HGV licences only valid for five years from January 2013

The European Union Third Directive on driving licences came into force on January 19th 2013. Vocational driving licences issued on or after 19th January 2013 will be valid for a maximum of five years, irrespective of the age of the licence holder.  Every five years up to age 45, vocational category holders will be required to sign a declaration to show they still meet the medical standards they met when the licence was first granted.

For existing drivers, the new rules will apply when they next renew their driving licence, or when they renew their lorry and/or bus entitlement, whichever is the earlier.

Keep your licence safe with a double card holder and lanyard available to purchase online or by telephone.