recorded and you’ll be interviewed later under caution and asked to provide your documents . You may then face court action or be reported to the Traffic Commissioner, who may remove or suspend your operator’s licence if you hold one .
If you do not hold an operator’s licence and use a goods vehicle on a road for the carriage of goods for hire and reward, or in connection with a trade or business your guilty of an offence. Using a vehicle without the relevant operator’s licence is subject to a court fine and you also run the risk of having the vehicle and its contents impounded. An impounded vehicle can only be returned to its owner, if they can show it held an operator’s licence or the vehicle was not being used in connection with a trade or business at the time it was impounded.