LR Truck Licence

Your LR truck licence is the perfect introduction to the world of professional heavy vehicle driving.

There are so many career opportunities today for LR truck licence holders. And gaining your LR licence with the Pro-action driver training programme gives you a real head start.

We’ll make sure you have the skills and confidence to get behind the wheel of any LR class vehicle and really get moving.

Pro-Driver Training provides RMS approved and accredited LR licence training and competency-based assessments.

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An LR (Light Rigid) licence gives you the opportunity to really expand your driving career opportunities.

An LR heavy vehicle licence is needed in many industries throughout Australia. And one of the real advantages of an LR truck licence is that it’s an easy step up from a car licence.

It really makes sense to move into this rapidly growing industry and the Pro-action LR truck driver training makes it so easy.

With an LR licence you’ll be able to expand your career with truck or bus driving jobs such as:

  • Ambulances
  • Airport shuttle buses
  • Mini Buses
  • Food delivery trucks
  • Courier driver
  • Tour guides

An LR heavy vehicle licence is also really useful if you’re a school teacher needing to shuttle students on school trips. Or maybe you want to volunteer as a driver for retirement village outings; an LR heavy vehicle licence can change your life.

The LR truck licence allows you to drive small trucks with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) up to 8 tonnes. You may also tow a trailer up to nine tonnes GVM. An LR truck licence is also required for buses that seat more than 12 adults including the driver and weigh up to 8 tonnes GVM.

The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) regulate all class licence requirements. These regulations govern what you need to know and the standards you need to attain to gain your LR heavy vehicle licence.

Pro-action Driver Training can provide the training and the competency-based assessment to ensure you meet these standards.

Making sure you are ready to join that special band of professional heavy vehicle drivers throughout Australia is our job.

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What the Course Covers

Driving an LR heavy vehicle requires skill and a high standard of safety awareness.

Your competency across a broad range of truck driving skills is what will help to keep you and your passengers safe on the road.

The Pro-action driver training aims to give you the best preparation possible for an exciting career in the road transport industry. Our training covers the following:

  • Pre Operational Checks
  • Cabin Drill
  • Start, Move Off, Shut Down & Secure
  • Manages Steering
  • Manages Gears
  • Manages Brakes
  • Manages Accelerator
  • Create/Maintain Crash Avoidance Space (CAS)
  • Protect Crash Avoidance Space (CAS)
  • Road Rules and Directions
  • Reverse
  • Hill Stop/Start
  • Load Securing
  • Coupling/Uncoupling (HC/MC only)
  • Bus Stop Procedure (Bus Only)

We’ll be at your side as you work through each step and competency requirement for your LR truck licence. You’ll gain enormous confidence in every aspect of safe truck driving.

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What Do I Need to Do Next?

The LR truck licence is a great entry point into the thriving road transport system. If have held a C class licence or equivalent for one year or more you can apply for an LR heavy vehicle licence. You can count the time spent on a P1 licence toward this requirement too.

But you can’t practice driving an LR vehicle or upgrade to an LR licence until you hold a P2 or full class C licence.

When you are ready to apply for your LR licence you should:

  • Complete the application from—you can get it here
  • Pass the required eyesight test
  • Pass the LR Driver Knowledge test.
  • You can view and practice the test online here at the RMS website. You will need to answer questions on general knowledge and road safety regulations specific to the licence class you’re applying for.
  • Pay the applicable fee. Learn more about these here

Make sure you study for your Driver Knowledge test. All the information you’ll need to sit the test can be found here in the handbooks.

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Do I Need any Training Materials?

Pick up your HVCBA Learner’s Log Book and a Guide to Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment – they are required for your assessment and is supplied by the RMS once you’ve passed the Knowledge Test.

The Learner’s Log and guide book tells you everything you’ll need to know about the assessment process.

They also help you keep on track with your learning goals.

Now comes the fun part.

Apply to Pro-action Driving Training for your competency-based training and assessment.

Will I Also Have to Sit an RMS Driving Test?


No other driving test is required with the RMS. The Pro-action Driver Training programme is a Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) approved and accredited by the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS).

Be aware the assessor for the final Competency Assessment cannot be the same person who provided your training.

We arrange the assessor for the final Competency Assessment as part of our course and if you have done your training with another training provider we can complete your final competency assessment (FCA) with you.

Once you’ve passed your assessment you can collect your new licence from the nearest RMS service centre.

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