B&E TRAILER TRAINING

If you passed your driving test after 1st January 1997, you will not have the right to tow a trailer over 750kg or a combination of vehicle and trailer over 3.5 tonnes.

We can help you to take your B+E test using our vehicle and trailer: Isuzu D-Max and Ifor Williams box trailer.

The test is based on the LGV test and requires a good standard of driving and reversing to pass.

At the beginning of your test you will be asked to read a number plate from 20.5 meters away

You will be asked 5 Show Me Tell Me questions – we will go through each of these with you and provide a copy of all the questions.

The examiner will ask you to reverse the vehicle and trailer in a “S” shaped course finishing within a marked bay.

You will be asked to perform an unhitch and re-hitch of the trailer and carry out some basic safety checks.

The driving element of the test lasts for about 50 minutes to 1 hour and will take you on a variety of different roads.  You can make no more than 15 driver faults and no serious or dangerous faults which would result in a fail.

For 10 minutes of the test you will be asked to drive independently either by following road signs or a simple diagram.

At the end of your test your Examiner will give you your result and a debrief to explain any faults recorded.  Your instructor will be present at the debrief.

If you have been driving for a few years, you may find that you have lapsed into some habits that would not be acceptable on test!  Common faults are:

  • Not checking mirrors
  • Lack of signals
  • Observation at junctions
  • Using incorrect lanes

Before undertaking this test, we recommend that you think about your driving and read through the highway code – many things have changed over the years, and this a great opportunity to refresh your knowledge.

We will structure a course to suit you – we appreciate that you will be wanting to save time and money and we endeavour to get you through the course and the test with the minimum of both.

Having an assessment is a great way to start – it will give us and you a good look at your current abilities and help us to work out the best course for you.

Refresher Training

  • Struggling to reverse your Caravan?
  • Frightened of damaging your new Horse Trailer?
  • Generally lost confidence?

We are regularly called upon to help people who already have the licence to tow, but have sensibly decided to brush up their skills to get them towing and reversing safely – if you would like us to help you, please give us a call and we can discuss what is best for you.