Trailer Training (B+E)
Have you passed your car driving test after 01st January 1997? Do you know you could be committing a driving offence if you tow a trailer weighing over 750kg?
If you had to take a car theory test you will not be covered for B + E Trailer Towing.
KWIK PASS Driver Training
Have you passed your car driving test after 1st January 1997? Do you know you could be committing a driving offence if you tow a trailer weighing over 750kg?
If you had to take a car theory test you will not be covered for B + E Trailer Towing. Caravans and trailers can weigh over 750kg. Please check the trailer weights before you tow.
You can check the weights by looking at the trailer or caravan identification plate. We can offer you trailer training from our driving instructors who are experienced in trailer towing tuition.
KWIK PASS offers trailer training courses suited to your circumstances and requirements. If you want your B+E towing licence quickly then we offer various types of courses to suit requirements.
If you have any queries regarding the pricing, please feel free to call us on 079666 77777..
Depending on how many hours you require we can offer a pay as you go option for our trailer training lessons too. Courses run in Bedfordshire.
NO HIDDEN COSTS WITH US:
– We don’t add VAT on top of the prices listed below.
– No extra cost to use our vehicle or trailer for the course, unlike some companies.
– We don’t take tea breaks out of your course time – you get 6 hours full tuition a day with us.
– Prices below exclude the test fee, which is £115.
We first need to carry out a driving assessment to see how much training you require to reach the driving test standard. After your assessment we will tailor a course to suit your requirements. The training includes reversing, coupling and driving skills specific to towing trailers.
Do I need a B+E Licence?
The driving license will show entitlement to drive vehicles in Category B – this is a vehicle with up to 8 passenger seats (Car to People Carrier) or a goods vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (Transit van size).
Can this driver tow a trailer?
Yes, but the combined mass of the trailer and the towing vehicle must not exceed 3500kgs or if the towing vehicle has a Maximum Authorized Mass of 3500kgs the trailer must not be more than 750kgs – this is probably a small camping type trailer.
But our caravan/trailer weighs more than 750kg can we still tow it?
Yes, but this is where you need to find the maximum towing capability of your vehicle and it’s Unladen Weight (ULW) – the rules say that a trailer of more than 750kgs can be towed providing the trailers’ maximum weight does not exceed the ULW of the towing vehicle and that the total combined vehicle and trailer doesn’t exceed 3.5 tonnes. E.g. Our Peugeot 405 estate has an unladen weight of 1210kgs and could legally tow a trailer up to 1210kgs gross weight (with the Gross Train Weight still being less than 3.5 tonne). The manual for the vehicle actually specifies maximum trailer weights and is probably the best reference for this type of combination.
If your combination goes over 3.5 tonnes the driver will need Category B+E as a minimum. The DVLA publish a leaflet “Your Driving License Explained” – it says B+E is for “Vehicles not covered by category B” which is all it says and is open to some misinterpretation.
With B+E on your license, your vehicle and trailer can be over 3.5 tonnes. To work out how heavy you will need to find the manual or the Vehicle Identification Plate. The plate or manual will state maximum weights for the vehicle, individual axle weight and something called Gross Train Weight (GTW). (GTW is the total weight of the vehicle trailer and load – if they weigh your vehicle and it exceeds this you are overloaded and have committed an offence).
How long will it take to train a driver to B+E?
All drivers are different – some will learn quickly, others may take longer, we would recommend an assessment prior to training to determine the ideal course length- most drivers with car driving experience should be up to test standard within 5 days.