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How To Get Your Heavy Rigid Licence

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Have you ever wanted to get your heavy rigid (HR) licence but don't know where to start? Getting your HR licence can be a complicated process, but it doesn't have to be. With the right information and some determination, you can qualify for an HR licence in no time.

The First Step: Take an Assessment Test

The first step in getting your HR licence is taking an assessment test. This test evaluates your knowledge of vehicle safety, towing trailers and the rules of the road. Once you have passed the assessment test, you can move on to the next step.

The Second Step: Complete the Training Course

Once you have passed the assessment test, the next step is to complete a training course. This course covers all aspects of driving a heavy rigid vehicle safely and responsibly. It includes lessons on driving techniques, proper loading procedures and how to maintain a safe speed on the road. If you qualify, you will receive a licence that shows that you have successfully completed the course and test.

The Third Step: Take The Practical Driving Test

The last step in getting your HR licence is taking the practical driving test. During this test, you will be evaluated on both your skills as a driver and your ability to operate a heavy rigid vehicle safely. You must demonstrate that you are able to obey all traffic laws while operating a heavy rigid vehicle in various conditions, such as city streets or highways. If successful, you will be granted your heavy rigid licence.

The assessor will look for drivers who can make informed decisions quickly but also cautiously; being too aggressive or careless will cause you to fail this portion of the test. You should also be prepared for any road hazards or difficult manoeuvres, such as hill starts or tight turns, that may come up during the assessment.  


Being able to drive a heavy rigid vehicle is an invaluable skill for many different careers, including truck drivers and bus drivers. But before you can begin these exciting careers, one important thing needs to happen first — getting your HR licence! With dedication and hard work, anyone can qualify for their HR licence in no time. So what are you waiting for? Contact a local trade school that offers HR licence driving courses today. A member of the team will be happy to provide further help and information