Heavy Rigid Vehicle Driver Training

Heavy Rigid is classed as:
Any rigid vehicle with three or more axles and a GVM of more than 8 tonnes.
Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9 tonnes GVM.
Also includes articulated buses and vehicles in Class MR.

This licence is your first step in getting a position in the lucrative mining industry. Upgrading to a Heavy Rigid (HR) licence from a normal car licence is the biggest upgrade step any person is allowed to take.

Driving a Heavy Rigid vehicle is very different to driving car. The size of the vehicle can affect your road position perspective, turning lines and manoeuvring. Driving a Road ranger (crash) gearbox for the first time also can also be challenging but once it is mastered you will have an unrestricted class HR licence.

Designed for drivers who wish to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to obtain Heavy Rigid Driver's Licence. Drivers are trained and assessed against the RMS Competency Standards by RMS accredited assessors. After a required standard of competency has been achieved RMS will issue the appropriate licence.

Elite Heavy Vehicle Driving School will train the applicant to have the necessary skills required to undertake a competency based assessment conducted by one of our NSW RMS endorsed qualified assessors.

Training Preparation
Read the NSW RMS heavy vehicle drivers handbook. CLICK HERE >>>
We also recommend that you take 6 practice driver knowledge tests on the NSW RMS website.
CLICK HERE >>> to visit the NSW RMS website.
Sit NSW RMS driver knowledge test for HR license
Purchase RMS logbook pack ( required for competency based assessment)

What To Bring
Closed in footwear ( Safety Boots Preferred )
Fluro safety shirt if possible ( Vest provided if not )
RMS Log Books
Current NSW driving License

Call 0427 258 131 for our latest course price.


Elite Heavy Vehicle Driving School,
Port Macquarie, NSW
Phone 0427 258 131