Heavy Rigid Truck Licence Course

Heavy Rigid (HR) licence allows you to drive any rigid vehicle with 3 or more axles and tow a trailer with a GVM up to 9 tonnes (within GCM limits). A HR licence also allows you to drive an articulated bus.

Different courses are available for Automatic/Synchromesh equipped trucks and also the constant mesh (“road ranger” or “crash box”) equipped trucks.

HR Truck Licence Course Duration

1 and 2 Day Courses Available

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There are two types of HR Courses. The Automatic/Manual course and the Constant Mesh (also known as “Road Ranger” or “Crash Box”)

Course Outline

  • Pre-operational check and cabin drill
  • Start, move off, shut down and secure
  • Management of steering, gears, brakes and accelerator
  • Create, maintain and protect crash avoidance space
  • Application of road rules and directions
  • Reversing and parking
  • Hill stop and Hill start
  • Load securing
  • Final competency assessment

Heavy Rigid Truck Licence Requirements

  • To enrol in the Heavy Rigid Licence Course, all participants must:
  • Currently hold a P2 Licence (Green P's)
  • Have held a Class C licence (not including a learner’s licence) for a period of a minimum of 24 months.
  • Successfully complete a Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) for the HR Licence Course at any RMS Branch

Course Duration

  • The Heavy Rigid Licence Course is performed as a 1-Day or 2-Day Course.
    Throughout this course, each student will receive:
  • A minimum of 6 Hours of 1-on-1 Training
  • Breaks for Morning Tea & Lunch
  • A Final Competency Assessment (FCA)

How To Book Your Licence Course

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Jobs that require a HR Licence

Getting a HR Truck Licence is a great employment opportunity. Not only does it look great on your resume, but it opens up the door to a wide range of jobs.

Many people overlook the fact that getting your Heavy Rigid Licence is an investment into your future.

In the Transport and Logistics industry, you are much more likely to gain employment by holding a Heavy Vehicle Licence regardless of the job you are applying for. Driving or not.

  • Some jobs that will require you to hold a HR Licence are:
  • Coach Bus Driver
  • Bendy Bus Driver
  • Concrete Truck Driver
  • Garbage Truck Driver
  • Rigid Tipper Driver
  • Courier Driver (Large Truck)
  • Medium Sized Car Carrier Driver