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A Commercial Vehicle Like a - 7.5 tonne Lorry - Box Van - Luton Van

LGV Commercial Vehicle licence not Exceeding 7500kg. You as VDOC manager must monitor the Driving Licences of All Business Drivers on your Companies or Oranisations business on a regular basis to ensure that your vehicle duty of care in this area does not catch you out!

Don't forget, that any negligence or failure of duty of care as a result of any action or proceedings taken against the vehicle or driver under Current Legislation can now include the company or organisation on whose business they were being driven or driving!

Vehicle not Exceeding 7500kg

N.B. Regularly check Drivers Security Routines for Vehicles in Their Care!

Vehicles Not Exceeding 7500kg


Minimum Age

Vehicles weighing between 3,500 kg and 7,500 kg, with or without a trailer - weighing no more than 750 kg



As category C1 but with a trailer weighing more than 750 kg. The total weight of the vehicle and the trailer together can't weigh more than 12,000 kg. The weight of the trailer, when fully loaded, can't weigh more than the unladen weight of the vehicle



* Age 17 if you are a member of the armed services.

**Age 18 if you got your driving licence before 10 September 2009 and the weight of the vehicle and trailer together is under 7,500 kg.

***Age 18 You can drive C1+E category vehicles if one of the following apply:

  • you have passed your driving test and Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) initial qualification
  • you are learning to drive or taking a driving test for this category or Driver CPC initial qualification
  • you are taking a national vocational training course to get a Driver CPC initial qualification
  • you had your driving licence before 10 September 2009 - you must take the CPC periodic training within five years of this date
Example of category C1+E: A vehicle with an unladen weight of 6,000 kg and a maximum weight of 7,500 kg pulling a fully loaded trailer with a weight of 4,500 kg - total weight 12,000 kg.
We like to include below images of new vehicles drivers may drive with the correct category C1 and C1+E Commercial Vehicle licence up to a 7.5 tonne lorry, box van or luton van.

Clicking on either the image or the name of the vehicle will link to different information on the commercial vehicle manufacturer website.

This will help VDOC Managers assess the suitability of a commercial vehicle for use on their companies business.

LGV - Not Exceeding 7500kg

Iveco Daily

Iveco Daily

LGV - Not Exceeding 7500kg

Iveco Chassis Cab

Iveco Crew Cab

LGV - Not Exceeding 7500kg

Iveco Eurocargo

Iveco Eurocargo

LGV - Not Exceeding 7500kg

Iveco 4X4

Iveco 4X4

NB. Sometimes Bad vehicle security can affect Insurance premiums! Security is not only that of the vehicle but also secure and correct loads!

Just remember just having the correct commercial vehicle licence is not the b all and end all of vehicle driving! This Video highlights your Drivers' Vehicle Duty of care and as outlined in your Driving at work policy - Defensive Driving not Aggressive Driving!

Vehicles Duty of Care - Golden Rules

A VDOC manager - must be able to prove at all times to both management and the authorities that their driving licence records are up to date and that includes Penalty Points!

Signed for - Written instructions and advice to all drivers of a commercial vehicle on company business!

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