Can I Re-Apply For A Lapsed HGV Licence?

Posted on 16th July 2012 By Steve Clark

Holding an HGV licence can give you the freedom to make money doing what you love; for so many there’s nothing better than getting on the open road, just you, your truck and your favourite music. Here at Surrey & Hampshire HGV Training we are passionate about providing you with training for your LGV licence in Hampshire and we specialise in LGV training in London to help you to get your driving career started as soon as possible. So what happens if you held an HGV licence in the past? Do you need to do your training and take the test all over again? We can help.

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.

If you are unsure about whether you are entitled to drive an HGV or whether your licence is valid, we urge you not to drive until you have confirmed that you are legally allowed to drive. If you’re thinking about undertaking HGV training this summer, don’t hesitate; it could be the best decision you’ve ever made. If you would like any information about the outstanding training services we offer here at Surrey & Hampshire HGV Training, please visit our website or you can give us a ring on 01276 537 400.

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