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. 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)

  4. Apply for a digital tachograph driver card

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

  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. Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer transport guidance for operators
  2. Furloughed drivers and recording mobile working time
  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19): drivers’ hours relaxations
  4. Drivers’ hours and tachographs: goods vehicles
  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for Heavy Goods (HGV) and Public Service Vehicle (PSV) Operators
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News and communications

  1. Asad Muhammed
  2. Alan Laughlin T/A AWL Minicoaches and Thomas Walker
  3. Traffic Commissioners issue guidance on remote auditing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  4. Traffic Commissioners require electronic communication during coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak
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Research and statistics

  1. Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Research at DVLA
  2. Driver CPC qualification and training data
  3. Tachograph and speed limiter centre data for Great Britain
  4. DfI Driver, Vehicle, Operator, and Enforcement Statistics - 2018-19 Quarter 4
  5. DfI Driver, Vehicle, Operator, and Enforcement Statistics - 2018-19 Quarter 3
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Amendments to Driver CPC regulations
  2. Improving rules for Approved Tachograph Centres (ATCs)
  3. Tachographs: implementation of EU regulation 165/2014
  4. Road fleet compliance measure for DVSA
  5. Traffic Commissioners strategic objectives for 2019 to 2021
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Public inquiries: timeliness of case listings
  2. Traffic Commissioners: annual report 2018 to 2019
  3. Driver CPC compliance training deadline information
  4. Total government revenue generated as a result of Driver CPC and the amount spent advertising it
  5. Number of audits by DSA and JAUPT about Driver CPC periodic training
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