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My heavy vehicle licence

Light Rigid or Medium Rigid vehicle (LR and MR class)

Getting my LR or MR class licence

What you need to do

To apply for your LR or MR class licence, you must:

  • Must have held a class C for at least one year.
  • Be at least 18 years of age

If you hold a current driver's licence and meet the minimum driving experience requirements for the desired licence class, you can drive a motor vehicle of that class without a learner's permit - but only under learner's permit conditions and laws.

What can I drive on a LR class licence?

  1. A motor vehicle authorised to be driven by a licence of the preceding class.
  2. A motor vehicle with a GVM greater than 4.5 t but not greater than 8 t.(e.g. trucks, vans, tippers, special purpose vehicles, and buses designed to carry 13 or more seated persons)
  3. A bus with a GVM not greater than 8 t.
  4. A motor vehicle included in 2 or 3 towing a single trailer, subject to the combination mass limits fixed under the Road Traffic Act 1961.

MAY TOW: - any farm implement. Any trailer provided the overall mass is within the Gross Combination Mass (GCM) of the towing vehicle.

DRIVER'S LICENCE MUST BE CARRIED IF DRIVING A VEHICLE OVER 4.5 TONNE GVM

What can I drive on a MR class licence?

  1. A motor vehicle authorised to be driven by a licence of a preceding class.
  2. A motor vehicle with 2 axles and a GVM greater than 8 t (e.g. two axle trucks, tippers and buses).  
  3. A motor vehicle included in 2 towing a single trailer (other than a semi-trailer) with a GVM not greater than 9 t, subject to the combination mass limits fixed under the Road Traffic Act 1961.  
  4. A special purpose vehicle with a GVM not greater than 15 t.

MAY TOW: Any farm implement. Any trailer with a GVM not exceeding 9000kg provided it is within the GCM of the towing vehicle.

DRIVER'S LICENCE MUST BE CARRIED IF DRIVING A VEHICLE OVER 4.5 TONNE GVM

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