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The South's Premier HGV, PCV & Trailer Training, Driving School in Hampshire & Berkshire
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Welcome to Trailer Training UK Ltd
Trailer Training UK Ltd has LGV / HGV training centres in Southampton Hampshire and Greenham Berkshire covering the south coast including Hampshire, Sussex, Dorset, Surrey, Wiltshire, Berkshire and surrounding areas.
Trailer Training UK Ltd has grown from strength to strength in the past 10+ years as an HGV / LGV training provider, and are seen as the industry leading training provider for our clients. Over the years we have helped many thousands of clients achieve their goals, acquiring new driving licences and professional industry standard qualifications.
We provide quality HGV / LGV driver training for the private client, government bodies, local councils, schools and major blue chip companies but to name a few.
Our dedicated team is lead by Director Steve Davis who has attained the highest grade DSA ADI qualification (Grade 6), Steve's background is ex-army (Royal Corps of Transport), driving and instructing an a wide range of vehicles from teaching of road driving skills to blue light driving and instructing tank transporters students achieve there HGV class 1 (C+E) Steve left the military as one of the highest qualified in his field.
Steve's team has vast experience and knowledge across both the HGV / LGV, PCV and towing industries so you can guarantee you will be in good hands.
We provide tailored, professional and affordable driver training in all commercial categories including car and trailer training (B+E), (HGV) LGV C and C+E, (PSV) PCV D1, Initial CPC and JAUPT approved periodic driver CPC courses, trailer handling and caravan courses.
Our clients travel from far and wide from all across the UK and some times even Europe, as well as locally including Winchester, Eastleigh, Southampton, Portsmouth, Fareham, Hampshire and further afield Dorset, Berkshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and W. Sussex to receive the best quality of service.
Our team of very experienced staff and driver trainers will take you through step by step, from your booking to completing your training and test. Our instructors have been training lorry and bus drivers for over 30+ years and we have a extremely high 1st time pass rate so you know you will be in good hands.
Our Driving Courses
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The B+E course is for the car or van and trailer with a MAM over 3500kg.
This course is for those that passed there car driving test after 1st Jan 1997. you will need the B+E licence to tow large trailers.
The LGV C1 licence is to drive rigid goods vehicles between 3500kg and 7500kg, most emergency ambulances come into this category.
Our training vehicles are easy to drive Iveco Daily and VW LT 46 pannel vans both with car like controls.
If you passed your car test after 1st Jan 1997 you will need the LGV C1 licence to drive rigid goods vehicles between 3500kg and 7500kg, some horse boxes come into this category.
The category LGV C course is to drive a Rigid goods vehicle over 7500kg, Commonly known as the HGV 2.
Our Cat C training vehicles are easy to drive Iveco Euro cargo and Volvo FL`s with easy car like 6 speed gearboxs.
LGV C+E (HGV 1)
LGV C1+E - 7.5t and Trailer
PCV D1 - Minibus
The category C+E course is to drive a articulated or draw Bar goods vehicle, Commonly known as HGV 1.
Our training vehicle is the popular and easy to drive Volvo FM 12 Globetrotter with the i-Shift fully automatic gearbox and a standard 40 ft box trailer.
Passed your car test after 1st Jan 1997 you will need the LGV C1+E licence to drive rigid goods vehicles between 3500kg and 7500kg and trailers over 750kg. Or you may have the C1+E on acquired rights and need to get the 107 weight restriction removed.
Passed your car test after 1st Jan 1997 you will need the PCV D1 licence to drive vehicles between 9 -16 passenger seats Or you may have the D1 on acquired rights and need to get the 101 restriction removed.
Passed your car test after 1st Jan 1997 you will need the PCV D1+E licence to drive vehicles between 9 -16 passenger seats and trailers over 750kg.
Trailer Handling / Duty of Care
Driver CPC - LGV & PCV
Drivers’ Hours, Working Time and Tachographs Intro
Our caravan and reversing courses are designed for the complete beginner and for those with previous towing experience and are looking to update there shills.
Steve our director is also a former principle instructor and consultant to the Camping and Caravanning Club, and instructor with the Caravan Club. Steve has over 30 years of caravanning and towing experience and a wealth of caravanning knowledge, so you know you will be in good hands.
This courses is for drivers that have passed the car driving test before 1st Jan 97 and don't need the B+E test and want to learn how to tow a trailer safely.
Companies also benefit from their workforce completing a duty of care course giving employees the knowledge to tow and reverse large trailers safely, reducing risk, of damage and injury. This helps employers achieve higher safety standards, reducing accidents and insurance costs.
We are a JAUPT Approved Training Centre
Initial CPC & Periodic CPC Training
We have 5 x driver CPC courses available covering a wide range of subjects.
Vehicle Checks and Driver's Legal Requirements
Drivers Hours, Tachographs and Eco Safe Driving
Load Security, Health and Safety and Vehicle Familiarisation
Customer care in the Transport industry & Accident and Breakdown Procedure
Well -being, Professional Driver
If you are new to tachgraphs and drivers hours or need to update your knowledge then this course is for you. Drivers hours, working time directive, analogue and digital tahographs are covered by industry experianced trainers.
Why choose Trailer Training UK Ltd as your training provider?
Long Established HGV / LGV Training provider
Trading standards approved
94+% 1st time pass rate (2014) - DSA national average Apr 14 to March 15 is 55.4%
The UK`s leading B+E Car and trailer training provider
We are the Official Approved LGV C1 Training Provider for South Central Ambulance Service
LGV and PCV Industry experianced trainers
The south's leading LGV C1 & PCV D1 ambulance training provider.
We have DSA ADI, HGV / LGV & PCV registered driving instructors.
Our instructors are CRB cleared.
Competitive training rates.
We have camping and caravanning club and caravan club instructors.
Training consultants to the Camping and Caravanning club, NCC, RYA and local companies.
Training provided for national and local companies
Preferred all categories driver training provider for BAE Systems 2010, 2011,2012.
JAUPT Approved Periodic CPC training centre
JAUPT Approved periodic CPC courses
Driver training provider for local and regional councils and utility companies.
Modern training fleet.
LGV, PCV and Trailer Training Berkshire
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The rules on what you can tow are different depending on when you passed your driving test.
You can view your driving licence information online to see if you’re allowed to tow.
Licences issued from 19 January 2013
From 19 January 2013, drivers passing a category B (car and small vehicle) test can tow:
small trailers weighing no more than 750kg
a trailer over 750kg as long as the combined weight of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM)
If you want to tow a trailer weighing more than 750kg, when the combined weight of the towing vehicle and trailer is more than 3,500kg, you’ll have to pass a further test and get B+E entitlement on your licence.
You’ll then be able to tow trailers up to 3,500kg.
Licences held from 1 January 1997
If you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997 and have an ordinary category B (car) licence, you can:
For anything heavier you need to take a category B+E driving test.
drive a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes or 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to750kg MAM
tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined weight of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg
Licences held before 1 January 1997
If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you are generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes MAM.
This is the weight of a vehicle or trailer including the maximum load that can be carried safely when it’s being used on the road.
You also have entitlement to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg MAM.
Towing heavier combinations
If you want to tow heavier combinations, you’ll have to first apply for provisional entitlement to the new C1+E entitlement. You’ll then have to pass the category C theory test and C1+E practical test.
Once you’ve done this you can drive vehicles and trailers with a combined weight of up to 12 tonnes MAM.
Driving licence categories
You can drive vehicles up to 3,500kg Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) with up to 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg).
You can also tow heavier trailers if the total weight of vehicle and trailer isn’t more than 3,500kg.
You can drive a category B vehicle with a trailer when they have a combined weight over 3,500kg.
You can drive vehicles weighing between 3,500 and 7,500kg (with a trailer up to 750kg).
You can drive C1 category vehicles with a trailer over 750kg, but the trailer - when fully loaded - can’t weigh more than the vehicle.
The combined weight of both can’t exceed 12,000kg.
You can drive vehicles over 3,500kg (with a trailer up to 750kg).
You can drive category C vehicles with a trailer over 750kg.
You can drive vehicles with:
no more than 16 passenger seats
a maximum length of 8 metres
a trailer up to 750kg
You can drive D1 category vehicles with a trailer over 750kg, but the trailer - when fully loaded - can’t weigh more than the vehicle.
The combined weight of both can’t exceed 12,000kg.
You can drive any bus with more than 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg).
You can drive D category vehicles with a trailer over 750kg.
On 8 June 2015 the paper counterpart to the British driving licence was abolished making way for an online system changing the way motorists share their details with employers and car hire companies.
To share their details motorists must generate a code, which can then be redeemed just once by a third party. From today (10 July 2015) the check code generated for motorists to share their driving licence details is valid for 21 days. Previously the code was valid for 72 hours.
You can view and share your driving record at View your driving licence information. You’ll be able to see your information electronically and generate a check code which you can then share with people who need to see your details (such as an employer or car hire company). If you want to, you can also download and print a summary.
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Head Office: Clayfield Park, Main Road, Colden Common, Winchester, Hants SO21 1TD
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