What qualifications do you need to drive a truck?
The Job at a Glance Naturally, to become a truck driver you need to be able to drive, however you also need to be over 18 and hold a full car license before you can even think about gaining the necessary LGV training and Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC).
How do you get a Class 2 truck license?
Class 2 learner licence
- Fill out the application form.
- Present evidence of your identity.
- Prove your eyesight meets the required standard.
- You may need to present a recent valid medical certificate.
- Let the agent take your photo and signature.
- Pay the learner licence application and test fees and book a test time.
How much does it cost to get a Class 2 Licence NZ?
New or additional class of licence
|Restricted licence (class 1 or 6)||$48.20||$134.80|
|Full licence (class 1 or 6)||$49.60||$109.50|
|Learner licence (class 2 to 5)||$48.20||$93.90|
|Full licence (class 2 to 5)||$49.60||$109.50|
Can you get free HGV training?
The government-funded Skills Bootcamps are free training courses. They last up to 16 weeks.
What is a Class 4 Licence NZ?
Class 4 course covers vehicles with a gross laden weight of more than 18,000kg. Normally if a vehicle has more than two axles it is a Class 4 regardless of weight.
What is a Class 3 Licence NZ?
Class 3 is the medium combination vehicle licence. A holder of a Class 3 Learner or Full licence can drive: a combination vehicle with a gross combination weight (GCW) of more than 12,000kg but less than 25,001kg. a vehicle covered in classes 1 and 2.
What size truck can I drive on a car Licence NZ?
A vehicle with a GVM under 6000kg can be driven on a car licence. GVM minus the tare weight tells you the maximum load the truck is allowed to carry.
How much is a Class 4 Licence in NZ?
Class 4 learner licence (if not please go to your local AA or VTNZ, fill in a DL1 form (no test required), fee of $48.20).
How do I get a Class 4 license in NZ?
To get your Class 4 learners you must have held your full NZ Class 2 or Class 3 for 6 months (if you are under 25) or for 3 months (if you are over 25). Head to your nearest licencing agency with a current medical (unless one has been presented in the last 5 years) pass your theory test and contact us to book.
What are the truck driving licence classes in New Zealand?
New Zealand has strict licensing laws: When it comes to truck driving licence classes, New Zealand has precise laws about which classes enable a driver to operate which types of vehicles. Class 2 is a medium rigid vehicle licence. Class 3 is a medium combination vehicle licence. Class 4 is a heavy rigid vehicle licence.
What is a Class 2 truck licence?
An NZTA approved Class 2 truck licence course at Axiom Training will reduce the learner licence period. A Class 2 license allows you to drive a vehicle up to 18,000kgs or a vehicle with two axles. The course fee includes theory training, learner licence fees and a driver training practical assessment.
What is a Class 2 learner licence in New Zealand?
You need a class 2, 4 or 5 learner licence before you earn your heavy vehicle licence (ht licence) in New Zealand. Class 2 – Rigid Truck with a gross vehicle mass of more than 6,000kg but no more than 18,000Kg
How do I get a Class 5 truck driver licence?
To obtain a Class 5 Truck Driver Licence without having to wait 6 months from the time a Class 5 Learner Licence is obtained. We will coach you on the theory and assess your skills drive a heavy combination vehicle with a gross combined weight of more than 25,000kg.