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Real Men Drive Trucks

 

Looking for a better paying driving job or a career change?  Need to upgrade a current Truck Licence? Not sure if your driving skills are enough to pass the practical?

Today we outline the classes of heavy vehicle licences, the restrictions and opportunities.

It is essential to have the correct truck licence for the job you are going after. Getting the right training and building a solid foundation of driving skills, is the best way to become a competent driver.

The skillset and restrictions vary from licence to licence.  We cover off those at the bottom of each licence type.

Types of Truck Licence:

 

1. Medium Rigid Truck Licence

  • Far less restrictive than an LR Licence.
  • Includes all vehicles covered by a LR Licence.
  • You are licenced drive vehicles over 8t GVM with a maximum of 2 axles.
  • An MR Licence  will get you into the driver’s seat of most local delivery trucks and standard buses.
  • Prerequisites:
  • Hold a Class C Drivers Licence for at least 1 year.
  • Pass the MR knowledge test
  • Pass an eyesight test
  • Successfully complete HVCBA, or pass a Roads and Maritime driving test.

 

2. Heavy Rigid Truck Licence

  • Includes all vehicles covered by a MR Licence.
  • Allows you to drive rigid trucks and buses over 8T GVM with 3 or more axles.
  • The HR Licence is the big brother of the MR Licence where you can drive double decker and bendy busses, dual axel tippers and large rigid vehicles.
  • Prerequisites:
  • Hold a Class C Drivers Licence for at least 2 years or a MR Licence for at least one year.
  • Pass the HR knowledge test
  • Pass an eyesight test
  • Successfully complete HVCBA, or pass a Roads and Maritime driving test.

 

3. Heavy Combination Truck Licence

  • Includes all the vehicles covered by the HR Licence.
  • Allows you to drive articulated trucks and buses over 8T GVM with 3 or more axles, simply a Semi Trailer.
  • You can drive prime movers with a single trailer, floats, semi-trailers, low loaders, pig trailers or trucks and dogs.
  • Any towed trailer with a GVM of more than 9T GVM.
  • Prerequisites:
  • Hold a class MR or HR Licence or equivalent for one year or more.
  • Pass the HC knowledge test
  • Pass an eyesight test
  • Successfully complete HVCBA, or pass a Roads and Maritime driving test.

 

4. Multi Combination Truck Licence

  • Includes all the vehicles covered by the HC
  • It is the highest Truck Licence available and is for Road Trains and B Doubles.
  • This is a course based licence and without holding your HR or HC Licence for at least 12 months you cannot apply.
  • Prerequisites:
  • Hold a class HR or HC Licence or equivalent for at least one year.
  • Pass an MC knowledge test
  • Pass an eyesight test
  • Successfully complete HVCBA. If you hold an HR licence, you’ll need to pass an HC assessment before you can start MC training
  • Pass a medical examination.

 

Obtaining a Heavy Vehicle Truck Licence opens you up to a new range of employment opportunities. Or maybe you are looking to upgrade a current licence.

Are you ready to get started? Choose the right truck licence for you.

For more information about truck licence, go here: https://www.burleighdrivertraining.com.au/overview/

Ben
Ben
Ben Atkinson is a professional driver trainer and owner of Burleigh Driver Training School. A 4 time APRC Champion CO Driver 2006-2009. He is providing over 400 driving tests per year. He is a passionate guy who wants to help people learn new skills, be the best driver that they can be, and achieve their goals in life.
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