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Having very little to no experience driving manual vehicles from the get go, Ken had an amazing calmness and array of methods in order for me to succeed and eventually obtain my HR licence. From his exercises to achieve clutch control to working through your gears smoothly I really felt comfortable and impressed with kens calmness, knowledge and overall experience when it comes not only to trucks and how they operate differently to motor vehicles but in being able to translate that into teaching someone how to operate that vehicle correctly and safely in my eyes is truly amazing. Kens professionalism is second to none and I have done and am willing too, promote and recommend kens services to anyone who is willing to obtain their truck licence. BEST IN BRISBANE HANDS DOWN


When looking for a professional, courteous school to learn how to drive trucks with confidence, there really is only choice: KMS driving school. Ken is patient and understanding, and that makes all the difference when learning to drive. Highly recommended.

Daniel Kennedy

Dear Ken,

I would like to thank you for your help, support, excellent mentoring and advice.

Although it was my first time to drive non synchromesh truck here in Australia but your mentorship was beyond excellent.

The learning experience was tailored to my abilities and competency, you were able to figure out when to go easy at a lesson and when to push for more effort at other lesson.

Also you helped me to enhance my overall observation and planning for various road conditions.

Finally, I confidently would recommend KMS for my friends and colleagues.

Thanks and Regards,

To Whom it may concern.

Having initially begun my truck driver training looking towards an LR license to support my volunteer work, I decided to extend my driver capabilities in an effort to give myself additional versatility skills.
From reading testimonials and reviews I contacted KMS driving school, and from my successful test outcome the benefits are clear !!
Ken’s calm, patient style, coupled with his attention to every minor detail of your performance and driving capabilities, prepares you perfectly for your subsequent driving license test.
I very much doubt that I would now hold an HR (open) license without Kens excellent training, and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending KMS driving school to anyone looking for the perfect preparation towards gaining their MR/HR truck license at a fair and value for money cost.

Yours Sincerely,

John Ashby

I have recently completed my driving instruction with KMS driving school and from which I gained an HR (Open) License. Driving a truck with a non synchromesh transmission (Road ranger) is challenging when coupled with embracing the size of the vehicle and the ever changing road conditions.
Ken, my instructor, is a gifted, patience man who takes the time to explain (through both word and on the road instruction) and to develop and draw out the skills needed to safely drive a heavy truck on the road.
As in individual Ken, is a pleasant guy who is fun to drive with.Perhaps his pedantic nature is why I gained my license. Ken wants you to drive safely smartly and enjoy the role as a truck driver!

Douglas Anderson.

I recently completed my HR non-syncro licence with KMS Driving school. I have never driven a truck before.
Ken made me feel at ease with his calm nature, ensuring that I was comfortable with the truck and gear changing before introducing traffic and hill starts.

I found Ken to be a very focused instructor, giving instructions when required but also giving freedom to drive and learn my own way. His knowledge of the road rules is very helpful especially as I was unsure about some specific rules.

I felt prepared before I completed my assessed drive and managed to pass easily due to the preparation.

I would have no hesitation in recommending KMS to anyone wanting to get a truck license.

Please feel free to use this for any of your advertising as I was very happy with your instruction and the outcome.

Mark Hoffmann



Between 27th January and 5th February 2015 I undertook three HR (B) licence training sessions and a final combined training session and Queensland Transport driving test through KMS Driving School of Eagle Farm. My aim was to obtain a HR (B) licence to enable me to pursue opportunities in the public transport and bus operations industry.

I chose KMS due to the personalised service, the 20 years training experience of proprietor Ken Stanaway, and the driver friendly FD Hino truck with a flat-bed tray and six speed synchromesh gear box as the training vehicle.

Even though I had attained over 37 years driving experience in cars and four-wheel-drives Ken was able to methodically start me off in a stepped process to gain familiarity with the requirements of truck driving and cover many aspects that car drivers don’t appreciate when one drives a truck. His direct instruction and commentary was easy to follow plus attention to detail was impressive. In my case Ken determined during the initial lesson that 3 by 2 hour sessions were required before I was ready for the Queensland Transport driving test. Ken efficiently arranged the booking and documentation required.

On the test day Ken supervised a final 1 hour session to free up the nerves and cover all bases that a Driving Inspector will observe and tick off in the test drive. Subsequently I passed the test and acknowledged that Ken had taught me to a standard above what is required to pass the test.

I therefore highly recommend KMS Driving School and Ken Stanaway to persons determined to obtain the best HR licence training, the best chance to pass their test and then continue safe and productive application of learned heavy vehicle driving techniques as future professional drivers.

Julius Marinelli


My experience with KMS driving school was fantastic as a result I got my HR license in the first go. Ken my instructor was very patient, and professional. He made sure that I was more than ready for the driving exam.

The Best Truck Driving School in Brisbane!!!!!!!





When I re-started training with you I had spent nearly a thousand dollars that was wasted.  I had learnt nothing that I could transfer.

Having explained what I wanted from learning to drive and obtain my licence for a Heavy Rigid Vehicle you were able to tailor a plan that suited.

Given the very soul-destroying and negative experience I had had previously I was not sure how it would go.

Well I got the licence.  Without your assistance and training my money from before was wasted. Now I not only have the licence but I have some life skills picked up along the way haven’t been able to tackle a skill that my previous instructor made me feel were simply beyond me.

I just can’t thank you enough

You have my full authority to use the above for promotional purposes.  The KMS driving school experience gave me a love of driving the big rig along with an understanding of the road dangers and skill required to use it for potential future employment.




I would highly recommend KMS Driving School as I found my experience in learning to drive a truck with Ken a pleasure. I was very nervous as I’d had horrible experiences from 2 other company’s and was about to give up when I came across KMS through their website and Ken put my mind at ease, needless to say I passed my driving test with flying colours and it’s all thanks to Ken.

G day Ken and the team at KMS. Just wanted to say thanks for a great experience and friendly advice while undergoing truck driver lessons for my HR licence. Ken is a fantastic trainer and has successfully helped me pass my practical driving test….first time! I couldn’t recommend anyone else more suited to the job and I’m glad I chose to learn with KMS. Thanks again guys




I would like to thank Ken and the team at KMS driving school for the extremely professional help I got with getting my HR truck license…. prior to meeting Ken I had quite a strange experience with another truck driving school whilst doing my first lesson, not only did they charge me $180 per hour, the instructor thought he would have a wee nana nap in the back whilst I drove around the block for nearly the last hour, I won’t name the company but it was a “Brisbane Based Truck School”… What I really liked about Ken over the “other” company is that before we even got in and started driving was how he explained how the truck operated mechanically, it really helped to make driving so much easier… I would definitely recommend Ken and KMS driving school to anyone who wants to get their truck license, thanks again mate!



Big thanks to Ken @KMS driving school for giving me the training to pass my HR license given such short notice. I couldn’t have done it without you, really appreciate it!




I went for a driving lesson to recap for my HR license and the instructor Ken was very good and took time to make sure I was doing everything correct. Came back the next day for an hour driving lesson the next morning then straight after went for my HR test. I passed no problem and just would like to say thanks you for all your time and effort. I’d highly recommend KMS Driving School for those who want lessons to help towards getting their truck license.




I would like to say a big thank you to KMS Driving School for the driving lessons.




Thanks for being such a patient teacher lol J without it I wouldn’t have had the confidence to pass my test! I will definitely recommend your driving school in future!