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The transport and logistics industry is one of the busiest and not in-demand support businesses. Just imagine commerce without transport and logistics. Yep! It won’t work, it can’t work. No trade, nothing. You are now just a few clicks away from being a licensed Heavy Combination driver. You will find TIDE training truly valuable. We will teach you the best driving and road safety techniques. You will understand and appreciate the functionality and beauty of a heavy combination truck easily.
What sort of Heavy Combination truck interests you?
What is a Heavy Combination Truck
A heavy combination truck is the fourth level of heavy vehicle licensing. It is a prime mover attached to a single semitrailer that has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of more than 9 tonnes plus any unladen converter dolly. Heavy Combination vehicles are usually heavier, longer, and require more driving skill than rigid chassis commercial vehicles. Heavy Combination vehicles are commonly used in interstate truck driving, log truck driving, heavy warehouse deliveries, pivot bus driving, heavy and oversized haulage, heavy tow truck driving, and in construction sites.
How do I obtain a heavy combination truck licence?
To obtain a heavy combination truck licence, you must have held a medium or heavy rigid licence for 12 months or more. If you do not meet this requirement, you will need to seek an exemption from the local roads authority.
Please visit the VicRoads website for Heavy Combination Truck Licence details.
What will be in the assessment for the heavy combination truck licence?
You will be assessed against Australian Heavy Vehicle licensing standards. The assessment will cover skills such as reversing, coupling & uncoupling, and driving in a forward direction as well as a knowledge test.For the forward direction driving, such skills will be assessed. They are:
- Speed Control
- Using and Changing of gears
- Using and Controlling Signals
- Brake Control and Safety
- Road Positioning
- Judgement of distance and speed of traffic
- Observation of other road users and adjusting your driving according to their actions.
Successful completion of our industry-based training and assessment guarantees you national certification that you can use across Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane – in fact all across Australia and its surrounding suburbs and the knowledge you will learn translates across all heavy combination vehicles.
What you will learn from us won’t limit you on one type of vehicle. You can also learn to operate automatic synchromesh and non-synchromesh transmission vehicles. You can choose from our wide array of training formats:
- hourly – 1 on 1 training,
- 4-hour blocked 1 on 1 training (half day),
- whole day (8 hours) 1 on 1 training plus licence assessment,
- 12 hours 1 on 1 training and license assessment (day and a half, for non-synchromesh) and
- group training (16 hours, up to 3 people, training and licence assessments for synchromesh, and 24 hours, up to 3 people, training and licence assessments, for non-synchromesh).
What jobs or occupations will use a heavy combination truck licence?
A number of occupations or job roles find a heavy combination truck licence to be invaluable. The main occupations / jobs roles are:
- Interstate Truck Driver
- Log Truck Driver
- Heavy Delivery Driver ○ Warehouse Deliveries ○ Wholesale Fruit and Vegetables
- Pivot Bus Driver
- Heavy Haulage and Oversize Haulage
- Construction Sites – Articulated Haul Trucks
- Construction Sites – Tipper and Dog
- Heavy Tow Truck Driver
Enroll now for a heavy combination training course at any of our sites:
- Goulburn Valley
- Mount Gambier
And check out if you’re qualified for a government subsidy. Also, click the links on this website for more details or chat with us. You may also call us at 1300 843 387 or visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.