GB Vehicle Type Approval


From 29th April 2013 every new N1 vehicle (freight vehicle not exceeding 3.5 tonne GVW) that is built for use within Britain will require a Type Approval Certificate to be registered.

These are rules that ensure that each vehicle is built to conform to a strict set of guidelines governing everything from lighting to vehicle mass.

TRUCKSMITH® have successfully achieved GB Vehicle Type Approval (GBVTA) for their complete standard product range of LoLoaders®, from 3.8m to 5m length bodies and from 2.2m to 2.565m interior height; a full six months ahead of schedule.


Renault Trucks    g11*2007/46*00335

Peugeot                g11*2007/46*00356

Citroen                 g11*2007/46*00357

Renault UK, MAN, VW – GB Small Series Approval. This is available for all vehicle categories, with production limits of 250 or 500 units depending on category.


Variants of our trucks that are required outside of the GBVTA framework can be built subject to an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection. Under an IVA, vehicles have to be inspected by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) on an individual basis.  This is a service that TRUCKSMITH® are delighted to offer.

Without at least one of these approvals, GBVTA or IVA, new N1 vehicles are not permitted to be registered or used on the road.

For further information on GBVTA and how it may affect you, contact the TRUCKSMITH®Sales Department on 01884 33001 option 1, via, or follow the link on the Department for Transport website