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Driver CPC deadline reached
The deadline for lorry drivers with acquired rights to finish their first 35 hours of Driver CPC periodic training has now passed.
Yesterday (9 September 2014) was the deadline for existing lorry drivers to finish their first 35 hours of training.
This means that from today (10 September 2014), all professional lorry, bus or coach drivers on Great Britain’s roads have proved their skills and taken training to keep themselves up to date.
Most drivers met the deadline
The latest figures show that 664,000 drivers have now done their first block of training. This compares to industry estimates suggesting there are between 425,000 and 675,000 professional drivers in Great Britain.
Drivers who haven’t finished their training
If you had acquired rights and haven’t yet completed 35 hours of periodic training, you’re not allowed to drive professionally again until you complete it.
Any training you’ve already done stays valid for 5 years from the date you took the course, and isn’t lost because of the deadline.
Driver qualification card
Still waiting for your DQC
Lost, stolen or damaged DQC
You must email DVSA if your DQC has been lost, stolen or damaged.
Enforcing Driver CPC
Driving without a DQC, or failing to produce it, carries a maximum fine of £1,000 for both the driver and the operator licence holder.
These offences will be referred to the Traffic Commissioner who will then consider what action to take. This could include suspending the driver’s licence and/or the operator’s licence.
More about this story
You can read more about the Driver CPC deadline being reached, including reactions from Alastair Peoples (DVSA Chief Executive), the Traffic Commissioners, and the Freight Transport Association and Road Haulage Association.