News articles about DVLA

Licence extension

Anyone with a photocard driving licence that expired from 1 February 2020, or is due to expire by 31 August 2020, will receive an automatic seven…

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D4 Medical suspension

The Government has temporarily suspended the need for a D4 medical when renewing driving entitlements. With NHS staff  focused on COVID-19, the government has taken action…

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HGV driver fell asleep and drove into oncoming traffic on the motorway

Fatigue contributes for up to 20% of motorway accidents. It also increases the severity of an accident, as driver reactions are impaired. You are legally obliged to tell DVLA if you have been diagnosed with OSAS or any sleepiness sufficient to impair driving.

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DVLA updates guidance on fitness to drive

The DVLA has recently updated its guidance to help Medical Professionals assess their patients’ fitness to drive. The new guide entitled ‘Assessing Fitness to Drive: a Guide…

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Descartes joins new Driving Licence Verification trade body (ADLV)

A new trade body, the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) has been launched to provide fleet users with responsible and secure access to DVLA driving…

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Smartanalysis gets smarter at the CV Show – Stand 4F118.

Descartes’ Smartanalysis, the UK’s leading tachogragraph analysis and compliance management Software as a Service has become even smarter with SmartLicence, an integrated driving licence management and…

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Address to be removed from Digital Driver Card

From December 2013 new Digital Driver Cards (Tachograph) issued by DVLA will no longer display an address. DVLA is simplifying the process for commercial drivers changing the…

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Haulage Bill details revealed – charges for HGVs to use UK roads

Under Secretary of State for Transport, Stephen Hammond, issued details of the HGV Road User Levy Bill for debate in the House of Commons today. The…

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Faulty driver cards finally resolved – Enforcement activities to commence 1st July

DVLA have now resolved the issue of faulty driver and company cards that was first reported at the end of March when cards started failing without…

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Since 25 March 2012 a number of transport operators have experienced a problem with their digital driver cards giving the following error message. “ERROR CODE 48”…

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