Vehicle Categories

Small Lorries

Lorries between
3,500 and 7,500kg
C1
7 1/2 Ton

Small Lorries with Trailer

Between 3,500 kg and 7,500 kg towing trailer over 750 kg total weight not more than
12,250 kg
C1 + E
7 1/2 Ton with Trailer

Large Lorries

All Lorries over 3,500 kg
any number of axles. It can
tow a single axle trailer up to 750 kg
C
HGV
2 or 3

Large Lorries with Trailer

Rigid Vehicles over 3,500 kg towing trailers over 750 kg
C + E
HGV1

Articulated Lorries

Articulated Lorries and rigid Vehicles over 3,500 kg and single axle trailers over 5,000 kg or any other trailer over 750 kg
C + E
HGV1

HGV – LGV
Are the same, one is British and the other is the European translation

 

C1 = 7.5 Ton
Provided that you have passed your car test before 01 / 01 / 1997 you can drive C1 check your licence for cat. C1 entitlement. If you have passed your car test after 31 / 12 /1996 you cannot drive C1

 

C and C+E
Minimum age of 18 with a full car licence you can take your HGV / LGV Cat C, this is what was once called HGV 3 or 2 After you pass your HGV / LGV Cat C, you can then take your HGV / LGV Class 1 which is now called C+E

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