Introduction License plate evaluation

Our license plate evaluation service assists you with evaluating your license plate options for an Expedition or Overland Truck. We offer you

  Evaluation of the available license plate & truck documents.

 Identification of possible Export & Import risks. (Technical, Fiscal, Regulatory)

  Risk reduction options to correct registration & truck documents.

 Alternative license plate solutions when import is unfeasible.

 Import inspection approach to obtain a license plate.

 Resale potential after import on the National or International market.

Obtaining a license plate is as important as the Overland and Expedition Truck itself – it's often the pivotable issue in a purchase or resale. After all, without a license plate, there's no (international) travel possible.

Custom Built Trucks

One-of-a-kind, Custom-built vehicles like Overland and Expedition Trucks often require a different approval process to obtain a license plate compared to mass-produced vehicles. The inspection process at the road/license plate authority evaluates the truck against national vehicle laws & regulations. This often takes place after the manufacturing stage is finished. It's a significant milestone resulting in the much-anticipated license plate.

When a Custom-built truck is sold cross-border, the same inspection process is often done again to obtain the national license plate in the country of the new owner. Often with different (interpretations of) national/federal vehicle laws & regulations. In our experience, this is very common. The Road Authority in the following country would want to independently execute their appraisal regardless of what has been decided in another country.

Sales Dead-lock

The approval process for a license plate is often misunderstood, underestimated, and almost always clouded by many unknowns and questions. Trying to research the topic on the internet uncovers a plethora of misinformation and the unmistakable horror stories of those stuck with a truck without a license plate.

The road authority helpdesk is often not very helpful for those new to the process. Although they answer many of your questions, the pre-condition is an in-depth understanding of the inspection process and vehicle laws & regulations to ask the right questions.

No one can guarantee the outcome of the inspection process of a fully customized vehicle based on pictures & documents alone. The truck needs to be physically present at the inspection location. For the new owner-to-be, this brings a mountain of uncertainty on how to proceed. The owner/seller experiences a similar fate, as they are unaware of the rules & regulations in the buyer's country. It is a common dead-lock situation during cross-border sales.

Preliminary appraisal 

It is well possible to get more certainty about the likely outcome of the vehicle approval process. Often this can be established before a viewing appointment, saving everyone involved a lot of time and effort, and travel costs. We recommend considering our Truck Orientation Service first for those in the early stages of their Orientation process. It provides a solid information base that reveals many of the unknowns.

You must often be aware of the technical, fiscal, and regulatory aspects before contacting the Road Authority helpdesk for assistance. This enables you to ask the right questions.

A future viewing appointment becomes more efficient and effective, including what to look at for a License plate elsewhere. For those already deep(er) into the process close(r) to a purchase decision, we recommend considering our Truck Evaluation Service. This also goes beyond the license plate, uncovering items that can be interconnected with a future license plate.

License plate evaluation

We can assist you in evaluating your license plate options for registering a particular truck in your home country. We invite you to include the registration information of the truck you're looking at.

Contact us to proceed with our License Plate Evaluation Service.
Please note that we may need a few working days of notice before being able to react to your request.

Do note that this service assumes a minimum level of knowledge we provide through our Truck Orientation or Truck Evaluation Service.