Professional driving of lorries, buses and coaches

Driver CPC training, information about tachographs and EU and international driving rules.


  1. Order DVLA forms

    Order application packs and forms from DVLA

  2. Check your Driver CPC periodic training hours

    Check how many hours of Driver CPC periodic training you’ve done and which courses you’ve attended

  3. Apply for a digital tachograph driver smart card

    Contact DVLA to get a digital tachograph driver smart card - change, replace, renew a card

  4. Become a qualified lorry or bus driver

    How to become a qualified lorry or bus driver and get the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to drive heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) or passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs)

  5. Apply for a digital tachograph driver card (D777B/DL)

    Application for a digital tachograph driver card for GB photocard driving licences.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Keeping commercial vehicles safe to drive (roadworthy)
  2. Drivers’ hours and tachographs: goods vehicles
  3. Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit
  4. International road haulage: operator licences and permits
  5. Check if you need Driver CPC to drive a lorry, bus or coach
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News and communications

  1. Kulvinder Singh Hothi
  2. Checks for lorry emission cheats start across Great Britain
  3. Consultation on revised guidance for goods and passenger transport industries
  4. Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill: updated analysis of amendments made for the purposes of English Votes for English Laws
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Research and statistics

  1. Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Research at DVLA
  2. Driver CPC qualification and training data
  3. Longer semi-trailer trial evaluation: annual report 2016
  4. Truck platooning: UK road trial feasibility study
  5. Tachograph and speed limiter centre data for Great Britain
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Improving rules for Approved Tachograph Centres (ATCs)
  2. Tachographs: implementation of EU regulation 165/2014
  3. Road fleet compliance measure for DVSA
  4. HGV Levy draft legislation: tax information and impact note
  5. Simplifying EU drivers’ hours and working time rules
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Driver CPC compliance training deadline information
  2. Total government revenue generated as a result of Driver CPC and the amount spent advertising it
  3. Number of audits by DSA and JAUPT about Driver CPC periodic training
  4. VOSA response to driver qualification card questions (F0005335)
  5. Driver CPC: course uploads and bus drivers still to finish periodic training
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