HGV & LGV licences explained

How much does it cost for LGV HGV Training?

Costs can vary between £1,000 and £3,000 depending on whether you choose an agency or an LGV training school, the location and what is included within your training. To ensure you get the right training course for you, research thoroughly and compare like with like.

How much does it cost to be a Lorry Driver?

Costs can vary between £1,000 and £3,000 depending on whether you choose an agency or an LGV training school, the location and what is included within your training. To ensure you get the right training course for you, research thoroughly and compare like with like.

What is the difference between LGV and HGV?

There is no difference between LGV licence and HGV licence, they mean the exactly the same! Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) is an older term and Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) is a newer EU term.

What is a Class 2 Lorry Licence?

A Class 2 HGV lorry licence is the same as an LGV or HGV lorry licence which allows you to drive a vehicle over 7.5t and up to 32 tonnes. You must apply to the DVLA for the provisional entitlement to drive a lorry and meet higher medical standards to get your Class 2 lorry licence.

What is an LGV Lorry Licence

An LGV or HGV lorry licence is the same as a Class 2 lorry licence and it allows you to drive a lorry over 7.5t and up to 32 tonnes. You must apply to the DVLA for the provision entitlement to drive an LGV lorry and meet higher medical standards to get your LGV lorry licence.

What is an HGV Lorry Licence?

An HGV or LGV lorry licence is the same as a Class 2 lorry licence and it allows you to drive a lorry over 7.5t and up to 32 tonnes. You must apply to the DVLA for the provisional entitlement to drive an HGV lorry and meet higher medical standards to get your HGV lorry licence.

What is the difference between a Class 1 and Class 2 Lorry Licence?

A Class 1 C+E lorry is an articulated vehicle that bends in the middle and can weigh up to 44 tonne. A Class 2 lorry is any rigid vehicle over 7.5 and up to 32 tonne. You must have completed your LGV Class 2 licence before you are allowed to drive a Class 1 vehicle.

What is the difference between a C+E and a C Lorry Licence?

A C+E category lorry is an articulated vehicle that bends in the middle and can weigh up to 44 tonne. A C Category lorry is any rigid vehicle over 7.5 tonne and up to 32 tonne. You must have completed your LGV C category licence before you are allowed to drive an LGV C+E lorry.

What licence do I need to drive a lorry?

To drive a vehicle over 3.5t and under 7.5 tonne, you will need an LGV Category C1 licence and to drive a vehicle over 7.5t and under 32 tonne, you will need an LGV Category C licence. If you pass the Category C test, you can also drive a C1 lorry as it is less in weight.

How do I become a Lorry Driver?

You must apply for the provisional entitlement (DVLA) and pass a medical to drive a lorry as a learner. Take three theory tests (Multiple Choice, Hazard Perception, CPC Case Studies) usually 5 days of practical training followed by the CPC module 4 and the practical driving tests.

What is a C1 lorry licence?

A C1 lorry licence is a licence that will allow you to drive a vehicle over 3.5t and up to 7.5 tonne. You must apply to the DVLA for the provision entitlement to drive a C1 lorry and meet higher medical standards to get your C1 lorry licence.

What licence do I need to drive a C1 LGV lorry?

If you want to drive a vehicle over 3.5t and below 7.5 tonne, you will need an LGV C1 category driving licence. For over 7.5t and up to 32 tonne, you will need an LGV HGV C Category driving licence. You do not need to pass the LGV C1 lorry before training for the LGV C lorry.

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