Towing Trailers

Did you know?
If any employee passed their driving test after January 1st 1997, they are not entitled to tow a trailer over 750kg without passing a further practical driving test
This course prepares drivers for the B+E Practical Car & Trailer Driving Test.

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 Training Objectives
During this course your drivers will be taught the essential skills needed to pass the practical Car and Trailer Driving Test and acquire the B & E categories on their licence. The course will include training in reverse manoeuvres, controlled stops, coupling and general vehicle safety objectives.

Duration: 1 day

For course details and costs, please contact:-

Jill Salt
Tel:       01926 495024

Julie Gibson
Tel:      07715 311657