New Drivers passing a driving test from 19 January 2013
If you pass your driving test in categories C, CE, C1, C1E, D, DE, D1 or D1E, after 19 January 2013 you'll receive a licence valid for five years. Every five years up to age 45, you'll need to sign a declaration to confirm that you still meet the medical standards. After age 45, you'll need to provide a medical examination report every five years to renew your driving entitlement
Existing Truck, Bus and Minibus drivers – Under 45 years old
If you passed a driving test in one of the categories below, you'll come under the new rules when you renew your driving licence. The categories affected are C, CE, C1, C1E, D, DE, D1 or D1E. When you renew your licence, you'll receive a licence that is valid for five years. Every time you renew it, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will need you to confirm that you still meet the medical standards. If you apply to replace your licence because it is lost/stolen, or your personal details have changed, your new licence will run until the end of your original period. However, if you update your photo at the same time, you'll come under the new five-year rule.
Drivers over 45
Drivers over 45 will continue to renew their entitlement as they do now. When you renew your licence at the end of a five-year period, you'll be renewing your driving entitlement. You'll need to provide a medical examination report.
More here [url=http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/DG_201207]Bus and lorry drivers - new driving licence validity periods : Directgov - Motoring[/url]
AAAH, mine runs out in June 2014, I will not be renewing it, for in January 2014 I will be done with it all.
I am considering working the first 3 days of the week doing DCPC but that is all, there are too many large Carp out there that require my attention.
We all know that this job as changed for the worst over the last 10yrs.....thank you Mr EU, Mr + Mrs VOSA and Useless Transport Managers, we
all thank you from the bottom of our near empty pockets.
On side note in a thanks to Mr VOSA. Got pulled on the 556 near Tatton Park last week. Full load of empty IBC's all strapped using internals down each side and a crossed pair at the back. The cnut stated he could still do me as i should have put ratchet straps across the top and down both sides for each stack! thought he was taking the piss till he started getting funny about me saying he was. Shut up sharpish and moved on when got the chance. Any thing to releive you of some more cash the cnuts.