Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Things You Need To Know When Enrolling For a Heavy Vehicle Training Course

by Clifton Barnes

Are you interested in heavy vehicle driving? Perhaps you are looking for ways to improve your employability or boost your employment options. A heavy vehicle licence can be a great option since it will enable you to pursue different career paths in the industrial, trucking, recreational, and agricultural sectors. If you are unemployed, a school leaver, or simply need to develop your skills in heavy vehicle driving, obtaining a heavy vehicle licence will enhance your skill set and is a great way to open up new employment opportunities. For this reason, when deciding which heavy vehicle training facility will get you there, here are a few things to consider.

Types of Licences Offered

There are five classes of heavy vehicle licences, including Multi Combination, Light Rigid, Medium Rigid, Heavy Rigid, and Heavy Combination. Not all heavy-vehicle driving schools may offer all these classes. Large trucking operators will use many Heavy Combination configurations in their fleet. For this reason, most of the heavy vehicle driving schools may offer training for a Heavy Combination licence. Therefore, find out whether the training facility offers the other four classes as well.

Mode of Training

Practical heavy driving instructions should be one-on-one training where you drive with the instructor beside you. It will be prudent to find out how many one-on-one hours of training you will receive. You don't want a one-on-two situation where you take turns with another learner. This is because one-on-one training is often the labour intensive component of your learning and you need to get its full benefit.


In nearly all the states, the training providers, if accredited to do so, can conduct the assessment. You need to find out whether the driving school does. If it doesn't, you will need an accredited assessor to assess you, which will most likely cost you an extra fee. However, if you are in a state that doesn't require training providers to assess their students to avoid conflicts of interest, your driving school should organise an assessment by independent third party assessors.

Training Environment

You may be completely wrong if you think that training around an industrial estate with very little hazards or traffic is the way to go. Train in an environment that's more representative of the various challenges you are likely to face when you are out driving by yourself. Driving schools that focus on such busy areas would be a great choice.

Driving schools like All Onsite Training and Assessment will be able to answer any of your questions about the process of getting your heavy vehicle licence.


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Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

If you want to save money and have your business run efficiently, you need to take care of your heavy construction equipment. You need to know how to service it, how to spot issues, when to hire versus buy equipment and many other issues. Hi, my name is Russel, and welcome to my blog. I have loved heavy equipment since I was a child pushing a toy dump truck up and down my carpet, and although I do not work in that industry, I remain extremely interested in it. This blog is my chance to "play" with heavy equipment. I thank you for reading, and I hope that you learn and enjoy!