Brisbane’s Smartest Way To Get A Heavy Rigid Truck License
Grow your career opportunities with a Heavy Rigid license. The Heavy Rigid category has two types of licenses: unrestricted and restricted. The difference between the two is the gearbox.
The HR unrestricted truck license is a road ranger or a non-synchromesh gear box. This transmission requires the driver to “double the clutch” for all up changes and down changes. While this at first would appear to be an easy method in reality it takes good co-ordination and practice to master the change accurately.
When you achieve your HR truck license in the road ranger gear box you will receive an unrestricted license. This which allows the applicant to drive any truck. This license is ideal due to its non-restrictive nature.
The HR (B) or restricted license allows the license holder to only drive automatic or synchromesh transmissions and not the road ranger type. The method of gear change with this transmission is the same as your motor car meaning that only one depression of the clutch is necessary to complete the gear change.
Going for your HR license? Meet our fleet
Our HR unrestricted vehicle is an Isuzu FVZ tip truck; this vehicle has an eight speed road ranger gear box fitted. The eight speed is the smallest gear box manufactured by Eaton Fuller and therefore the easiest to master due to a much easier gear pattern and smaller number of gears needing to be changed during the driving test.
Our HR (B) truck is an FD Hino with a flat-bed tray fitted. This truck has a typical six speed synchromesh transmission which we utilize five of these gears for training and assessment. Hino truck are renowned for their low down torque engines which means fewer gear changes due to the increased driveability from the engine.
As with our Medium Rigid training, both of our practice trucks are commonly found on Brisbane roads. We don’t use shortened or automatic vehicles like some other schools. KMS feels it’s necessary for you to not only learn how to drive well enough to pass your HR truck license test, but to learn in a common vehicle. you will most likely be driving in your new carrier as a heavy vehicle truck driver in Brisbane.
Contact the Queensland experts in heavy rigid truck licenses today! Book a lesson with KMS by calling (07) 3356 8373.