Heavy Vehicle Licenses

Heavy Vehicle Licenses2018-08-08T03:58:20+00:00

This course has been designed for drivers who hold a Medium Rigid (MR) or Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence, or Car (C) Licence holders who have obtained a Heavy Vehicle Learner Licence, and want to operate a Heavy Combination (HC) vehicle. Participants in this licence course will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to safely operate these long, complex vehicles.

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Light Rigid (LR)

• A Rigid truck above 4.5 tonnes GVM but less than or equal to 8 tonnes GVM; or
• A Rigid bus with less than or equal to 8 tonnes GVM or seats more than 12 adults, including the driver (refer “Use of Buses, Coaches and Motor Homes”).
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Medium Rigid (MR)

• A Two axle rigid truck, not being a prime mover, above 8 tonnes GVM; or
• A Two axle bus above 8 tonnes GVM (refer “Use of Buses, Coaches and Motor Homes”).
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Heavy Rigid (HR)

• A rigid vehicle, not being an unladen prime mover, with a minimum of three axles and a minimum 15 tonnes GVM; or
• A modified 3 axle prime mover with a certified detachable tray (with the capacity to carry 75% of its specified GVM) with a minimum GVM of 15 tonnes and holds dual registration (HC & HR); or
• A Three axle articulated bus (refer “Use of Buses, Coaches and Motor Homes”); or
• A Three axle bus above 15 tonnes GVM (refer “Use of Buses, Coaches and Motor Homes”).
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Heavy Combination (HC)

• A vehicle consisting of a prime mover and a semi-trailer. The prime mover must have a minimum of three axles and the semi-trailer a minimum of two axles. The vehicle must have a GCM rating of at least 39 tonnes; or
• A Heavy Rigid vehicle which is towing a trailer. The trailer must have at least two axles and a GVM of 12 tonnes or more.
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Multi-Combination (MC)

• A Heavy Combination vehicle with more than one trailer. The vehicle must be B-Double rated and have all the pertinent documentation, permits etc. The combination must be at least 22 metres in length, in B-double configuration.
• The minimum vehicle type for an MC is a 3 axle prime mover with an A and B trailer each with bogie axles.
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