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Licence Category C1+E will allow you to drive a 7.5 tonne vehicle
towing a trailer that exceeds 750kgs. If you passed your car driving
test prior to January 1997 then you will have gained a C1+E licence
but this is restricted to trailers not weighing more than 750kgs
(Total train weight of vehicle and trailer can not exceed 8250kgs).
If you are required to tow trailers that exceed 750kgs then you will be required to take a C1+E course and test, on passing the test you will be able to tow trailers up to 4500kgs (Total train weight of vehicle and trailer can not exceed 12000kgs).
Although you may have the Category C1+E on your current licence you will be required to have a medical to comply with current licensing legislation, apply for a provisional C1+E licence and take a theory test. Once your provisional licence has been approved and returned to you your theory test can be arranged.
If you are aged 45 years or older, you will need to renew your licence
to drive lorries, mini buses or buses every 5 years.
When you reach 65, you'll need to renew your licence every year. The rules will be changing for new and renewal bus and lorry licence's from 19 January 2013.
Drivers passing a driving test in categories C, CE, C1, C1E, D, DE, D1 or D1E, after 19 January 2013 will get a licence valid for 5 years. Every 5 years up to age 45, you will need to sign a declaration to show you still meet the medical standards.
After age 45, you will need to provide a medical examination report every 5 years to renew your driving entitlement.
56 days before your driving licence runs out, you will now receive
2 forms from DVLA:
Form D47P an 'application for renewal of lorry and bus entitlement'
Form D4 the medical examination report.
For further information about licensing or training, contact Gov.UK, for further information on other license upgrades select from the options below:-