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DVSA reveal 664K drivers completed

DVSA reveal 664K drivers completed

10th Sep, 2014

DVSA reveals 664,000 professional drivers had completed their Driver CPC by today's deadline

DVSA data suggests 664,000 professional drivers had completed their 35 hours of mandatory training by the Driver CPC deadline today [10 September].

The DVSA had targeted between 425,000 and 675,000 drivers (HGV and PCV) in Britain to have completed their training by 10 September to continue driving professionally, having previously conceded an exact figure wasn't known.

DVSA chief executive Alastair Peoples said: “I would like to thank the drivers and operators who have committed to the training and the wider industry who have been invaluable in helping with the introduction of Driver CPC.

“Driver CPC has a lot to offer and by keeping their skills up to date professional drivers are helping to make Britain’s roads amongst the safest in the world.”

Joan Aitken, lead traffic commissioner on Driver CPC, said: “Traffic commissioners want to congratulate the HGV industry on reaching this milestone. Trainers, drivers and employers have worked hard to ensure drivers are qualified in time and traffic commissioners look forward to seeing the same high level of compliance that was shown by the bus and coach deadline a year ago.

“For those operators and drivers who have not caught up with this deadline, then the message has to be - get this sorted now. Failing to complete the hours and be equipped with drivers holding the driver qualification card (DQC) runs the real risk of action being taken against drivers and operators.”

Driving without the DQC, or failing to produce it, will result in a £50 on-the-spot fine. There is also a maximum £1,000 penalty for repeat offences for the driver and O-licence holder. Offences will also be referred to the traffic commissioners, who have the option to suspend driver and operator licences.

- See more at: http://www.rtitb.co.uk/news/001423.html#sthash.bYk3SFfE.dpuf

DVSA reveal 664K drivers completed

DVSA reveal 664K drivers completed

10th Sep, 2014

DVSA reveals 664,000 professional drivers had completed their Driver CPC by today's deadline

DVSA data suggests 664,000 professional drivers had completed their 35 hours of mandatory training by the Driver CPC deadline today [10 September].

The DVSA had targeted between 425,000 and 675,000 drivers (HGV and PCV) in Britain to have completed their training by 10 September to continue driving professionally, having previously conceded an exact figure wasn't known.

DVSA chief executive Alastair Peoples said: “I would like to thank the drivers and operators who have committed to the training and the wider industry who have been invaluable in helping with the introduction of Driver CPC.

“Driver CPC has a lot to offer and by keeping their skills up to date professional drivers are helping to make Britain’s roads amongst the safest in the world.”

Joan Aitken, lead traffic commissioner on Driver CPC, said: “Traffic commissioners want to congratulate the HGV industry on reaching this milestone. Trainers, drivers and employers have worked hard to ensure drivers are qualified in time and traffic commissioners look forward to seeing the same high level of compliance that was shown by the bus and coach deadline a year ago.

“For those operators and drivers who have not caught up with this deadline, then the message has to be - get this sorted now. Failing to complete the hours and be equipped with drivers holding the driver qualification card (DQC) runs the real risk of action being taken against drivers and operators.”

Driving without the DQC, or failing to produce it, will result in a £50 on-the-spot fine. There is also a maximum £1,000 penalty for repeat offences for the driver and O-licence holder. Offences will also be referred to the traffic commissioners, who have the option to suspend driver and operator licences.

- See more at: http://www.rtitb.co.uk/news/001423.html#sthash.bYk3SFfE.dpuf

Proposed Changes to On The Spot Fines From DVSA Friday 15th September 2017:

Details to follow soon...

LGV in wing mirror

Proposed Changes from European Union Commision Friday 3rd February 2017:

There has been a report released recently February 3rd 2017 which has cited recent changes proposed for the Driver CPC for both drivers gaining the qualification via the Initial and Periodic training route.

Key points raised are:

* In line with other Union policies an even greater focus on training on fuel-efficient driving for professional drivers will reduce CO2 emissions and fuel costs.

* More convergence, in or out of the EU the commission is concerned about state nots recognising DCPC. "Around 33% of all journeys made by heavy goods vehicles in the EU cross borders between Member States. Around 8 % of cross-border transport in the EU involves busses or coaches. These figures have been rising over the last few years." "The problem of the mutual recognition of periodic training followed in another Member State cannot be solved effectively by individual Member States acting alone." "Thus, EU legislative action is necessary to ensure that administrative practices in the Member States enable the mutual recognition of training within the EU."

* At least one day relating to Safety and an end to "doing the same module 5 times!" - "Article 7 of Directive 2003/59/EC – Periodic training
The amendment results from the fact that the transition period in Article 4 has expired and that all holders of a CPC have to comply with the provisions on periodic training since 10 September 2016. The new wording ensures that the periodic training includes at least one subject on road safety and that the same subjects are not repeated within the same training. It also provides that the training is relevant for the work carried out by the specific driver and that it is up to date and relevant."

On a recent JAUPT (Joint Approvals Unit Inspection) audit of our course the inspector re-iterated this last point 'training is relevant for the work carried out by the specific driver' or put another way the 'powers that be' will frown upon bus drivers attending LGV courses!

* Introduction of iPads or smart tablet devices is how we interpret this "Section 2 is amended to allow Member States to use ICT tools in training and allow them to combine the training object of the Directive with other forms of training required under EU legislation."

* Again in or out of Europe, it would be difficult for any UK Government to contradict an aim for zero road fatalities in the future, however unrealistic that may seem to many. "In its White Paper of 28 March 201111 the Commission sets out a 'vision zero' objective in which the Union should move close to zero fatalities in road transport by 2050." Or put another way more and more emphasis on road safety, which for those wanting to see an end to DCPC is the morale high ground those wanting to keep it in place will always be able to occupy.

* A pointer for new drivers coming through the Initial DCPC route here..."(6) Taking into account developments in training and education, and in order to enhance the contribution of Directive 2003/59/EC to road safety and the relevance of training for drivers, subjects relating to road safety, such as hazard perception, the protection of vulnerable road users, and fuel-efficient driving should be strengthened in the training courses."

* As mentioned previously the possible use of smart tablet devices could be supplemented by on-line courses perhaps ? ..."(7) Member States should be provided with a clear option to improve and modernise training practices with the use of ICT tools, such as e-learning and blended learning, for part of the training, while ensuring the quality of the training."

* Again an emphasis on Road Safety and Fuel Efficient driving here..."Article 7 is amended as follows: (a) the first paragraph is replaced by the following: "Periodic training shall consist of training to enable holders of a CPC to update the knowledge which is essential for their work, with specific emphasis on road safety and the rationalisation of fuel consumption.";"

* And below some interesting direction given for training of new drivers:

"(b) Section 2 is amended as follows:
(a) point 2.1 is replaced by the following:
"2.1. Option combining both course attendance and a test
Initial qualification must include the teaching of all subjects in the list under section 1. The duration of this initial qualification must be 280 hours.
Each trainee driver must drive for at least 20 hours individually in a vehicle of the category concerned which meets at least the requirements for test vehicles as set out in Directive 2006/126/EC.
When driving individually, the trainee driver must be accompanied by an instructor, employed by an approved training centre. Each driver may drive for a maximum of eight hours of the 20 hours of individual driving on special terrain or on a top-of-the-range simulator so as to assess training in rational driving based on safety regulations, in particular with regard to vehicle handling in different road conditions and the way they change with different atmospheric conditions, the time of day or night, and the ability to optimise fuel consumption."

* Back to the 35 Hour Periodic training now and another mention of the 'e-learning'.

"Section 4: Compulsory periodic training provided for in point (b) of Article 3(1)
Compulsory periodic training courses must be organised by an approved training centre. Their duration must be of 35 hours every five years, given in periods of at least seven hours. Such periodic training may be provided, in part, on top-of-the-range simulators and by use of information and communication technology tools such as e-learning, while ensuring the quality of the training. At least one of the seven hour periods shall cover a road safety related subject. The content of the training shall take into account training needs specific to the transport operations carried out by the driver and relevant legal and technological developments. The seven hour periods shall cover different subjects."

You can read the full reports by clicking on the PDF icons below.

Confirmation from R.T.I.T.B. today Friday 21st October 2016:

"The DVSA and JAUPT have got back to us and have confirmed that this is the new procedure. They have said following a legislative working group in Brussels, the Commission has made clear that member states should not be issuing DQC's that have an expiry date more than five years old. In order to comply, a change has been made to the recording and evidence system. This change delays the issue of a future DQC until closer to the expiry date of the driver's current DQC."

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Last Friday 14th of October 2016 we received an email from another DCPC training company relating to drivers 'clocking up' hours in advance and receiving DQC's way in advance of most drivers expiry dates. Or put another way, a driver who has already completed the mandatory 35 hours (and has his or her DQC with expiry date Sept 2019) then going back and doing the next 35 hours and receiving their next DQC early with expiry date of Sept 2024 and so on. I bet some of you are thinking "as if once wasn't bad enough!"

At this stage this statement is unconfirmed however and we are seeking clarification from RTITB as to it's authenticity. Watch this space.

"DVSA Delay Issuing Driver Qualification Cards

DVSA:- 'Following a legislative working group in Brussels, the Commission has made clear that member states should not be issuing DQC’s that have an expiry date more than five years old. In order to comply, a change has been made to the recording and evidence system. This change delays the issue of a future DQC until closer to the expiry date of the driver's current DQC'.

Following a recent course and discussion with the DVSA's R&E team it came to light that DVSA are no longer issuing new DQC's on completion of 35 hours where the driver's current card has yet to expire. A driver who's current card expires in 2019 and completes 35 hours now, will be waiting nearly 3 years for his updated card.

This will make it difficult for operators to keep track of driver DQC expiry dates and near impossible for training providers to establish if a driver is legible for DCPC training. We can only hope that JAUPT will not place centres on Stage One of the Escalation Process if a driver attends a course after completing 35hrs within his five years."

Friday 7th October 2016 and Monday 10th October 2016

Drivers are reporting Police and D.V.S.A officers are pulling over L.G.V. drivers again today at the public weighbridge at Wingate in County Durham. Northbound (and Southbound)DVSA pull truck at weighbridge drivers on the A19 can now expect to be stopped and asked for their Driver Qualification Card. It's now over 2 years since the first cycle deadline of September 10th 2014 when it became a legal requirement to carry a D.Q.C. Fines can be imposed of up to £1000 and drivers are also reminded of the insurance implications of driving without being qualified and with the second cycle of DCPC now well under way DVSA officers are not going to be amused with drivers using ignorance as an excuse.

Thursday 29th September 2016

We are currently busy updating both our North East and UK Driver websites. Please log on again soon. In the meantime click here to go to the 'Latest News' section on our UK Driver website.

We've posted some interesting articles on BREXIT and the recent trucking feature on 'The One Show' across on our other website.

Monday 3rd August 2015

Drivers are reporting Police and D.V.S.A officers are pulling over L.G.V. drivers again today at the public weighbridgeVOSA officers at Wingate in County Durham. Northbound (and Southbound) drivers on the A19 can now expect to be stopped and asked for their Driver Qualification Card. After September 10th 2014 it became a legal requirement to carry a D.Q.C. Fines can be imposed of up to £1000 and drivers are also reminded of the insurance implications of driving without being qualified.

New Course CPC Course Content Tuesday 28th July 2015

Wednesday 29th of July 2015: After our trip down to Telford last week as part of the Master Driver Consortium Consultation Group we have got a good insight into the new CPC course modules due for release in September 2015. At present we are delivering on a Friday afternoon the part of the course which relates directly to the recent news coverage of challenges facing drivers returning from the continent as reported in The Sun newspaper article detailed below. As things stand we are still waiting on a response from the Home Office regarding our request to clarify the situation as reported by The Sun in that the immigration Minister had reportedly done a 'U-turn' on fines. Rest assured we will be delivering the new updated module relating to company procedures and secure transport operations for LGV which covers in detail the advice given to drivers facing these ever increasing challenges from illegal immigrants also known as clandestines as detailed in the course content.

 

In the meantime do you have any thoughts or suggestions on the chaos in Calais? Your constructive views or even better still first hand accounts and even if you have photos more than welcome. Email me at gary@ukdrivercpcnetwork.co.uk

 

"Drivers found with stowaways will no longer be fined" says The Sun Newspaper...

Tuesday 21st July 2015

Sun reporter John Fahey has responded to our email regarding his article in Sundays newspaper. He tells us...

 

In the Home Office's own words truckers will not be fined "IF it is found they have properly secured their vehicleChannel Tunnel Photo of Lorry Queue and this is all decided on a case by case basis anyway. Also if you join the accreditation scheme and secure your lorry correctly as per our guidelines you will not be fined."

John Fahey sent us this Home Office link.

But on closer inspection of the Home Office link which was first published in February 2014 it doesn't look like this is a recent change, or a change to the fine of £2000 per clandestine. We have therefore contacted the Home Office for further clarification. Update coming soon....

 

"Drivers found with stowaways will no longer be fined" says The Sun Newspaper...

Sunday 19th July 2015

It was reported in The Sun on Sunday 19th of July 2015 that because of their ongoing campaign HGV drivers found with with stowaways will no longer be fined Immigration Minister James Brokenshire revealed in a victory for their "Truckers Charter". After weeks of chaos at the channel tunnel caused by striking French workers pressure has been growing for protection for British lorry drivers who feel that they are "sitting ducks" for attacks from migrants and an estimated 85% of all goods in our shops are delivered by trucks many of which travel from the continent through the channel tunnel which has been seriously affected in recent times. 

The article starts by explaining about the secure zone at The Channel Tunnel inThe-Sun-report-Haven-&-Hell-Sunday-19th-July-2015 Calais, Northern France to protect British truckers from migrants however we could not find official confirmation online that this U-turn has been made by the immigration minister so we have contacted John Fahey of The Sun asking to confirm details in his report hopefully if we get a response we will post details here very soon in the meantime see below the five-point plan put forward by The Sun newspaper as part of their truckers charter.

"Today, after consulting hard-working drivers on their views, The Sun on Sunday is calling for:

* THE abolition of fines of £2,750 for each stowaway found after trucks pass through passport control in northern France.

* AN increased police presence in Calais to protect truckers from weapon-wielding migrants.

* THE Government to make “the UK less attractive” by refusing benefits to illegal entrants.

* THE creation of a secure area for truckers near Calais port and Eurotunnel entrances with facilities for them to eat and rest.

* FASTER processing on to boats and trains with more streamlined checks."

Log on again soon for further updates.

 

Second Cycle Almost One Year In Already!


Tuesday 7th July 2015

 

Believe it or not but we are almost one year in to the 2nd cycle of D.C.P.C. ! Of a five year period for drivers to do their second batch of 35 hours almost one year has passed since the deadline last September 10th. This means drivers who said they would do "one day a year" instead of sitting in the training room for a full 5 days we only have one more course to get your day in! If you can't make our full 5 day course next week (Monday 13th July - Friday 17th July 2015) the only chance to get your day in would be one of the days on the August 10th (Monday) through to the Friday August 14th course.

 

Many drivers who came on our courses previously said they would avoid leaving it till the last minute next time and having to (in some cases)

 

* Take a week off work.

* Lose a weeks earnings (if they were self employed).

* Or even not be able to drive at all (if they overshot the deadline).

 

Some savvy drivers already have a day under their belts. Many transport managers also have seen the sense in avoiding problems further down the road. They'll be the ones who will benefit when before we know it the deadline is coming around again!

 

You can pick any day of our 5 day courses to do your one day a year. Call us on 0191 5561004 for more details.


DVSA at Public Weighbridge in County Durham again today.

Thursday 25th June 2015

 
Drivers are reporting Police and D.V.S.A officers are pulling over L.G.V. drivers again today at the public weighbridgeVOSA officers at Wingate in County Durham. Northbound (and Southbound) drivers on the A19 can now expect to be stopped and asked for their Driver Qualification Card. After September 10th 2014 it became a legal requirement to carry a D.Q.C. Fines can be imposed of up to £1000 and drivers are also reminded of the insurance implications of driving without being qualified.

 

 

End of the Driving Licence Counterpart (Below from DVSA and Gov.uk website):

From 8 June 2015, the driving licence paper counterpart will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA.
Photo of both parts of drivers license

 

The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard. These details include some vehicle categories you are entitled to drive and any endorsement/penalty points.

Please note, this does not affect photocard licences issued by DVA in Northern Ireland.

Customers with existing paper counterparts.

If you already hold a paper counterpart, after 8 June 2015 it will no longer have any legal status. You should destroy your paper counterpart after this date but you still need to keep your current photocard driving licence.

Customers with paper driving licences

Paper driving licences issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998 will remain valid and should not be destroyed.

If you need to update your name , address or renew your licence, you will be issued with a photocard only.

You can find more information on GOV.UK 

I.D. Check Changes for Drivers attending CPC Courses. April - May 2015

With the demise of the paper part of the license, drivers attending CPC Courses now only need to bring the photocard part of their licenses. Drivers on their 2nd cycle of DCPC need to bring their DQC.

We received the following guidance to adhere to from RTITB:

"The ID requirements for Driver CPC periodic training have been amended by JAUPT to allow for more flexibility. A driver needs to provide photographic ID AND evidence of their driving licence number.

When asking for proof of ID the below can now be accepted:

On its own:

·         A photocard driving licence

·         A digital tachograph card

·         A driver qualification card (DQC)

Alternatively a passport can be presented as long as it is supported by evidence of the individual's driving licence number (e.g. old style driving licence). The evidence supplied should be official documentation of some description.  When a passport is being used as ID a copy needs to be taken of whatever evidence has been accepted as evidence of the driving licence number. This copy needs to be retained with the course paperwork for auditing purposes."

We feel as a company however that there is a contradiction there given that the Gov.uk website is advising drivers to destroy the paper counterpart and RTITB are using alternative ID as passport with old style driving license (paper counterpart) it's simpler to just either bring photocard part of license or Driver Qualification Card each day you attend one of our courses.

Possibly Last Chance For Drivers To Complete Their 1st Cycle of DCPC. 

Tuesday 7th April 2015

1st Cycle Drivers Struggling To Find 5 Day Courses

Drivers who still haven't completed their first cycle of CPC are now struggling to find full 5 days courses.

Not only that, as most drivers are now qualified, less drivers are out their to fill up spaces on any remaining courses.

And the inevitable has happened ..prices for remaining seats on the last few courses are begining to rise sharply!

We are currently holding our price at £60.00 per day. Courses elsewhere are charging up to between £80.00 and £90.00 per day.

We are now seeing a steady decline in the number of courses that are being ran across the region and the country also. So with numbers dropping course prices are rising as training companies have few drivers attending. Drivers who still haven't completed their first cycle of Driver CPC are urged to get booked on our next course asap! Prices may have to rise! For more info on prices charged by other CPC Courses across the country click here.

So if you need to complete, need the full 5 days or you are finding it difficult getting a job with out your D.Q.C. call us today we can help. 0191 5561004

Thursday 26th February  2015

With the the DCPC deadline passed and most drivers complete on their required periodic training hours time may running out for many drivers who still need to gain their Driver Qualification Card.

Drivers are reminded they can still attend a CPC course in their area, however with the deadline passed and numbers dropping courses now are becoming limited and drivers are urged to take what could be their last opportunity to stay qualified. Click for dates of courses in your area.

OUR NEXT FULL 5 DAY COURSE IS MARCH 16th - 20th '15

(MONDAY TO FRIDAY) CALL 0191 5561004 TO BOOK!

With a shortage of drivers many companies are guaranteeing drivers a job as soon as they finish their CPC and show their Driver Qualification Card. This is sent out to you direct from government after you attend our course. * On completion of 5 days

Drivers are also urged to double check they have both parts of their license (and it is in date and valid) as you will need to bring these with you each day you attend the course.

Drivers with the old style license will need an in date passport also and are reminded they will need to upgrade this to a new style license in order to receive their D.Q.C. which is now sent out to drivers direct to them from the D.V.S.A. in Longbenton in Newcastle-upon-Tyne after attending one of our CPC courses.

YOU MAY NOT HAVE MUCH LONGER LEFT TO COMPLETE THIS TRAINING ! ACT NOW !  CALL 0191 5561004 FOR ADVICE.

LGV Drivers Wages Continue To Rise.  Monday December 8th 2014

Due to the shortage in the haulage industry for fully qualified L.G.V. drivers the average salary is continuing to rise for drivers who have managed to stay qualified. We checked various sources and found the "going rate" on www.totaljobs.com (a nationwide recruitment agency) for the average in the North East of England ranged from a lowest salary of £20,536 to a highest of £24,449. Many local employers are struggling to fill vacancies for lorry drivers.

Photo of logistics driver carrying parcel
It could be boom time this Xmas for North East drivers hourly rates.

Articulated vehicles replaced reindeer as the favoured Christmas delivery service several years ago, but what will replace trucks this year if there is no one to drive them?

 

The UK logistics industry is facing its worst driver shortage in the run up to Christmas, and is blaming EU regulation coupled with the fact thousands of heavy goods drivers are retiring as the population ages.

 

“It’s a crisis . . . Christmas could be put on hold,” said Julian Thompson, managing director at 24-7 Staffing, a logistics recruitment company.

 

The country is gearing up for what is expected to be a record-breaking year for ecommerce deliveries, with 180m home deliveries forecast for November and December, according to the Interactive Media in Retail Group.

But according to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, the logistics industry is 60,000 drivers short. The Freight Transport Association, which represents the transport industry, said that 20,000 drivers have quit since September alone, when the new rule came into effect.

However that shortfall in drivers could pose as an opportunity to many unemployed drivers looking to get back in to work. Also we have seen a big demand for course places from military service personnel looking for jobs in "civvy street" after leaving the armed forces due to cut backs. And it's seen as good news for hard pressed drivers who are now enjoying hourly rates as high as £19.00 per hour (night shift) for some Xmas delivery agency work. photo of Lorry in the snow (night)With www.payscale.com reporting the national average for a truck driver annual salary at £24,000 it was interesting to note that not surprisingly truckers in London earned on average 12% more, truckers in logistics hub area of Milton Keynes earned a staggering 31% more than the national average. And with the boom in online commerce with retailers such as eBay and Amazon experiencing record breaking sales the knock on effect for delivery drivers is translating to higher demand for drivers and higher hourly rates being offered by agencies for drivers who have managed to gain their Driver C.P.C.

 

Many drivers who were reluctant to attend our courses at first are now seeing the initial expense as something more of an investment in their professional driving careers. And despite reports of doom and gloom and Christmas being "cancelled" we can point to a strong demand for our courses with the November course being fully booked.

However any drivers who still need the full 5 days CPC are being urged to take up what could be their best opportunity to recoup some of the expense of the training with high hourly rates being offered over Christmas. For details of our last full course this year click here.

We are switching to email certificates from Monday November 24th 2014

Due to numerous request from drivers attending our courses we are switching to email certificates from Monday November 24th 2014.

After the course has finished we will receive your certificates (via email) from R.T.I.T.B. within 10 working days after the uploads have been made (the Monday following the course for those attending all 5 days). Once we have all of your certificates we will email them out to you (in PDF format). We have switched to this due to demand. Many drivers have requested speedier delivery of their certficates using email as opposed to the more time consuming method of waiting for paper based certificates to come out in the post. Because we are now past the deadline and drivers are keen to show they are qualified as soon as possible we are aiming to upload hours next working day after each course with hours showing on the online training record 48 hours after this. You will of course have to still register as a new user on the DVSA website by visiting the below website link to view (and print out) your training record. Please note password to access this can take 10 days to arrive in the post.

https://www.gov.uk/check-your-driver-cpc-periodic-training-hours

* Scroll half way down the page and click on ‘register as a  new user’ to create your account. Enter drivers licence and postcode

* YOU DO NEED TO SEE ALL (35) OF YOUR HOURS ONLINE ON THE DVSA WEBSITE BEFORE YOU CAN LEGALLY DRIVE !!!!

* You do however have to have at least 7 hours training complete before you can create your online account. This recent change was brought to light by a driver on our November 24th course receiving the email below from the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency after he was experiencing difficulty creating an account online ahead of coming on that course:-

"Dear Driver,

As per our telephone conversation today, you cannot register on the online driver enquiry facility until you have completed 7 hours of periodic training.*

To check the number of Driver CPC Periodic Training hours you can use the Driver CPC online driver enquiry facility, once this has been regisitered

This can be accessed via the website gov.uk/check-your-driver-cpc-periodic-training-hours

If you are a new user, you need to register to use the online service.

You'll need to give your:

  • driving licence number
  • home postcode

Please note that you will not be able to register to use this facility until at least one training course has been recorded for you.

When you register, a password for the service will be sent by post to the address on your driving licence. So, it's important that you keep your address up to date.

Once you have registered to use the service and have a password, you can:

  • see how many hours of training you have done
  • see which courses you have attended
  • create a temporary password for your employer or potential employer to view your training record

You can use this online service 24 hours a day, Monday to Sunday.

If you have any problems when using this service, please contact DSA's customer service team on 0191 2048112.  This line is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 17.00pm.

If you have any further queries relating to this matter, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely

Customer Support 
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency | Eastgate House, Kings Manor Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6PB"

Your Driver Qualification Card itself  (D.Q.C.) will still come direct to you from the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (D.V.S.A.). This can take up to 5-6 working days after you complete your 35 hours
If you experience any problems please contact them direct on their helpline number which is 0191 201 8112.

 

DVSA on both sides of A19 at Peterlee

26th September, 2014

 
Drivers are reporting DVSA (formerly VOSA) parked up in two Ford Galaxys on both the northbound and southbound lanes of the A19. One is sat waiting on the slip road opposite N.S.K. Bearings and the other is at the public weighbridge at Wingate and between them they are operating a rotation system whereby a driver is being pulled over on average every 10-15 minutes and took to the weighbridge to have their vehicle inspected and are being asked to produce a valid Driver Qualification Card.

 

 

DVSA at Public Weighbridge in County Durham on an almost daily basis.

25th September, 2014

 
Drivers are reporting Police and D.V.S.A officers are pulling over L.G.V. drivers on an almost daily basis at the public weighbridgeVOSA officers at Wingate in County Durham. Northbound drivers on the A19 can now expect to be stopped and asked for their Driver Qualification Card. After September 10th 2014 it became a legal requirement to carry a D.Q.C. Fines can be imposed of up to £1000 and drivers are also reminded of the insurance implications of driving without being qualified.

 

 

 

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