Yes, it is permissible to move solo tractor units around on Category C licences. A Category C+E licence is only required if a trailer is to be attached to the unit.
What Licence do I need to drive a tractor unit?
In a word, yes, you can drive a tractor unit with a Class C licence.
What does a cat C Licence entitle you to drive?
A category C license allows drivers to drive vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, but must not exceed 32 tonnes. Category C (or Class 2 as they are otherwise known) licenses typically cover a vehicle with a cab and trailer fixed permanently together. In other words, what we would consider a ‘standard lorry’.
What is the difference between category C and C1?
‘C1 and ‘C’ licences
If the vehicle has a MAM between 3.5 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes then a category ‘C1’ LGV driving licence is needed, however, if the (MAM) is more than 7.5 tonnes then a category ‘C’ LGV driving licence is needed.
What does a C1 Licence cover?
You can drive vehicles between 3,500 and 7,500kg MAM (with a trailer up to 750kg).
Can a Class 2 drive a tractor unit?
Re: Tractor unit on class 2 (cat c) license yes or no? Yes you can. And no you don’t have to disable / remove the 5th wheel. So long as you do not pull a trailer (there is a 750kg limit that is legally allowable, but not practical) with only a C licence you can legally drive a tractor unit.
Can I drive a 7.5 ton lorry without a CPC?
Can I drive a 7.5-tonne lorry without a CPC? All those who are driving a 7.5-tonne lorry professionally are required to complete the Driver CPC. However, driving a 7.5-tonne truck for personal use does not require Driver CPC, but it does still require C1 entitlement on your hgv licence.
Is 7.5 tonne classed as HGV?
The term ‘HGV’ came into play when tax discs were introduced and were used to put the vehicles into different brackets for tax purposes. … Vehicles that are over 3.5 tonnes are referred to as ‘HGV’.
What is Category C damage?
Category C — Cat C, for short — is a level of damage used by insurance companies to describe vehicles they have written off. A Cat C vehicle will have suffered significant damage in the past, probably in an accident. … Insurers often sell Cat C vehicles on for salvage. Many are safely repaired and returned to the road.
What is category C1 licence?
A C1 driving licence means that you can drive a rigid vehicle up to 7.5 tonnes and a trailer up to 750 Kg. So, if you obtain a C1 driving licence then you can drive a medium-size vehicle over 3,500 kg up to 7,500 kg. Once you have passed your C1 driving test then a new range of jobs will be available to you.
Does C1 require before C?
There is no requirement to do C1 before C as the requirement to get provisional category C added to your licence is that you have a full category B licence (i.e. a car licence).