Quick Answer: Do You Need A CPC To Drive A 3.5 Tonne?

As of September 2009 anyone who drives a 3.5 Tonne or above Van or Lorry to deliver goods for their business is legally required to complete 35 Hours Periodic CPC Training every 5 Years.

Drivers who do not complete the Periodic Training will lose their entitlement to operate vehicles of this category.

Can I drive a 3.5 tonne lorry on a car Licence?

The Licence You Do Need

In order to legally drive a 3.5-tonne horsebox on public roads, you need a Category C1 licence. This licence specifically qualifies you to drive vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes WITHOUT trailers in tow. If your horsebox is heavier than 7.5 tonnes, you would need the Category C licence.

Do u need a CPC to drive 7.5 tonne?

Is a Driver CPC required to drive a 7.5-tonne truck? Even if a driver passed their test before 1997, they will still have to complete 35 hours of Driver CPC training every five years if they want to drive a 7.5-tonne vehicle professionally, unless they are covered by an exemption.

Can I drive a lorry without a CPC?

You don’t need the full Driver Certificate of Professional Competence ( CPC ) qualification if you’re using the vehicle for: driving within 62 miles (100 kilometres) of your base – but the vehicle can’t be carrying passengers or goods, and driving a lorry, bus or coach can’t be your main job.

What is a CPC Licence?

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. It has been introduced across Europe with the aim of improving road safety and maintaining high standards of driving.

Can I drive a 3.5 tonne on a car Licence?

The standard UK driving licence covers category B, which enables the holder to drive any vehicle weighing up to 3,500kg (or 3.5 tonnes). Whether this vehicle is a car with eight passenger seats or a van simply does not matter. The weight of the vehicle and the trailer however must not exceed 4,250kg.

Can you drive a Luton van on a car Licence?

Can I drive a Luton Box van on a normal car driving licence? SBZ has it 3.5 tonnes is Cat B so if you have a full licence you can drive one.