For many professional lorry, bus or coach drivers in the UK the deadline to complete their driver CPC periodic training and maintain their current card is approaching. If you haven’t already done so, you need to make sure you’ve completed 35 hours of periodic training by 9 September 2019.

Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU professional drivers of lorries and buses will still need a valid CPC to continue to operate in the UK. It is illegal for professional drivers to operate without a Driver Qualification Card (DQC).

Finding a training course

You can find training courses by visiting the training section of the BAR website here. BAR Training Services offer the following Driver CPC periodic training:

If you miss your training deadline

You cannot drive professionally unless you hold a valid DQC and you could be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without a valid DQC.

Trailer registration

From 28 March 2019, all commercial trailers over 750kg must be registered to travel through some mainland European countries.