Gaining Your MC Truck Licence

If you have been thinking of driving a big truck for your next career move, gaining your Multi-Combination or MC Truck Licence is the first step. Beyond a Light Rigid, Medium Rigid or Heavy Rigid heavy vehicle licence, the MC Truck licence allows you to drive prime movers, low loader dolly trucks and low loader trailer combinations, road trains and B-Double vehicles. It is a licence for diversified driving! Before heading off to gain your MC Truck licence, it is wise to obtain your HC Licence first; both insurance companies and employers prefer this. Additionally, it can help boost your confidence when it comes to navigating the big, long trucks once you attain the MC Truck licence. Being a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in New South Wales means we are accredited to deliver you MC truck driving training and assess your capabilities at the end. Core Driving School trainers are well-versed in the requirements for skilfully mastering the big trucks and will cover the importance and aspects of safety with you too. It’s always important to be careful when handling these type of trucks mentioned above as they are extremely heavy vehicle loads and require exceptional attention. We drive your expertise from having an HC or HR licence to the next level with helping you attain an MC Truck licence.

The Criteria

So you want to start driving the big trucks such as road trains and prime movers on the road for a career change; where do you start? With Core Driving School’s MC Truck Licence course, that’s where. This course involves both a theoretical component and practical training as required under the Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA). In one day, you can complete both components and even the final competency assessment to attain your MC Truck Licence on the day and get you on the roads faster. We aim to get you on the move with a comprehensive course which you can attend on any day of the week as we operate seven days per week to accommodate people’s busy lifestyles and work commitments. There is specific criteria that you will required to meet involving the safe and skilful operation of heavy vehicles and passing your final competency assessment will mean a great deal to you for the launch of your multi-combination truck driving career. The prerequisites for completing the MC Truck Licence course with Core Driving School as a highly-qualified and accredited training school include having held a Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence or Heavy Combination (HC) Licence for twelve months or more on a full driver’s licence. Attendance at an RMS office in New South Wales is mandatory and you will be required to provide a completed Licence Application Form, provide acceptable proof of identity, pass an eyesight test and provide a medical fitness report, pass the MC knowledge test and pay the required fee. Once you have achieved all of those, you will issued with a Heavy Vehicle HVCBA Learner’s Logbook and a copy of the Guide to Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment. Your logbook is important to keep track of your progress and tasks and you need to keep this until you have passed the final competency assessment. Remember, we are here to help and will guide you through the course helping you gain the right knowledge and expertise to manage multi-combination vehicles with your MC Truck Licence; we are experts in what we do and we aim for you to achieve success.

Driving Your Multi-Combination Vehicle

Once you have your MC Truck Licence, you are ready to rock and roll into a role in which a company entrusts you to drive prime movers, low loader dolly trucks and low loader trailer combinations, road trains and B-Double vehicles. Staying physically fit to do the job is important such as resting well before your shift, eating well and ensuring you have the energy and making sure you are medically fit to be responsible for navigating these massive trucks on the roads with other vehicles and pedestrians around you. Having the energy and rest to ensure that you stay alert on the roads is extremely important and checking the weather conditions and the safety of your load is also crucial. When going down a steep hill, be careful with your brakes and monitor your speed; going down hills can be highly dangerous for massive trucks and it is important to utilise your knowledge and skilful driving to ensure the optimum safety.