B+E Car & Trailer

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Please call us for advice if you are unsure on 01162 877692

B+E means "Car or Van, towing a trailer, caravan or horsebox".

The B+E (car and trailer) test was first introduced after changes were made to the driving licence laws which came into effect on 1st January 1997. Therefore, if you passed after this date, in order to drive a car or van towing a trailer (or caravan or horsebox) with a gross train weight exceeding 3500kg you are required by law to take B+E test (normally towing a trailer weighing over 750Kg gross weight).

The B+E test will be conducted in three parts- Reverse, un-couple, couple-up, Road Drive. These tests are carried out at either our own LGV (HGV) test centre or at Leicester, Cannock Street test centre, by LGV examiners authorised by the DRIVER and VEHICLE STANDARDS AGENCY (DVSA). The test follows the same Vocational test format as an articulated LGV (HGV) test.

Many of our customers already hold the B+E licence category, but want to do some training to learn how to handle and reverse a trailer correctly or just to gain confidence. We can design a training course to suit the individual's needs. These courses have been highly praised by all who have taken them.

Here's a small selection of our customers comments on our Category B+E training course.:-

"Took my B+E Training with Data Academy, From start to finish absolute top class! Spotless Motors" - J.Y

"Fantastic! From Start - Finish. There are lots of horror stories about people getting ripped off by rogue HGV Training Companies so i was apprehensive! Data Academy put my mind at ease from the very first enquiry" -A.H.

“A friendly and approachable company who really work hard to help you gain that qualification you need! ” - C.J.

The previous company I had been trained by came no-where near to your standard. Immediately from the time of my B + E assessment to the pre-test tuition I realised how much better and professional your company was” -L.H.

Huge thanks to instructor Roger Ellis and the enitre team at Data Academy” - Horse and Hound Magazine. Towing feature Video.Horse and Hound Video

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Our B+E training is conducted in Leicester, and tests taken at our own accredited DVSA testing area by a DVSA Examiner. If you have different requirements please contact us on 0116 287 7692.