HaulMark Driver Training now offers Car and Large Trailer training (B+E) using premium and realistic equipment to enable you to tow horse boxes, plant, car transporter, hospitality, catering or livestock trailers and large caravans up to 3.5t
It is imperative not to mention a legal requirement for anyone towing, that before setting off, they ensure they have the correct licence and insurance to tow whatever the weight, that the vehicle is connected correctly and that the load is secure and within the limits for the vehicle.
Checks before you tow
Carry out the basic safety checks shown in this video to make sure that your vehicle and trailer are safe and legal.
Towing without the correct entitlement means you are also driving without insurance.
Licences issued from 1 January 1997
If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997 you can:
- drive a car or van up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM) towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM
- tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg
- MAM is the limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when it’s loaded.
- You have to pass the car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.
Licences issued before 1 January 1997
If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg MAM
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