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Hi,

My paper HGV3 licence ran out back in '93, not long after I left the TA.

Is there any way that I can resurrect this licence under the new licencing laws and what hoops do I have to jump through to do it?

A medical obviously but what else?

 

Thanks in anticipation,

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Hi,

My paper HGV3 licence ran out back in '93, not long after I left the TA.

Is there any way that I can resurrect this licence under the new licencing laws and what hoops do I have to jump through to do it?

A medical obviously but what else?

 

Thanks in anticipation,

 

 

 

Your licence would have been upgraded to a Class two licence when the changes happened. I notice you are 48. I'm not sure, but I think all you need to do is to apply for a photocard driving licence along with a medical report from a doctor to regain your entitlement. You will also need to apply for a digicard as most new trucks have the new digital tacho. Give the DVLA a call and explain the situation to see where you stand.

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http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/MedicalRulesForDrivers/DG_186330

 

How to re-apply for your lorry or bus driving licence

 

You’ll need to fill in a D2 application form and the medical questionnaire relevant to your condition. The D2 form is available from DVLA's form ordering service You can search the DVLA medical A to Z to find your medical condition and the correct questionnaire for you.

If you are aged 45 to 65, then you only need to submit a D4 if you have not done so in the last five years. From the age 65, licences are issued for one year and each renewal must be accompanied by a completed medical report form D4.

 

Click on the links below..

 

 

 

 

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http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/MedicalRulesForDrivers/DG_186330

 

How to re-apply for your lorry or bus driving licence

 

You’ll need to fill in a D2 application form and the medical questionnaire relevant to your condition. The D2 form is available from DVLA's form ordering service You can search the DVLA medical A to Z to find your medical condition and the correct questionnaire for you.

If you are aged 45 to 65, then you only need to submit a D4 if you have not done so in the last five years. From the age 65, licences are issued for one year and each renewal must be accompanied by a completed medical report form

 

 

 

 

 

This form is to apply licences that have been suspended or revoked, NOT expired, if your licence expired many years ago you have to retake the test

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Your existing licence will only expire if you do not complete your medical standards test when you reach the age of 45 or if you miss one of the obligatory medicals; it’s mandatory that all HGV drivers undertake a medical once every five years. If you do lose your entitlement to your licence through one of these causes, however, you simply have to complete a medical and send off for your licence again. Under the current rules, the DVLA will issue you another licence as there is no time limit.

https://www.surreyandhampshirehgvtraining.co.uk/index.php/can-reapply-lapsed-hgv-licence/

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With the shambolic state of DVLA at present dont think there is Any "Fast track" for anything from them, waiting time is about 5 weeks.

To drive commercially you will first need to get your CPC up to date

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1 hour ago, Nick Johns said:

With the shambolic state of DVLA at present dont think there is Any "Fast track" for anything from them, waiting time is about 5 weeks.

To drive commercially you will first need to get your CPC up to date

CPC, driver card, medical & licence. The rates in certain areas are good, the supermarket job I was doing has an earnings potential of £1250 per week, more if you work nights. Don't forget your pension will count towards your tax liability but there will be no National Insurance to pay. Most companies will want you to work PAYE either directly or through an agency, working through a limited company on IR35 was extended for a year but finished in April 2021.

You will still have to put up with the idiots who carve you up and take responsibility for anything that goes wrong even if it is not your fault.

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I think you will find that from now on there will be NI to pay whatever age if you work.

A few weeks ago I took my CVRT out, we went through a busy part of my area, my neighbour was astonished when a driver pulled out on front of me, I expect it, even driving a CVRT - seen it all before.

Car and van drivers have no idea they are dicing with death challenging heavy vehicles and it's regular occurrence these days.

"You will still have to put up with the idiots who carve you up and take responsibility for anything that goes wrong even if it is not your fault."

Very true

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44 minutes ago, Diana and Jackie said:

I think you will find that from now on there will be NI to pay whatever age if you work.
 

I thought it was only if you were self employed and paying class 4 contributions, I haven't paid NI since I was 65. Most transport companies will not take self employed these days, certainly in my area.

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