Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles
If you plan to purchase alternatively fuelled small commercial vehicles, such as electric delivery vans, there is a good chance they will exceed the normal threshold allowing drivers with a standard car licence (Cat B) to drive them.
UK law was changed so that the weight limit for Category B (car) driving licence holders driving alternatively-fuelled vehicles could be increased from 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes, provided it is not driven outside of Great Britain, it is used for the transportation of goods, is not towing a trailer and the driver has completed a minimum of 5 hours training delivered by a registered LGV instructor. We are proud to be one of a select few training providers to be able to offer this new training to individuals and businesses.
The training will be a mixture of theory and practical, such as demonstrations with equipment. This should ideally complement the induction training that an employee receives from their employer.
- Road safety benefits
- Fuel-saving driving techniques
- Energy-saving driving techniques
- Refuelling and the safety factors of alternative fuel types
- Safe driving techniques
- Safe loading
- Vehicle handling techniques
- Legislative requirements.
Optional add on
Practical on road driver coaching 1 – 2 hours per driver
The driver needs to successfully complete the course to the instructor’s satisfaction in order to achieve certification. Certification will be provided by NRI at a cost of £15+VAT per delegate.
If you would like to discuss what Operator and Driver Support Services can do to support your road transport business, contact us today.