New FTA DVD helps operators check driving licence entitlement

Tuesday 06 September 2011

Understanding and effectively checking driving licences is vital in protecting transport operations against potential accidents and the penalties resulting from non-compliance. A new two-disc package Driver Licensing for Goods Vehicles, produced by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) with the support of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), helps those who are responsible for checking driving licences to understand why the checks are important, as well as ensuring they are competent to carry them out.

The first 12-minute DVD explains the problems of failing to check drivers’ licences properly, the format of driving licences including security features, categories and restrictions and how to carry out checks.

The second disc provides guidance on Driver CPC records and compliance, information relating to EU and other non-UK licences, and other information, notes and tools, including FTA’s Driver CPC record and planner spreadsheet.

The Driver Licensing for Goods Vehicles DVD is available from Shopfta at £25 for FTA members, £40 for non-members, with discounts for multiple copies. Order online at or call 08717 11 11 11, quoting code 5042.

Notes for editors

Other DVDs available from FTA include ‘Routine checks for large goods vehicles’, ‘Routine checks for vans and light goods vehicles’, ‘Safe loading of vans and light goods vehicles’, ‘Towing trailers with vans and light goods vehicles’ and ‘Drivers hours and working time rules’, which are all available from Shopfta.


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