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Trailer Training blog. All the information you need when arranging a b+e trailer training course

Trailer Training in Essex, includes Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford…

For drivers located in wanting to do trailer training in Essex or towns of Essex including; Basildon, Dagenham, Chelmsford, Romford etc.

Get Towing provides trailer training services which will improve your trailer or caravan towing techniques and help you master the art of reversing a vehicle while hitched to a trailer.

Towing a trailer or caravan requires advanced trailer driving skills, as your vehicle will drive differently when hitched to a trailer.

The way you drive will be affected by the size and weight of the trailer and weather conditions particularly high winds, icy or wet roads.

On a Get Towing trailer training course we will train you to drive with confidence while towing a trailer or caravan, taking into account wider turning circles, increased braking and reversing techniques to gain your trailer licence.

Our DVSA approved trailer driving instructor will cover all aspects of towing, including additional safety checks and UK road laws, including;

  • Trailer coupling and uncoupling
  • Towing laws and speed limits on UK roads
  • Driving with a traile
  • Dealing safely with hazards
  • Reversing and turning techniques

Meet our DVSA Approved Instructor

Graham Taylor is a DVSA approved driving instructor who has a proven track record of trailer training instruction which makes him a good choice of instructor to take you out for your trailer training with a fantastic pass rate, last year at around 90% for a two day course

Graham will provide:

  • A training programme geared to your individual strengths and weaknesses
  • Quality training taking individuals to a test standard
  • Great value pricing from £399, for a one day course
  • An opportunity to learn with aquality instructor in the trailer training industry

Great Value too

  • Trailer Training is approx 6 hrs per day
  • If you would like the trailer training to be geared to your particular needs contact Get Towing on 07956 321678 and ask about our assessment sessions

Why get professional trailer training?

Depending on when you passed your driving licence, you may be required to pass an additional test to tow certain types of trailers. The law changed on 1st January 1997, below is a rough guide to driving licence categories and dates. For more detailed information, please refer to the DVSA website

I passed my test before 1997

If you passed your driving test before January 1st 1997 your licence should have Category E. This allows you to drive a vehicle and trailer with a combined weight of 8.25 tonnes, the Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM).

I passed my test after 1997

If you passed your driving test after 1st January 1997, your licence will allow you drive a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes towing a of up to 750kg. Or a vehicle and trailer up to 3.5 tonnes, as long as the trailer does not exceed the kerb (unladen) weight of the vehicle.

Are you Legal?

If you passed your test before 1997 you’re generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes maximum authorised mass (M.A.M.)

If you passed your test later than the 1st January 1997 you’re limited to vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes M.A.M. towing a trailer up to 750 kgs, or a vehicle and trailer combination up to 3.5 tonnes M.A.M. providing the M.A.M. of the trailer doesn’t exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle. You will need to pass an additional driving test in B+E if you wish to tow a caravan or trailer combination which exceeds these weight limits.

To tow a caravan, horse-box boat or other trailer over a certain weight you will need to add category E to your car license B.

This means another driving test B+E carried out with a laden trailer (carrying 600kg of weight)

If you passed your test before 1997 you will have category B+E on your license for anyone else have a look on the Direct Gov website.