Light, Medium & Heavy Rigid Vehicle License Training

Brendan Torazzi

Truck driving in Australia is considered more dangerous than agriculture or mining, with more than 300 people dying over the last 5 years in truck driving related accidents, all that have led to the objective for improved safety.

Safety improvement efforts have included thorough roadside changes but these alone haven’t proven to be effective enough thus leading to additional licensing requirements.

On January 1, 2013 the new National Heavy Vehicle Regulator came into effect to improve safety nationally and because of this change all rigid license classes now require a Statement of Attainment to present to transport regulators to get a license.

The release of the new National Heavy Vehicle Regulator aims to improve the safety of transport drivers. Rigid vehicle licensees are vital to many  industries and benefit from employment opportunities that can be quite lucrative.

Start Your Light, Medium or Heavy Rigid Vehicle License Course Now

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Rigid Vehicle Course Details:

TLILI2014A – License to drive a light rigid (LR) vehicle

The license to drive a light rigid vehicle relates to rigid motor vehicles with a GVM of over 4.5 tons, not exceeding 8 tons. In addition, any towed trailer can’t weigh over 9 tons GVM and is also related to any vehicle under 8 tons GVM with more than 12 seats (driver included); examples include Mitsubishi Rosa and Toyota Commuters and Coasters.

Participant Requirements Include:

  • You’ll need to have held a Class C licence (learners not included) for a year or more (First year of green P plates are acceptable).
  • Obtain a Competency Based Assessment (CBA) log book and guide book.

TLILI2015A – Licence to drive a medium rigid (MR) vehicle

A medium rigid licence permits drivers to drive all 2 axle rigid vehicles, including a bus or a truck, and can tow a trailer of up to 9 tons GVM, within GCM limits. In addition, you’ll be permitted to drive special purpose vehicles with a GVM of under 15 tons like a bob tail prime mover or a tractor.

Participant Requirements Include:

  • You’ll need to have held a Class C licence (learners not included) for at least one year.
  • Complete Australia’s Roads and Maritime Service Rigid knowledge exam and acquire a Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) log book and guidebook.

TLILI2016A – Licence to drive a heavy rigid (HR) vehicle

This licence permits drivers to drive all rigid vehicles with 3 or above axles as well as tow a trailer with up to 9 tons GVM and inside of the GCM limits. The heavy rigid vehicle licence also includes articulated buses.

Participant Requirements Include:

  • Having held a Class C, LR, MR licence (not a learner) for durations of at least two years.
  • Complete Australia’s Roads and Maritime Service Rigid knowledge exam and acquire the Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) learners log book and guide.

ALERTforce is a highly recognised registered training organization (RTO) that provides nationally accepted, quality assured qualifications and training, and is the perfect choice for driving schools that aren’t RTO’s. Their fast and efficient online system provides convenient online courses, and their focus is directed towards delivering the training that solves compliance requirements for their clients.

 

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