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Anyone work for D V L A ?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by AudioAl, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    As above please ??????????

    Tried phoning 100 times today " Im sorry " then cut of

    Sent my licence and HGV medical to DVLA 16 August , Licence expired 15/9/21
    Still not had my new licence , Tried to hire a 7.5 Ton lorry " No Sir not without your licence " NO photocopys either
     
  2. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    I don't think anybody works at the DVLA.
     
  3. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Beat me to it - it's become completely dysfunctional.
     
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  4. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

  5. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Yeah it's a bummer.I couldn't renew online because
    my passport was out of date.
     
  6. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Same here, so I did it at the post office. replacement arrived in 5 days, including a weekend, so 3 working days.
     
  7. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    yes i do know someonne who works at dvla , but they are utterly useless most of the time . i have probably done about 60 reports for untaxed cars [ some several times ] with very little results in past year. almost nothing happens . i dont know why we bother to tax or mot our cars as no one bothers to check . many folks dont bother , only time is when you need insurance and many dont bother with that either .
     
  8. simon g

    simon g Older, wiser but no longer retired

    From what I understand, around 2 million drivers are doing so without insurance. Appx 300,000 are convicted per annum. 1 in 6 chance of being caught, per annum as a broad brush approach?
     
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  9. simon g

    simon g Older, wiser but no longer retired

    Have you seen this?

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...ving-licences-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

    You don't need an LGV licence for a 7.5 tonne truck. As a temp measure could you renew for just a car licence, use that to hire the truck, then amend to include LGV in due course? Above article seems to be suggesting something along those lines.
     
  10. kendo

    kendo Prussian bot

    Contact your MP's office?
     
  11. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Damn.
    Tu as le cul bordé de nouilles.
     
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  12. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    I eat a fair bit of ramen, so that is entirely possible.
     
    Dogberry likes this.
  13. AnilS

    AnilS pfm Member

    My son is still waiting for his V5 logbook.

    Been 8 weeks
     
  14. mikeyb

    mikeyb pfm Member

    If you have a note of the licence number, and national insurance number, the hire company 'might' accept the details from the dvla check code page, I know hire companies do when on holiday abroad and you've forgotten your licence. It gives you a check code for the hire company to check your details, not sure if it'll help but worth a try.

    https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

    Might need to register here as an alternative method.

    https://www.signin.service.gov.uk/start
     
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  15. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    I phoned the hire company who phoned their insurance company and the answer was NO , Must have a in date licence with the class C entitlement that I have along with all the others
     
  16. mikeyb

    mikeyb pfm Member

    Damn
     
  17. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    What about the paper counterpart licence, would that supplement do if you have it.
     
  18. CHE

    CHE pfm Member

    I recently did a number plate change on an 7.5t lorry which required new V5, new plate and new plating certificate. I found the on-line forms for the latter two items very confusing but a call, yes call to DVLA resulted in a very pleasant lady talking me through it all with little delay when ringing. She explained that she was working from home and was partly why there was a delay. All paperwork delivered within the week.

    At other times I just got cut off without entering a queue, so I suspect it's the day/time you call that's the problem.

    CHE
     
  19. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    Paper licence , Blimey you are going back some years :D
     
    cctaylor likes this.
  20. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    9am until 2pm when I gave up yet again
     

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