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HGV class 2 with type 1

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by Davie_sett, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. Davie_sett

    Davie_sett Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello i was just wondering if there is anyone here with a HGV licence becouse im considering trying to get one i know its possible with type 1 but im just not sure how difficutlt it is or if it would be worth it
  2. Deanoh

    Deanoh Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Here is some information from this website:

    Diabetes and driving HGVs and PCVs
    If your diabetes is treated with diet and/or diet and tablets, you can hold a licence to drive either a large good vehicle (LGV) or a passenger-carrying vehicle (PCV).

    If your diabetes is insulin-treated, you will automatically lose the entitlement to drive vehicles within:

    • the C1/C1+E class (including categories C1, C1E, D1, D1E, C, CE, D or DE)
    This includes vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes with a trailer, up to a combined weight of 8.25 tonnes.

    However, you can apply to be assessed individually to drive these vehicles, in which you must meet a number of conditions:

    • No episodes of hypoglycemia at the wheel within the last 12 months
    • Receive an assessment from a diabetes consultant d at least once a year
    • Regularly test your blood glucose levels, especially before and around times of driving
    • Have stable blood sugar control on insulin for at least a month
    • Have no other conditions that would invalidate an application for the license
    • Sign a declaration to follow doctor’s decisions and report any significant changes in your condition to the DVLA
  3. d blundred

    d blundred Type 2 · Active Member

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    I used to be a hgv driver on insulin u av to fill numerous forms in once u pass that u av to go and c DVLA consultant and 3 mths ov readings and if they pass you they will let you know in bout 7 weeks it’s a long process bout 6 mths it took me first time and this as to b done every 12 mths hope this helps
  4. searley

    searley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have class 1 and am on insulin and carry hazardous chemicals

    They biggest pain is that the license need renewing every year

    Also you have to be very careful to keep 3 months of glucose records I missing reading and you will lose your license
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