You can drive a 7.5-tonne lorry with a car licence if it was issued before 1 January 1997. If it was issued after 1997, you can’t legally drive a 7.5-tonne truck without applying and passing a C1 licence test.
What do I need to drive a 7.5 tonne vehicle?
To drive a 7.5-tonne vehicle you need to have the C1 entitled on your licence. If you have passed your Category B (Car) driving test before 1st January 1997, you automatically have ‘grandfather rights’ that allows you to drive a 7-5 tonne lorry without having to take the C1 driving test.
Can I drive a 7.5 ton lorry without a CPC?
DVSA has reminded drivers that they now can’t legally drive a 7.5 tonne truck professionally even if it’s on their driving licence unless they have completed the Driver CPC.
What is the largest vehicle you can drive on a car licence?
You can drive vehicles up to 3,500kg MAM with up to 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg). You can also tow heavier trailers if the total MAM of the vehicle and trailer is not more than 3,500kg. You can drive motor tricycles with a power output higher than 15kW if you are over 21 years old.
How much does it cost to do 7.5 tonne Licence?
After passing the first part of the theory tests you can book your practical test. This test costs £115 on weekdays and £141 during evenings (after 4:30pm), weekends and bank holidays. This lasts about 90 minutes and tests your safety knowledge and practical driving skills.
Who needs an O Licence?
You need an Operators’ Licence if:
you use a goods vehicle of over 3.5 tonnes gross plated weight (or where there is no plated weight and the vehicle has an unladen weight of no more than 1,525kg), to transport goods or any other load, for hire or reward, or in connection with a trade or business.
How much does a CPC cost?
|Weekday||Evening, weekend and bank holiday|
|Driver CPC part 1 – theory – (multiple-choice)||£26||£26|
|Driver CPC part 1 – theory – (hazard perception)||£11||£11|
|Driver CPC part 2 – case studies||£23||£23|
|Driver CPC part 3 – driving ability||£115||£141|
Who is exempt from CPC?
There are exceptions from the Driver CPC qualification for drivers of vehicles: used for non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods, for personal use. undergoing road tests for technical development, repair or maintenance purposes, or of new or rebuilt vehicles which have not yet been put into service.
Is Driver CPC going to be scrapped?
19 April 2021
Since Brexit, many have been asking – will the driver CPC be scrapped? In short – the answer is no. It will be accepted into legislation despite the UK leaving the EU.
Who is exempt from using tachograph?
The main types of exempt vehicle are: vehicles that cannot go faster than 40 kilometres per hour, including vehicles that are restricted by a set speed limiter. emergency aid vehicles – vehicles used in the non-commercial transport of humanitarian aid for use in emergencies or rescue operations.