Heavy Combination Licence (HC)
- Obtaining your HC Truck Licence will allow you to drive trucks including a prime mover of more than 8 tonne GVM with a with a trailer over 9 tonne GVM.
- If you have HC Truck Licence you can drive any lower class vehicle provided your licence gearbox, restrictions are respected. Watch our video to know more about it.
- Burleigh Driver Training School is an accredited driving school that provides high-quality training for your HC Licence in QLD and HC Licence in NSW. We also serviced various areas like Brisbane, Gold Coast, Murwillumbah and Tweed heads.
- Burleigh Driver Training School will help you in upgrading your current MR or HR Licence to a heavy combination licence so you can drive prime movers with a single trailer.
Helpful Information about HC Truck Licence Holder:
- If you have a Condition B (Synchromesh) or unrestricted medium rigid or heavy rigid licence, you may want to complete you test in the automatic making it an easier process to obtain your heavy combination truck licence (HC). You will maintain the current condition on your licence.
- If you have a Condition A (Automatic) or Condition B (Synchromesh) medium rigid or heavy rigid licence and want a heavy combination licence you may consider completing your test in our heavy rigid road ranger truck as once you have completed you test in our road ranger manual truck, you will have an unrestricted heavy vehicle licence.
- We commence our training in the road ranger truck without the trailer learning to drive with the road ranger gearbox prior to learning to drive the heavy combination vehicle if you are looking to obtain an unrestricted licence.
- After obtaining your licence in our automatic heavy combination vehicle you may consider doing a refresher lesson in the road ranger truck if you have limited experience with this type of gearbox.
- During your licence test you will be required to demonstrate the following; (1) Reversing the trailer (2) Unhitching and re-hitching the trailer in 12 minutes
- There are two vehicle options in which you can conduct your lessons and test. The vehicle that you will choose will depend on your current licence restrictions and your future licence requirements.
Heavy Combination Automatic
- Our Heavy Combination Truck has a 12 Speed Automatic Gearbox.
On passing your licence test in this vehicle you will have either;
- An HC Condition A– licence restricting you to drive an automatic vehicle. This is the case where you currently have a condition A applied to your licence or;
- An HC Condition B– licence allowing you to drive only synchromesh or automatic vehicles. This is the case where you hold a MR or HR Condition B licence or;
- An HC Unrestricted– licence allowing you to drive any heavy combination vehicle regardless of gearbox type. This is the case where you hold a MR or HR unrestricted licence. (See Licence Conditions Explained)
Heavy Combination Road Ranger Manual
- Our heavy combination road ranger truck has a 13 speed overdrive crash/road ranger gearbox. This will require doubling the clutch on both up and down changes of gear as well as matching the revs.
On passing your licence test is this vehicle you will have a heavy combination unrestricted licence.
- If you’re a current HC Licence NSW Holder, you can drive large vehicles for both intrastate and interstate transport.
- If you’re a current HC Licence QLD Holder, you can drive Semi-Trailers, Floats, and Low loaders.
- HC Truck Licence is also the standard requirement if you want to be part of a freight industry which includes: Linfox, TNT, DHL and Toll.
Requirement’s to obtain a Heavy Combination Licence:
- Have held a Medium Rigid (MR) or Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence for 1 year.
- Pay the appropriate fee and pass the practical Heavy Vehicle Driving Test with Queensland Transport.
How many lessons will I need?
Heavy Rigid Road Ranger Manual (Open Licence): 8 to 10 Lessons are normally required to enable you to pass the practical Heavy Vehicle Driving Test with Queensland Transport if you have no or limited Road Ranger Gear Box Experience.
Heavy Combination Automatic: 4 to 6 Lessons are normally required to enable you to pass the practical Heavy Vehicle Driving Test with Queensland Transport in this vehicle.The final lesson will be combined with the test ensuring that you are ready to go and would normally be a 1 hr 30min lesson then the test.
I Need to Drive a 18 Speed Road Ranger?
You will find that upon completion of your training with the 13 Speed Road Ranger gearbox you will have little trouble stepping into an 18 or 15 Speed Road Ranger gearbox truck. The only difference is that in an 18 Speed you are able to split the gears in both high and low range and in a 13 speed you are only able to split the gears in the High Range.