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HGV Commercial Vehicles Like a - Rigid Truck - Articulated Lorry

HGV Commercial Vehicle licence Exceeding 3500kg. 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 Exceeding 3500kg

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

Vehicles Exceeding 3500kg


Minimum Age

Vehicle over 3500kg with a trailer up to 750kg



As category C but with a trailer over 750kg



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

**Age 18 You can drive these 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

We like to include below images of new vehicles drivers may drive with the correct category C and C+E Commercial Vehicle licence like a Rigid Truck or Articulated lorry.

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 an commercial vehicle for use on their companies business.

HGV - Exceeding 3500kg



HGV - Exceeding 3500kg



HGV - Exceeding 3500kg



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 vehicles on company business!

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