What is a C Category Vehicle?
Answer: A lorry or truck that has a gross vehicle weight between 7500kg and 32,000kg and has a fixed rigid body with no trailer attached. Examples include heavy trucks, tipper trucks, skip wagons, large horsebox lorries and fridge lorries.
To be eligible to take this test you must be 18 years old or over and take the following steps.
1. Visit us for a drivers medical, cost of £80, phone us to book an appointment.
The Doctor is with us every week, you can use your own doctor but the cost will vary up to £200.
2. Send off the forms we will give you to the DVLA with your driving licence.
It will normally take around 3 weeks for your new licence with provisional LGV C category to return. Contact us once you receive it and you can visit us for an assessment/trial lesson. This will give you the opportunity to see what we have to offer and we can suggest the correct duration/cost of driver training to suit your ability. If you cannot visit us for an assessment you can book an ‘average’ length course.
3. Book your theory
Tests are available to book online at www.gov.uk/book-theory-test , you will need to take – LGV Theory Test & LGV Hazard Perception, and if you intend to drive for ‘hire and reward’ you will need to take the LGV Case Studies if you passed your car driving test after 1/1/1997, contact us for advice if needed. You can buy the Books and DVD’s to revise to pass the theory tests from www.drivingtheory4all.co.uk.
4. Once you have passed your theory tests
Then contact us to book your driver training course as suggested by the driving assessment.
The driving test will last approximately 90 minutes, during which you will be required to complete a reversing exercise, then drive onto the roads during which you will complete uphill, downhill and angled starts, together with a controlled stop and moving away from the side of road in traffic.
The Truck is laden with 5000kg of ballast load, which is required by law for the driving test due to an EU Regulation brought in to make the test more realistic.