B+E Car and trailer training, DVSA Test, trailer towing training, caravan towing, car and trailer towing assessments and training.
B+E Car and trailer towing training and trailer towing courses with the DVSA test. Lancashire and Merseyside.
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J C L Driver training has been working with companies throughout the UK to enhance and develop drivers skill in the art of trailer towing. Working on the safe use of trailers, trailer checks, loading weight distribution with regard to tow hitch weight, safe coupling / uncoupling techniques and driving with competent reversing ability.
Are your drivers Legal!!! Did they pass their test on or after 01/01/1997? What Catagory of Licence do they have? What weight of van are they driving? Do they Tow a Trailer?
If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997, you may now need to pass a separate test (licence category B+E) to tow a trailer or caravan weighing over 750kg MAM, and where the MAM of the combination of towing vehicles in category B and trailer exceeds 3500kg.
New driving licence rules will come into force on 19 January 2013, for drivers of cars and small vehicles (category B and BE) to tow trailers. The new rules will apply if you pass your test after that date. Find out how these changes could affect you.
Existing car or small vehicle drivers
If you already have a licence to drive cars or small vehicles (category B and BE), you'll keep your entitlement to tow trailers. Your entitlement to tow trailers will stay as it was when you passed your driving test.
To tow heavier trailers after 19 January 2013, you'll need to follow the rules for new drivers, below.
New drivers from 19 January 2013
There is no change to category B entitlement to tow trailers.
If your trailer weighs over 750 kg and the combined trailer and towing vehicle weight is more than 3,500 kg, you’ll need to pass a further test. The trailer you tow must not be heavier than 3,500 kg. This test will be shown on your driving licence as category BE.
To tow a trailer weighing more than 3,500 kg with a car or small vehicle (category B), you’ll need to pass a test for category C1E.