What is a C1 Vehicle?
Answer: A lorry or truck that has a gross vehicle weight of 3500kgs – 7500kgs with no trailer attached. Examples include tipper truck, skip wagon, horsebox, fridge vehicle and ambulance. To be able to take this test you must be 18 years old or over and hold a car licence.
The C1 driving test is based upon the lorry driving test. In essence, it’s the same driving test but with a smaller vehicle. To be eligible to take this test, you must take the following steps.
1. Visit us for a drivers medical, currently £80, phone us to book an appointment.
The Doctor is with us every week. Alternatively, 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 C1 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 of driver training to suit your ability. If you cannot visit us for an assessment, you could book an ‘average’ length course.
3. Book your theory tests.
Tests are available to book online at www.gov.uk/book-theory-test. You will need to take your 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. You can contact us for advice if needed. You can buy the Books and DVDs 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 60 minutes, during which you will be required to complete a reversing exercise, drive onto the roads to complete uphill, downhill and angled starts, followed by a controlled stop and moving away from the side of road in traffic.