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Trailer Test and Towing Training

  • Pass your B+E category test
  • Regulation size trailer with weight
  • Powerful 4x4 for towing
  • Experienced trainers
Car with Trailer Driver Training
Car with Trailer Driver Training

We provide trailer training to satisfy the requirements for the Category B+E trailer test to obtain a trailer licence. The load in the trailer is to  very specific standard, to mimic the weight you may well encounter. Our trailer is loaded with the correct format load and to the required weight.

With a B+E licence you are able to drive a car or van with many types of trailer including box trailer, horsebox, caravan and more, however the rules are quite complex!

Trailer Rules

The rules about driving a car or van with a trailer, horsebox or caravan changed for drivers passing driving tests after the 1st January 1997. The rules are now quite specific that if you passed your car diving test (Category B) after the 1st January 1997 you can tow a trailer under the following conditions only:

  • Motor vehicles with a MAM (maximum Authorise Mass) not exceeding 3500kg having not more than eight passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg.
  • Combinations of towing vehicles in category B and a trailer, where the MAM of the combination does not exceed 3500kg and the MAM of the trailer does not exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle

These combinations allow for Category B car drivers to tow a reasonable sized caravan. You need to know the gross weight of your car and trailer / caravan. You do not have a trailer towing licence. All other combinations require a trailer licence, so you need to take the Category E trailer test: heavy car with trailer combination, minibus with heavy trailer, large car and caravan. The rules are complex about Driving Licence Categories, vehicle specifications and the age at which you can drive which affect vehicles with trailers.

Towing Trailer Training

We provide car and van trailer towing training, car and caravan driver training (B+E driver training), which applies to all sorts of trailers including:

  • Horse box trailers
  • Builder’s trailers
  • Larger car and caravan units
  • Camping trailers (these can be heavy)
  • Flat trailers for carrying vehicles
  • Other domestic trailers

We get asked if there is a specific horse trailer test. No its the standard B+E test, or for larger trailer it may be a C1+E or a C+E test.

Call now on 01254 384857 or 01254 235642 to get started with your towing training.

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