Heavy Rigid (HR) Truck

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0418 830 319

Heavy Rigid (HR) Truck  Licence Training

Attend this course to get the skills and knowledge to obtain a HR Truck Driver’s Licence to drive heavy rigid trucks, coaches or articulated buses.

Getting a Heavy Rigid (HR) Truck Licence

Follow these steps to upgrade your current driver’s licence to drive a Heavy Rigid Truck.

Step 1. Check the HR Truck licence class specifications and the minimum driving experience requirements for the licence you need below.

Step 2. If you hold a current driver’s licence and meet the minimum driving experience requirements for the desired licence class, you can drive a motor vehicle of that class without a learner’s permit – but only under learner’s permit conditions and laws. If you meet the minimum driving experience requirements you can now book and pay for HR Truck driving lessons here.

Format: HR Truck driver training is delivered on a one-to-one basis as separate sessions. You can undertake HR truck driver training using the Competency Based Training (CBT) logbook method of training and assessment, or through lessons followed by a Vehicle On Road Test (VORT).

Duration: Average 15 – 20 hours

Heavy Rigid (HR) Truck Class Specifications

  1. A motor vehicle authorised to be driven by a licence of a preceding class.
  2. A motor vehicle (including an articulated bus but not including any other articulated motor vehicle) with three or more axles and a GVM greater than 8 t (e.g. any bus (including articulated buses) trucks and tippers).
  3. A motor vehicle included in 2 towing a single trailer (other than a semi-trailer) with a GVM not greater than 9 t, subject to the combination mass limits fixed under the Road Traffic Act 1961.
    MAY TOW: – any farm implement. Any trailer with a GVM not exceeding 9000kg provided it is within the GCM of the towing vehicle. DRIVER’S LICENCE MUST BE CARRIED IF DRIVING A VEHICLE OVER 4.5 TONNE GVM

Minimum Driving Experience

Must have held:

  • a class C for at least two years or
  • a class LR Truck licence or MR Truck licence for at least one year.
  • Have no outstanding business (i.e. unpaid parking fines or speeding tickets).
  • Existing medical conditions must be advised prior to enrolment as some clients may be ineligible to undertake this training.

Skills Gained:

  • Use vehicle and systems required during Heavy Rigid driving tasks.
  • Utilise operational and maintenance procedures and systems for Heavy Rigid driving tasks.
  • Read and interpret relevant regulations, instructions, signs and labels applicable to Heavy Rigid vehicle driving.

What to Bring to Your Session

  • Photo Identification (Australian drivers licence, passport)
  • Driver’s Licence and abide by the conditions of your learners permit – e.g. wear prescription spectacles.
  • Wear enclosed footwear.