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Light Rigid (LR) Licence

Light Rigid

A Light Rigid (LR) Truck Licence enables you to operate vehicles with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) exceeding 4.5 tonnes but not exceeding 8 tonnes and tow a trailer that does not exceed 9 tonnes. This licence grants you access to a wide range of vehicles, including small trucks, buses, and motor homes, opening doors to diverse career opportunities and personal pursuits in the driving industry.

Eligibility Requirements


To be eligible to upgrade to a Light Rigid licence if you have had a car licence for 1 year, not including your learner licence. This means that you could apply for this licence if you have had your red provisional licence for more than 12 months or you are on your first year of your green provisional licence.

What will be Covered in the Training

At Truckability Truck Training, our LR licence training program covers a variety of essential topics and practical skills to prepare you for success. Here's what you can expect to learn during your training:

  1. Vehicle Familiarisation: You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of LR trucks, including their components, systems, and operational features. From engine mechanics to braking systems, you'll learn how to operate these vehicles safely and efficiently.

  2. Pre-Operational Checks: We'll teach you how to conduct thorough pre-operational checks to ensure the LR truck is in a roadworthy condition before each journey. This includes inspecting tires, lights, brakes, fluid levels, and overall vehicle condition.

  3. Safe Driving Practices: Defensive driving techniques, hazard perception, and risk management strategies specific to LR truck operation will be emphasised. You'll learn how to anticipate and respond to potential hazards on the road, ensuring the safety of yourself and others.

  4. Manoeuvring and Handling: Practice makes perfect when it comes to manoeuvring LR trucks. You'll develop your skills in turning, reversing, parking, and navigating tight spaces under the guidance of experienced instructors.

  5. Road Rules and Regulations: Understanding and adhering to relevant road rules, traffic regulations, and legal requirements are essential aspects of LR licence training. You'll study traffic laws applicable to LR truck drivers, ensuring lawful and responsible operation on the roads.


Types of Vehicles You Can Drive with an LR Licence


Upon successfully obtaining your LR licence, you'll have the authority to operate a variety of vehicles within the specified weight range. Examples include:

  1. Small Trucks: LR licence holders can drive small trucks commonly used for deliveries, transportation of goods, and commercial purposes.

  2. Buses: You'll be qualified to drive small buses, including minibuses and shuttle buses, designed to transport passengers.

  3. Motor Homes: LR licence holders can operate motor homes and recreational vehicles (RVs) with a GVM not exceeding 8 tonnes, enabling adventurous travel experiences.


Book Your LR Licence Course with Truckability Truck Training

Ready to embark on your LR licence journey? Enrol in Truckability Truck Training's comprehensive LR licence training program today based in Penrith, Sydney, NSW. Our experienced instructors and commitment to excellence will ensure you receive top-notch instruction tailored to your needs.


Head to our Book Online page to secure your spot now! We offer our one day LR Course in Sydney for $890.

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