Training for Towing with a Car | B+E Trailer Test Training

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Training for Towing with a Car | B+E Trailer Test Training


NORTHWEST CRASH COURSES are now able to offer car and trailer training (B+E) to private and corporate clients.

Trailer Training Courses

1 Day Trailer Course – £230

For drivers who have lots of experience in towing and driving well

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2 Day Trailer Course – £460

For drivers who have some  experience in towing

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3 Day Trailer Course – £690

For drivers who have little or no  of experience in towing

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If you passed a car test on or after 1 January 1997 you are limited to vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes maximum authorized mass (MAM), Towing a trailer up to 750kgs, or a vehicle and trailer combination up to 3.5 tonnes MAM providing the MAM of the trailer does not exceed the un laden mass of the towing vehicle.

You will need to pass an additional driving test in category B+E if you wish to tow a caravan, horsebox trailer ect which exceeds these weights.

The Car and trailer test (B+E) lasts for approximately 90 minutes. The towing test includes:

  • Vehicle safety questions
  • An off-road reverse manoeuvre
  • Safety inspection
  • Uncoupling and coupling of the trailer
  • Driving
  • High standard on-road drive to include motorways

Further Information

For car drivers who have limited or no experience in towing, an extended course may be offered enabling the driver to gain more experience before sitting their test.

The B+E Test is the DVSA practical driving test for car and trailer. No medical examination and no additional theory test is required.

The test is regarded by the DVSA as the first step to driving Large Goods Vehicles and is examined accordingly.

The duration of the test is about an hour and a half. the candidate will need to demonstrate a number of different exercises including a reversing exercise, coupling, uncoupling and a controlled stop. In addition to the trailer manoeuvring exercises the candidate must show the examiner skill and competency on the highway including junctions, lane discipline, mirror & signalling timing, hill starts, angled starts etc. covering a variety of different roads.

During the test you will be asked a number questions called ‘show me, tell me’ (i.e. Show me how you would check that your vehicle & trailer doors are secure) it must be answered either verbally or practically demonstrated.

Successfully passing this test gives the category B+E that allows driver to tow a trailer up to a gross weight (trailer including load) of 3500kg.(3.5 tons). This means a vehicle and trailer with a gross train weight of 7,000kg.(7 tons)

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