How much does it cost to learn to drive a truck?
The cost of the actual practical training course is £1350 fully inclusive of VAT and test fee. Add to this the discounted Starter Pack @ £200. This sounds expensive compared to some other trainers - but remember that no other local trainer is DSA acreddited - let alone have their own driving test centre.
How long will it be from now to passing the test?
Including getting your provisional, around 7 weeks. Simply call for the Starter Pack @ £200 and we will give you your medical appointment instantly and your theory training/test appointments as soon as you receive your provisional licence from DVLA.
How long is the course?
14 hours is the normal duration of the course. This is on a 1:1 basis with no cab share (which is the industry norm). If you have a great deal of experience with large vehicles e.g coaches then it may be possible to reduce the course duration.
I want Class One. How does that work?
You must have Class Two (CAT C) first. Once you have done that you can follow through to Class One (CAT CE) within three weeks using the same truck, but this time pulling a trailer.
Driver cpc - do I need it?
Probably. If you want to drive professionally then you need driver cpc (with odd exceptions). For trucks or buses, if you passed your car test before end 1996, you will need Periodic Training. If you passed you car test after that date you will take two tests to gain the driver cpc entitlement. Simply ask us and we will guide you in the right direction and provide you with the correct training.
Class One - How simple can it be?
The upgrade normally takes 14 hours but may be less if you have experience with trailers. Having passed the CE test there are basically no restrictions on the type or size of truck you can drive. No other trainer can offer all the above.