Professional driving of lorries, buses and coaches

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

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Guidance and regulation

  • 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)

  • Apply for a digital tachograph driver smart card

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

  • Drivers' hours

    EU and GB domestic rules for drivers of goods vehicles and passenger-carrying vehicles

  • Driver CPC training for qualified drivers

    When to take Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) periodic training if you're a lorry, bus or coach driver, how to find courses, and what happens if you miss your deadline

  • Tachographs: rules for drivers and operators

    Who needs to use a tachograph and exemptions; digital and analogue tachographs; guidance for goods vehicles, passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs) and light vehicles

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News and communications

  1. Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill: updated analysis of amendments made for the purposes of English Votes for English Laws
  2. Drivers’ hours: changes to fines for commercial drivers
  3. Update on road freight
  4. More efficient lorries cut road congestion and improve air quality
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Policy and engagement

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Transparency

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