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Licence to Operate a Heavy Rigid Vehicle

June 2 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm


Licence to Operate a Heavy Rigid Vehicle

This package permits you to drive LR, MR and HR
Course overview

This NSW approved course is for people who want a Heavy Rigid driver’s licence. This licence allows you to drive a truck, bus or any other two-axle rigid vehicle—truck or bus—weighing more than 8 tonnes GVM. One-on-one courses for beginners take up to 8 hours.
Heavy Rigid vehicles are trucks that has three or more axles and a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) over 8 tonnes. 
These vehicles, can be Buses, heavy rigid tray trucks, heavy tip trucks and Semi-Trailer “Prime Movers (when without trailer).
A Heavy Rigid 'Class HR' covers a rigid vehicle with 3 or more axles and a GVM of more than 8 tonnes. Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9 tonnes GVM. Also includes articulated buses and vehicles in class 'MR'.
The advanced driver’s course, which requires previous experience, takes up to 6 hours.

Duration 6-8 hours(1Day)
  • Starting/stopping sequence
  • Reversing and manoeuvring
  • Turning and handling
  • Vehicle position
  • Gears and their issues
  • City and highway driving
  • Road law
  • System of vehicle control
  • Performing cabin checks
  • Performing pre-drive safety inspections

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
  • Conduct pre-operational vehicle inspections and checks
  • Correctly start, steer, position, manoeuvre, and stop the vehicle
  • Correctly manage engine power to minimise gear and engine wear
  • Reverse, maintain visibility, and accurately position the vehicle
  • Correctly park, shut down and secure the vehicle
  • Successfully identify and avoid hazards (defensive driving)
  • Safely load the vehicle and use the most appropriate load restraint method

Course Pre-requisites
Applicants must a have a valid NSW drivers licence.(If you hold an interstate licence FHV can also arrange for an assessment. Please call us for information). Must have a current drivers licence card(the paper issued by the RMS is not sufficient.)

A heavy vehicle theory drivers test must be complete and the applicant must have purchased there logbooks from the RMS.

Please contact us for dates. Courses are run 7 days a week.


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June 2
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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200 Military Rd, Yennora NSW 2161
200 Military Rd, Yennora NSW 2161 Australia