B+E Towing Training
B+E Towing Training
We offer B+E towing training for all levels of ability and experience. No matter what level you’re at, we’re here to help
We offer familiarisation towing training, from horsebox and boats to mobile catering units!
See explanation below of the law regarding trailers & towing
You can tow a trailer weighing up to 3500 KG MAM with a B licence.
The trailer’s length excluding the A-frame, must not exceed 7 metres, and the width not exceed 2.55 metres.
Suppose you will use your category B/B+E licence to tow a trailer for commercial gain, i.e. for hire or reward purposes. In that case, you may need to adhere to driver’s hours’ regulations and obtain an operator’s licence unless you are exempt.
Focus Driver Training can facilitate your trailer towing needs, whatever level of ability, for individuals who need basic familiarisation and trailer handling skills to corporate training for companies aiming to meet their obligations under HSE and the driving at work regulations! Towing training is as much about your driving skills as your towing and uncoupling/recoupling skills. Our courses will fully prepare you to tow your trailer from small box trailers to large car transporter trailers. We cover reversing principles and practice and allow plenty of time to allow yourself to familiarise with the trailer using various reversing exercises. We also thoroughly cover the uncouple/recouple exercise several times and assess your driving skills. We give you a full report after each session, offering coaching and instruction to help encourage a style of driving far more conducive to towing trailers.
- Our course materials complement your practical training, and we have a range of resources to assist, including online training
- Our experienced and first class Instructors provide expert advice, and can tailor your training to suit your experience and ability
We’ve helped hundreds of drivers to acquire new trailer towing and reversing skills.
- We can also give you advice or training in regard to Drivers Hours regulations, Working Time Directive and Operator Licencing
Focus Driver Training can facilitate your trailer towing needs to suit your availability. We recognize that taking time off work to do your training can impact on you financially, and/or require valuable annual employment leave, therefore we can arrange your training early in the morning, late afternoons and/or on Saturday’s. You are welcome to use your own vehicle for your training or you can use ours.
The main towing training aspects covered throughout the training:
- Driving skills assessment and coaching
- Reversing practice
- Uncoupling and recoupling the trailer
- Towing legalities
Focus Driver Training Ltd can facilitate your towing training needs, whatever your level of ability we can help.
Do you need to tow your caravan or mobile catering unit, or horsebox? Our training courses cover what you can tow, towing weight and width limits and towing equipment.
To tow trailers and use vehicles and trailer combinations heavier than what’s allowed with a B/B+E licence, you need to apply for a provisional licence for a medium-sized lorry and trailer (category C1+E).