Test Tips, ‘The Trailer’ used for a DVSA car and trailer (B+E) driving test
Rules for the trailer used on the DVSA B+E driving test…
The trailer you use on your B+E training course, and the load it carries, must meet certain rules.
Your B+E driving test test will be cancelled and you’ll have to pay again if a trailer or its load doesn’t meet the DVSA rules.
The trailer you use for your trailer trailer towing course must be a closed box body, you can use a horse box trailer for your horse box driving lessons, or trailer training intensive course, if the load is correct and meets the trailer test specifications.
Be ‘around’ the same width and height as the car – you ‘must’ only be able to see to the rear by using external mirrors, and ‘not’ through the rear window
Have a maximum authorised mass (MAM) of at least 1,000kg – you need proof to show the B+E driving test examiner, for example, the manufacturer’s plate
The MAM is the limit on how much the trailer can weigh when it’s loaded.
Rules about the load.
The trailer must carry a load of at least 600kg. The combined weight of the trailer and load must be at least 800kg as a minimum.
The load must be ‘secured safely’ inside the trailer. Your B+E driving test will be ‘cancelled’ if it isn’t.
The load can be either:
Bagged aggregates weighing at least 600kg, for example, sand, stone chippings or gravel (but not toxic materials) or a 600 litre or 1,000 litre intermediate bulk container, must be carried on your trailer training course and test, and be completely full of water.
Intermediate bulk containers are industrial containers for transporting liquids. They’re made from semi-transparent plastic and are usually reinforced with a wire frame.
Bags of aggregate
Each bag of aggregate must:
Weigh at least 10kg, but typically 20kg, (all bags must weigh the same)
Have the weight clearly marked on it
You can also use a single bag if it weighs 600kg or 1,000kg.
Water in containers:
Water must be in an intermediate bulk container. The examiner must be able to see that it is full.
MY TRAILER AND VEHICLE MEETS ALL THESE SPECIFICATIONS SO IT IS IDEAL FOR YOUR CAR AND TRAILER TRAINING COURSE AND B+E DRIVING TEST