We Are Moving Offices

With effect from Monday 10 March 2014 we will be relocating to our new Training site at:

Unit 3 Saracen Business Park, Saracen Way Peterborough  PE1 5WS

There are currently some small technical problems relocating the existing telephone numbers to this site so we apologise in advance and recommend that during this transitional period you either use the mobile contact number or alternatively send an email and I will endeavour to respond asap.

Minimum Test Vehicle Requirement Changes Delayed

The Changes that were originally due to be introduced in January have been delayed and are expected within the next couple of months.

The changes will:

  • remove the need for 8-forward gear ratios for large test vehicles (category C)
  • allow people who take a lorry or bus test (category C and D) in an automatic vehicle to get a manual entitlement for those vehicles, if they already have a manual entitlement for cars, lorries or buses, with or without trailers (category B, B+E, C, C+E, C1, C1+E, D, D+E, D1+E)

If you’re an existing driver with an automatic lorry or bus licence you’ll also be able to get this manual entitlement when you exchange or upgrade your licence if you already have a manual entitlement in the above categories.

Part Loaded Training New Start Date: November 15 2013

The new rules on bringing laden vehicles for driving tests in some categories will now start on 15 November 2013.

You must bring laden vehicles for driving tests in these categories from 15 November 2013:

  • B+E – car and trailer
  • C1+E – medium sized goods vehicle and trailer
  • C+E – large lorry and trailer
  • D1+E – minibus and trailer
  • D+E – bus or coach and trailer

You can train in laden vehicles and bring them for test before this date if you wish.

The rules are being introduced in the interests of road safety to more accurately assess the driving of heavier, laden vehicles – which drivers will be in charge of once they pass.

Changes to the load for small trailers
To give more flexibility the load rules for small trailers in categories B+E, C1+E, D1+E and D+E have been changed so that you can use a wider range of materials.

You’ll be able to use either of these:

  • 600kgs of aggregates like sand, stone chippings, gravel or any other recycled material packaged in sealed transparent bags – all bags must weigh the same and be at least 10kgs, and the weight must be clearly stamped on them by the retailer – you must not use toxic materials
  • one intermediate bulk container made of moulded plastic or steel of 1,000kg or 600kg capacity when filled with water

There’s no change to the published loads for categories C and C+E. They are still 5 or 8 intermediate bulk containers made of moulded plastic or steel of 1,000kg capacity when filled with water.

Unexpected Sad News

It is with deep sadness and regret that I inform you On Friday 2 August 2013, peacefully at Peterborough City Hospital, our trustworthy, loyal and committed training manager Bryan Hillier sadly passed away after suffering a stroke on the morning of Wednesday 31 July 2013.

To say we will miss Bryan is an understatement But our thoughts and prayers at this time are with his wife and family.

Their will be a funeral service at Peterborough Crematorium on Monday 12 August at 11:30 all are welcome.

Bryan’s wife has expressed her wishes for family flowers only but a donation can be made to the stroke association either at the crematorium or via the funeral director M J Claypole 37 Main Street Yaxley Peterborough PE7 3LZ.

We appreciate your support at this difficult time.

LGV Driver Training Price Increases

Following on from the News regarding the introduction of Part Loaded Training for vehicles presented for test from 30 September 2013, We expect to see an increase in Course costs by most providers to reflect the additional wear & tear and increased Fuel consumption. Please call us on 01733 385221 to get our best prices.