Light Rigid licence course
A Light Rigid licence, or LR, caters for a narrow range of vehicles, with limited Gross Vehvicle Masses (GVM).
In our experience, the Light Rigid licence is required by some School Teachers, Ambulance Officers, Mini Bus drivers, and other similar vocations.
The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) define the Light Rigid class as:
Small trucks with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) up to 8 tonnes. Any towed trailer must not weigh more than nine tonnes GVM
Buses that seat more than 12 adults including the driver and a GVM up to 8 tonnes
The vehicle we use for a Medium Rigid licence course is a 2015 model Hino 300 series, which has a GVM of 8500kg. When we purchased this truck, we had the option of specifying one of three GVM options;
- 4495kg (Car licence)
- 6500kg (Light Rigid licence)
- 8500kg (Medium Rigid licence)
As as a training company we want to provide the best value for money to our customers. We do this by offering a Medium Rigid licence for customers who require a Light Rigid licence. It doesn’t cost more than a Light Rigid licence course and the training and assessment is not more difficult. As explained above, the trucks are often the same size.
Our training and assessment vehicle is fitted with an automatic transmission and a range of safety features that are usually only found in cars.
The Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) is the same for Light Rigid licence and Medium a Rigid licence classes, but the Learner logbook must specify the class you are upgrading to.
If you’re considering a licence upgrade, see our FAQ page for the process and call us on 1300521289 for more details.