FQs

Obtaining your Truck Licence is a once in a lifetime purchase. People who are trained through Heavy Vehicle Training genuinely do not know how to drive a truck. These people want to drive on the road confidently after the course.

If you pay by the hour we are completive with everyone else. We are more expensive with our day courses though. However our day courses consist of 8 hours training per day. Some of our competitors can reduce their costs by only offering you 3 hours or 4 hours or 6 hours per of training per day. It is up to you as a consumer to read the fine print of what you are paying for.

Ask yourself this. Is it worth purchasing training on how to drive a truck and not know what to do if you lose a gear or not feel confident to drive a truck by yourself after the course.

At least if you come through Heavy Vehicle Training you will feel confident driving solo after your course.

The cheapest way of obtaining your Heavy Vehicle Drivers Licence is for you to use your own or a friends truck and be assessed by the Department of Transport. The Department of Transport do not train, DoT only conduct Assessing.

You do not require a Learners Permit when you come through us.

No provider can give you a licence. Heavy Vehicle Providers can only train and assess you on behalf of Department of Transport. Heavy Vehicle Providers can conduct a PDA (Practical Driving Assessment) to Department of Transport Standards. If you pass your PDA you have to hand the paperwork from the provider you have chosen to the Department of Transport or Shire office in regional areas. The Department of Transport will issue you with a Truck Drivers Licence. You will also be charged for a new card if you require it.

We give discounts for group bookings of 4 or more people in the same class of training?

We have bases in Albany and Kalgoorlie. When we are travelling we can stop in your town and provide you with our services. We do charge $100 + G.S.T for accommodation

We have a minimum of 2 people per town on the condition that we are travelling between our bases of Albany and Kalgoorlie which ever route we take.

The answer is Yes you can.
However you will not know what you are doing with a Road Ranger gear box with trailers though. The Road Ranger reacts so much differently with trailers being dragged behind you.

A 1 day course is for people with “mild” experience and only want a confirmation of their existing competency. A 2 day course is for people who require training.

All our trucks are capable of delivering Heavy Rigid, Heavy Combination and Multi Combination training. Our trucks are maintained to the highest standard with patient and friendly trainers.

There are a few restrictions that you can have.
– A Allows you to only drive Automatic trucks
– B Allows you to only drive Synchromesh and Automatic Trucks
– Open Licences allow you to drive a truck with a Non Synchromesh (Road Ranger) Gearbox, Synchromesh and Automatic Trucks

Transport companies have many different trucks and gearboxes in their fleets. To keep your options open we would suggest that you learn in the Non Synchromesh Gearbox (Road Ranger). If you find it hard to learn the Road Ranger Gearbox you can always choose a restriction and come back for Road Ranger Training.

The answer is NO. However for transport companies to comply with their Heavy Vehicle Accreditation all of their drivers require a medical.

Just follow the link and click on the class of licence you require
https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensing/upgrade-add-a-licence.asp

If you would like to report unethical or corrupt behaviour or if you suspect a company who is in breach. The Department of Transport would love to hear from you
1300 040 456 or AlertUS@transport.wa.gov.au
Note: The Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act 2003 and other “whistleblower” protection laws (such as Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003) protect persons disclosing misconduct or corruption related matters from reprisal or detrimental action and ensure disclosures are properly investigated and dealt with.

You will know when you are ready. Ask you self this. Do you feel confident driving on the road solo? And that is your answer.

You can go away and practice in a truck on a farm if you are able and sit your PDA (Practical Drivers Assessment) when you feel more confident or you can pay for extra training by the hour.

To become a driving instructor for Heavy Vehicle Training you must have your Instructors Licence and Certificate 4 in Training and Assessing (Cert 4 TAE with the LLN component). You must be patient, friendly and have a good attitude.
To obtain your driving instructor’s licence you must have held your driver’s licence in that class for at least three years with relevant experience in that class.

To obtain an Instructors Licence you would have to
• Firstly apply for an Instructors Licence at Department of Transport.
• Answer all 160 theory questions on Road Rules and all 12 questions for Truck Road Rules
• Complete a medical
• You will require a Police Clearance (Must be clean)
• Obtain a Traffic Infringement Report (Must be clean)
• Complete a Practical Driving Assessment with Department of Transport (must be flawless)

https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensing/get-a-driving-instructors-licence.asp

If you have the experience with trucks however don’t have the qualifications Heavy Vehicle Training will reimburse the right person after a few months of service.
If you are interested email us to find out more and arrange a chat.


Suggestion

Obtaining your Truck Licence is a once in a lifetime purchase. People who are trained through Heavy Vehicle Training & Assessing genuinely do not know how to drive a truck. These people want to drive on the road confidently after the course.
If you pay by the hour we are completive with everyone else. We are more expensive with our day courses though. However our day courses consist of 8 hours training per day. Some of our competitors can reduce their costs by only offering you 3 hours or 4 hours or 6 hours per of training per day. It is up to you as a consumer to read the fine print of what you are paying for.
Ask yourself this. Is it worth purchasing training on how to drive a truck and not know what to do if you lose a gear or not feel confident to drive a truck by yourself after the course.
At least if you come through Heavy Vehicle Training and Assessing you will feel confident driving solo after your course.


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