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If any employee passed their driving test after January 1st 1997, they are not entitled to drive a trailer over 750kg without passing a further practical driving test.
We can provide a full day Trailer Towing Course with one of our qualified instructors to prepare drivers for the practical Car & Trailer Driving Test. The test is provided by the Driving Standard Agency and must be booked separately. We can also provide this course as trailer familiarisation training for drivers who are license but are unfamiliar with towing trailers.
Driving Entitlements (information supplied by the DVLA)
Car Licences obtained before 1 January 1997
All drivers who passed their driving test before 1 January 1997 are entitled to tow a trailer, with their current licence. This means they can drive a vehicle and trailer with a maximum weight combination of 8.25 tonnes, they are also entitled to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750 kgs.
Car Licences obtained after 1 January 1997
Drivers who passed their test after the 1st January 1997 are limited to driving vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass (MAM) towing a trailer up to 750kgs, or a vehicle and trailer combination up to 3.5 tonnes MAM providing the MAM of the trailer does not exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle. Drivers need to pass an additional driving test in category B + E if they wish to tow a trailer combination exceeding this.
Trailer Course Objectives
During this course your drivers will be taught the essential skills needed to pass the practical Car and Trailer Driving Test and aquire the B & E categories on their licence. The training will include training on reverse manoeuvres, controlled stops, uncoupling and coupling and vehicle safety.
The start location of the training can be at your business premises or a mutually agreed location. During the training your drivers will work on a one to one basis with an instructor to develop their individual trailor skills, the instructor will provide ongoing assessment and feedback.
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You must provide a road worthy vehicle (displaying L-plates & extended vision mirrors) & a trailer of at least one tonne MAM (Maximum Authorised Mass). During the training reverse manoeuvres are taught at an off-road location for safety, in some areas we can provide a location although it would be helpful if the location was provided by yourselves.
This course provides the driver training required for the Car & Trailer Practical test, the practical test will need to be booked separately.