Q1. Can I drive a truck on my ordinary car driving licence?
If you passed your car driving test before 1st January 1997 you will automatically have “acquired rights” to categories C1, D1 and B+E entitlements which means you can drive goods vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes, towing a trailer up to 750kg, a minibus up to 16 seats towing a trailer and a car towing any trailer. If you passed your test after 1st January 1997 you are allowed to drive vehicles up 3.5 tonnes (Ford Transit or Mercedes Sprinter sized vehicles but check the Gross Weight on the vehicles plate because some “Small vans” are not that small!) towing a trailer up to 750kg (but not exceeding a train weight of 3.5tonnes), a minibus up to 8 seats towing a trailer up to 750kg (not exceeding a train weight of 3.5tonnes) and a car towing a trailer up to 750kgs (again, not exceeding the 3.5 tonnes train weight).
Q2. What truck will I be driving?
Q3. Did I need to compete my (C1) 7.5 ton licence before I can move onto my LGV 2?
No, you are able to go straight onto your LGV 2. Once you’ve passed you can also get your (C1) 7.5 tonne license.
Q4. Do I need to complete my LGV 2 before I can go onto my LGV 1?
Yes, you will need to have completed your LGV2 before you can begin learning LGV 1.
Q5. What does LGV stand for?
Large Goods Vehicle; this is the new standard term for HGV.
Q6. What is the process for LGV 2?
To begin the process for your LGV 2 qualification you need to complete a LGV medical, and then send your license to the DVLA to get your LGV 2 (category C) provisional. Once this is returned you are ready to sit your theory tests. If you passed your car test before January 1997 you must complete 2, or 3 if it was after this date. Once complete you can book in for your practical driver training and DVSA practical test. The final part of the training involves the MOD 4 Initial CPC and again this is different depending on when you passed your car test. If this occurred before January 1997 you must complete 35 hours of periodic CPC training and if it was after you must complete the practical MOD 4 training and test.
Q7. How much does it cost to do my LGV 2.
We offer a variety of packages but roughly it will cost about £1000 to £3000 depending on the elements of training you need.
Q8. Do I need to book my own medical?
No need to worry about booking as we will handle everything as part of our fully managed service.
Q9. How long will it take for me to get my LGV 2?
It differs but as a rough guide we say between 6 – 8 weeks if you pass all elements first time.?
Q.10 Do you do just refresher sessions?
We do offer a 3.5 hour refresher session where we can work on any elements of driving of your choice, such as reversing and road driving.