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Trailer Training and Towing Courses

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What Is Trailer Training?

Our trailer training and towing courses are designed to help your drivers develop skills in towing a trailer with a range of vehicles. This training develops your drivers’ skills to tow longer and heavier loads to drive your business forward. The training that we provide will help your employees develop skills in safely coupling and uncoupling trailers, manoeuvring, and driving on everyday roads. This can be delivered across a range of vehicles and weight classes to suit the needs of your business, including cars and vans (B+E); medium-sized vehicles (C1E), up to 7,500kg; minibuses (D1E); buses (DE); and large vehicles (CE), up to 32,000kg. 

Following our training course, your employees will undertake the relevant vehicle and trailer test. On passing this, your drivers will be able to tow longer and heavier loads to benefit the needs of your business. 

What Are The Benefits Of Trailer Training?

Our trailer towing courses can benefit your business and operation in a variety of different ways. Through providing your drivers with training, they will be able to tow longer and heavier loads. This means that you will be able to increase your productivity and transport your goods more efficiently.

It is important to ensure that your drivers have the correct licence for the load that they are towing. The training that we provide ensures that your employees can legally and safely tow a variety of different loads for the benefits of your business. 

Do My Drivers Require Training?

There are a variety of different factors which will affect whether or not your drivers will need to undertake training. We can provide a variety of different training courses depending on the needs of your business, across a variety of different vehicles.  

Whether or not they need to do a towing course will depend on when your drivers passed their driving test.

Acquired Rights (Grandfather Rights)

If your drivers passed their driving test before the 1st January 1997, they will have automatically acquired the BE, C1, C1E, D1 and D1E licence categories. These are known as acquired rights or grandfather rights. This allows your drivers to tow a variety of different loads across a range of vehicles, up to a maximum authorised mass (MAM) of 8250kg.

If your drivers passed their driving test after the 1st of January 1997, they can:

  • Drive car or van up to 3,500kg towing a trailer up to 750kg.
  • Tow a trailer over 750kg, as long as the MAM of the vehicle and trailer is no more than 3500kg.

Should your employees be required to tow anything heavier, they will need to undertake training and pass the relevant test. It is recommended that you do not tow any more than 85% of the weight of your vehicle. The recommended maximum towing weight can usually be found in the vehicle’s manual. 

If you or your drivers are unsure of their rights, you can check their driving licence information online. 

Trailer Training and Towing Courses

Car and Trailer Training

Car and Trailer Training

Car and Trailer Training Course What Is Car and Trailer Training? Our car and trailer training course (B+E training) is designed to help train your drivers to develop skills in towing a trailer with a car or van. This training will develop your drivers’ skills, allowing them to tow longer and heavier loads for your […]

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LGV C1E Trailer Training

LGV C1E Trailer Training

LGV C1E Trailer Training Course What Is LGV C1E Trailer Training? Our LGV C1E training course (7500kg with trailer) is designed to help train your drivers to develop skills in towing a trailer with a light goods vehicle, between 3500kg and 7500kg. To undertake this training, your drivers will need to possess the category C1 […]

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Minibus trailer Training

Minibus Trailer Training

Minibus Trailer Training Course (D1E Licence Acquisition) What Is Minibus Trailer Training? Our minibus training course is designed to help train your drivers to develop skills in towing a trailer with a minibus up to 8 metres in length. To undertake this training, your drivers will need to possess the category D1 driving licence entitlement. […]

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Our Professional Driver Trainers

As we cover all vehicle groups and provide both classroom and in vehicle training we have trainers with different specialities who we utilise to provide our range of courses.

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about our trailer training and towing courses, we would love to hear from you. Please take the time to get in touch and find out how we can help your business today. 

How Can We Help You?

Trailer Training FAQs

Our driver training courses are available across the UK and internationally. The training typically takes place in and around the premises of our clients. 

Our training is bespoke, and the price of our courses are dependent on a number of factors. However, our clients typically save the cost of the course within a matter of weeks. Please contact us today for a quotation. 

We deliver a wide range of towing courses that will benefit your business. Explore our guide to trailer licence categories, or get in touch today to discuss your options.

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Our savings calculator shows your estimated potential fuel savings with our Fuel-Efficient Driver Training Courses. This is only a guide, and there is potential for you to save even more money through lower insurance costs and less vehicle wear. 

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Interested in our trailer training and towing courses? We would love to hear from you. Please take the time to get in touch today, and find out how we can help your business. 

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