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Heavy Combination Licence

Open Road Ranger or Synchromesh Licences

Open Road Ranger Lesson Fee: $155.00/hour

Synchromesh Licence in a Day Package: $875.00

​Obtaining a Heavy Combination (HC) licence allows you to drive a truck or prime mover towing one trailer above 9 tonne in weight.  You must have held a MR or HR licence for at least 12 months to be eligible.  Trucks in this category include dogs and semi-trailers.

A Heavy Combination truck has two types of licences within the category and these are either non-restricted or restricted.  Purple Truck Driving School currently offers both, Open ( Road Ranger Gear) and,  Condition B or restricted, which covers you for syncromesh or automatic licences only (no double clutching).  The difference between the two licences is the gearbox. The HR non-restricted licence is a road ranger or non-synchromesh gearbox. 

Throughout the training you will cover:  

  • Road laws

  • Pre-drive checks

  • Starting and stopping sequences

  • Demonstration drive

  • City and highway driving

  • Load security

  • Cabin checks

  • Defensive driving

  • Turning and handling

  • Vehicle positioning

  • Fuel efficiency

  • Systems of vehicle control

  • Coupling & Un-coupling of trailers

Pre-requisites for a HC Licence:  

  • You must have held an MR or HR licence open for at least 12 months

  • As you currently hold an MR or HR licence, a written knowledge test is not required

  • You must pass the on road practical driving test

  • If you currently have a medical condition on your licence, you will need a relevant medical certificate

 

NOTE: You are not permitted to upgrade to a HC licence while you hold a P1 car licence

 

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