An LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle) is a commercial vehicle up to 3.5t. Such vehicles can be driven on a regular licence where the driver has a category B entitlement (car).
With a Category B entitlement, if you passed your driving test before 1st January 1997, you are usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination of up to 8,250kg MAM. If you passed on or after 1 January 1997, you can drive vehicles up to 3,500kg MAM with up to 8 passengers.
We provide bespoke LCV driver training and have full UK coverage. All training takes place in your own vans.
How We Help:
Compared to larger commercial vehicles, LCVs are considered easier to drive. However, for new or inexperienced drivers, they can be quite intimidating. Therefore, we have designed an LCV driving course for drivers that:
- Are new to driving LCVs and need a bespoke driving course to help increase their skill and safety
- Already driving an LCV but need additional help – maybe they are having too many collisions or have specific issues that need addressing.
We can train between one and 1,000 drivers.
A large number of collisions in LCVs occur during reversing and other similar low-speed manoeuvres. The larger dimensions and the essential use of mirrors (much more than in cars) can be an issue for some drivers.
What We Cover:
During our LCV / van driving course, we focus on a wide range of points, including:
- Discussing with the LCV driver their driving history to date and what they feel they would like to improve on when driving.
- Sometimes, the point above is better discussed with the driver’s line manager if the delegate is facing issues which they may not fully be in favour of, such as doing the course as part of a disciplinary.
- Making an initial assessment of the driver, following a ‘settling in’ drive.
- Discussing the driver’s current driving style and how we can help to further improve – working with them
- Forward planning and observation
- Mirrors and the importance of such
- Key differences between cars and LCVs
- Dealing with road rage
- Speed awareness
- How stress and busy workloads can impact on safer driving
- Driver training on motorways along with rural and urban roads
Bespoke Around The Driver:
As the training is bespoke to the driver, we can focus on more specific points if needed; the above are just some of the main points we look at. Some drivers may need specific help with manoeuvres, while others may need help with their speed awareness and dealing with road rage. We have trained over 100,000 drivers and know the importance of bespoke training.
After the training you will receive a full driving report, which will outline the driving standard both before and after the training. We measure a driver in 20+ key areas and score them either excellent, very good, good, adequate or poor. We do this at the start and the end, so you can see the improvement and in what areas. There will also be notes from the tutor too.
Common LCVs we have provided driver training in:
Ford Transits – Renault Traffic – Mercedes Sprinter and Citan – Vauxhall Vivaro – Citroen Berlingo – Peugeot Boxer – Volkswagen Transporter – Ford Ranger and more….
Prices & Course Duration:
We can provide a full day (7hrs) and a half day (3.5hrs) across the UK. A full day is £370 + vat, and a half-day is £250 + vat. You have the option of booking a session online here. Alternatively, you can talk to us beforehand with any questions you may have.
Our tutors are highly experienced in delivering van driver training. Since 2011, we have provided van driver training for over 1,000 companies around the UK.
Please use the contact form on the upper right of this page, and a member of our team will be able to confirm a quote based on the numbers you are looking to train. We can train as few as one driver or as many as 100+