I’ve been involved in the driver training industry for over 17 years. If you need help with any aspect of gaining your B+E entitlement, even if it’s for some FREE advice on trailer training in Aberdeen please don’t hesitate to phone. Please note that I am more than happy to book your test for you too.
I am a fully qualified DVSA Registered Driving Instructor. DSA instructors have been tested on a regularly basis to ensure their quality of teaching is of high standard. I also have a disclosure Scotland Certificate.
Did You Know?
You may not be aware but if you passed your driving test on or after 1st January 1997 you are required to pass an additional trailer test in order to tow trailers over 750Kgs. Your insurance may not cover you if do not have this test.
A car licence category B only covers up to 3.5 tonnes.
It is recommended that you do not exceed 85% of the towing vehicle’s unladen weight, but you must not exceed its unladen weight. You also must not exceed the towing capacity of the towing vehicle.
Should you require training to help you pass this test then please contact us for prices, availability and areas covered.
B+E allows you to tow a combined weight of car and trailer up to 7000kg.
Covers horseboxes, caravans and all types of trailer (single and double axel).
Training covers manoeuvres, hitching and unhitching and general driving.
Safety aspects of loading and securing a load.
B+E entitlement keeps you within the legal requirements of the law.
The towing test, based on the HGV driving test, will take around an hour and includes an off-road section where you will be required to demonstrate your reversing skills and a controlled stop. The on-road section will incorporate urban areas and may include dual carriageways. Your eyesight will be checked and the examiner will also ask you to connect and disconnect the trailer.
Trailer Training In Aberdeen
In order to gain category B + E entitlement on your licence, you will need to pass a practical trailer towing test in addition to your normal driving test. You are eligible to take the towing (category E) test at the age of 17 but you must first hold your car (category B) driving licence.
“I passed my B and E trailer test first time having never drove with a trailer in my life. Toby is a great guy and very honest who made the lessons also enjoyable. He is also straight to the point and won’t just drag more and more lessons out of you. Would highly recommend Toby to anyone wanting to learn how to drive and can’t thank Toby enough!”
“I passed my trailer test with Toby recently. He is a very experienced instructor really knows what he is talking about and has a great setup for the training. Would definitely recommend him for anyone interested in doing their B+E training:) “
“Great instructor, great training, would highly recommend0 Streets Ahead for trailer training. Got pass first time with 6 hours training”
DVSA Registered Driving Instructor
TRaining for a Trailer Test
When drivers take Trailer Trailing with me, for the B+E Test, they usually only require 6 hours of training to pass. The majority with under 4 driver faults!
6 Hours Trailer Training and Test TIME
£450 + £115 Test Fee
Our trailer training course will be given over 3 days with one to one instruction at a convenient time. The B+E Test will be taken the following day subject to availability.
Training for a Trailer Test
You are permitted to practice, on the road, with a laden or unladen trailer provided you display ‘L’ plates to the front and rear of the towing vehicle and trailer. You must also be accompanied by a person who has either passed their driving test pre-1997, or held their ‘B+E’ licence for over three years.