The B+E test is based on the LGV driving test and consists of the following requirements:
- The ability to carry out safety checks on your vehicle and trailer
- The reversing exercise
- The braking exercise
- The drive
- Uncoupling and recoupling
Do you qualify?
If you passed your driving test after the 1st January 1997 (including re-tests) you must pass a practical category B+E test to tow a trailer which exceeds 750kg on a vehicle weighing 3,500kg; or vehicle and trailer/caravan/hourse box combination over 3,500kg.
Even if you have a pre-1997 driving license we strongly recommend our training courses for your safety and peace of mind.
The standard 'B' license will allow you to tow a combination (vehicle and trailer) with a Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) which does not exceed 3,500kg providing that the MAM of the trailer does not exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle.
If the MAM of the trailer is over 750kg you need to take the test if the following weight combinations apply:
- Either: The combined MAM of the car and trailer exceeds 3500kg (3.5 tonnes)
- Or: The MAM of the trailer is greater than the unladen weight of the towing vehicle