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LGV / HGV
LGV / HGV FAQs
Firstly you need to add the provisional entitlement to your driving license and pass a medical. This can be done by downloading the D2 & D4 forms from HERE
Until recently the answer was yes. However to address the shortage of HGV drivers, the UK Government has scrapped the need to pass a Class C test.
You will need to take and pass the Theory(part 1) and Case Studies(part 2) tests.
At Newcroft, we book your practical driving test and your training starts 5 days prior to that date. Please note, you must have passed the Theory(part 1) test before you can start your practical training
You will need to take and pass the Practical Demonstration(Part 4) test. Please note that you must have passed the Case Studies(part 2) test before taking the Practical Demonstration(part 4) test.
You will receive your Driver CPC card(sometimes called Driver Qualification Card or DQC) in the post to the address on your license. You can drive professionally while waiting for your card to arrive however if it doesn’t arrive within 20 days, you must inform the DVLA.
Yes you do. Every 5 years, you will need to complete 35 hours of Driver CPC periodic training. This can be done all at once or you can spread the training over the whole 5 years. Failure to complete CPC training within 5 years will result in your Driver CPC card becoming invalid and you would be at risk of prosecution if you continue to drive a HGV professionally.
A tachograph card is used to record your daily driving activities as an HGV driver.
Whether you need one depends on what type of HGV you are/will be driving. Certain vehicles such as refuse collection or fire engines are exempt from having a tachograph.