TransportXtra features news, opinion and analysis from the UK transport policy & planning;
passenger transport; urban development & parking industries.

Extension for bus and lorry driver licence renewals

Coronavirus: Temporary change applies to drivers whose licences are due to expire or have expired since 1 January 2020.

Mark Moran
20 April 2020
The temporary change to bus and lorry driver licence renewals will keep an estimated 30,000 drivers on the road each month
The temporary change to bus and lorry driver licence renewals will keep an estimated 30,000 drivers on the road each month

 

The Government has temporarily relaxed the requirement for bus and lorry drivers to provide a doctor’s medical report in order to renew their licence.

This action has been taken by the government and DVLA to ensure that bus and lorry drivers can continue to work. Under the scheme, drivers will be able to receive a temporary one-year licence, providing they do not have any medical conditions that affect their driving and their current licence expires in 2020.

The temporary change will keep an estimated 30,000 drivers on the road each month.

Drivers with health issues will still need to declare these, and those with health issues that prevent them from driving safely will not have their licence renewed.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “With our NHS staff working around the clock to combat coronavirus, we are determined to help vital bus and lorry drivers support our incredible industry and keep Britain moving.

“By temporarily relaxing the requirement to provide a doctor’s medical report as part of the bus and lorry driving licence renewal process we will ensure that those who are fit to drive can continue delivering critical goods around the country and getting workers to the front line. This will also help to ensure doctors and nurses can continue their crucial efforts to fight coronavirus.”

This temporary change will only apply to those drivers whose licences are due to expire or have expired since 1 January 2020. The licence will only be valid for 1 year and then the driver will need to submit a completed D4 when the licence is next due for renewal.

Sustainable Transport Planner
London Borough of Hackney
Hackney
£32,301 - £37,491
Transport Infrastructure Commissioning Officer
Somerset County Council
Taunton
£30,451 to £34,728
Principal Engineer (Development Control)
Walsall Council
Walsall
£41,881 - £46,845
View all Vacancies
 
Search
 
 
 

TransportXtra is part of Landor LINKS

© 2022 TransportXtra | Landor LINKS Ltd | All Rights Reserved

Subscriptions, Magazines & Online Access Enquires
[Frequently Asked Questions]
Email: subs.ltt@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7959

Shop & Accounts Enquires
Email: accounts@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7855

Advertising Sales & Recruitment Enquires
Email: daniel@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7861

Events & Conference Enquires
Email: conferences@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7865

Press Releases & Editorial Enquires
Email: info@transportxtra.com | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7875

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertise

Web design sussex by Brainiac Media 2020