This guide has been produced to give an overview of how the licensing system works for operators of heavy goods vehicles(HGVs). Written with the support of the traffic commissioners and industry associations, theguide is intended to help both new and existing operators understand the core requirements of the operator licensing system.
You must report any incident involving your organisation's public service vehicles (PSVs) if there are fatalities, serious injuries, or serious damage.
Find out if you need the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification to drive a lorry, bus or coach, or if you could be exempt.
You must take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test before you leave the UK for some countries
Use this tool to find out how to exchange your non-British driving licence for a British licence.
If you drive a goods vehicle or a passenger-carrying vehicle you must follow the rules on how many hours you can drive and the breaks that you need to take.....
Welcome to the latest edition of DVSA’s guide to maintaining roadworthiness.DVSA’s vision is for safer drivers, safer vehicles and safer journeys for all. An important way in which we will achieve this is by helping you keep your vehicle safe to drive. Whether you operate a large fleet or just one vehicle, keeping your vehicles in a roadworthy condition is good for business, good for...
When you don't need to wear a seat beltYou don’t need to wear a seat belt if you’re:
Find out if the manufacturer has recalled a vehicle, part or accessory because of a serious safety problem.You need to get your car fixed or replaced by the manufacturer if there’s a problem. You will not usually have to pay for any repairs or parts.If your vehicle has a serious safety defect, the manufacturer will write to you to tell you what to do. You must not drive the vehicle.
Apply for a Kent Access Permit (KAP)You can use this service to:apply for a Kent Access Permitcheck you have the paperwork you need to cross the border between Great Britain and the EU via the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel
DVSA warns of major Driver CPC clampdown to tackle rule breaking
The DVSA and JAUPT will take action against any driver or training provider that is found to repeat the same periodic training subjects as part of the Driver CPC.The enforcement agency and the accreditation service said they had started monitoring training provider uploads and driver records and could revoke a driver qualification card (DQC)if they find that the rules have been broken.