Heavy vehicle truck training (heavy Rigid /Heavy Combination) is conducted with industry standard vehicles fitted with either a 9 speed, 13 speed, 15 speed or 18 speed Eaton Fuller Road Ranger Gearbox to enable you to obtain an unrestricted licence.
If you hold a HR or HC licence with no restrictions it is possible to conduct your licence in a automatic MC vehicle and achieve a unrestricted MC truck licence.
The Light Rigid, Medium Rigid Trucks are synchromesh gearboxes similar to driving a manual car.
All trucks and trailers are loaded to 75% of their gross vehicle mass.
There are two methods of obtaining a Truck Licence; either by a Vehicle On Road Test or by the Competency Based Training Logbook method.
Class C to Class LR (Light Rigid) Truck Licence
This enables you to drive any 2 axle vehicle with the GVM up to 8000kg.(trucks, tippers, special purpose vehicles, and buses designed to carry 13 or more seated persons)
You can undertake driver training in a light rigid truck using the Competency Based Training (CBT) logbook method of training and assessment, or if preferred, through lessons followed by a test.
As a guide, we have found from our experience, the average minimum practical hours required to successfully complete your LR license, is 9 hours.
If you have held a Class MR or HR for 1 year, you can undertake driver training in a semi trailer using the Competency Based Training (CBT) logbook method of training and assessment, or if YOU ALREADY HAVE PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE, through lessons followed by a test. After the first two lessons, your instructor is in a position to more accurately assess your skill level and advise on further training needs.
Our vehicles are fitted with Road Ranger transmissions coupled to loaded semi trailers. This means you will obtain an unrestricted drivers licence. As a guide, we have found from experience, the average minimum practical hours required to successfully complete your Heavy Combination Truck Licence WITH NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE ON THE CBT LOGBOOK METHOD is around 18 hours.