Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What do I need to do to acquire a Heavy Vehicle licence?

  1. First of all, you need to hold your car licence for 1 year if you are applying for a MR licence, and 2 years if you are moving straight from a car licence to a HR.
  2. If you have held a HR licence for 12 months then you can either upgrade to a HC class or head straight into one of our 2 day B-Double courses.
  3. It helps if you have already completed your written test at Queensland Transport, however this is not entirely necessary for you to start your lessons with Brisbane Truck School.

How many lessons do I need? 

  • Each individual is different in how they learn and how quickly they pick new things up - the learning time can vary from person to person.
  • However, we generally find most people tend to take about 3 lessons and a lesson before the driving test at Queensland Transport for the Light to Medium Rigid vehicles, and 6-10 lessons (7 lessons on average) and a lesson before the driving test at Queensland Transport for Heavy Rigid and Heavy Combo. 

Can you book my test for me? 

  • Yes! We like to organise your test so, we can ensure that the vehicle and your instructor is available to accompany you for the test.

What is a booking fee? 

  • A booking fee of $60.00 is payable when we book your practical exam with Queensland Transport.
  • Other expenses associated with your licensing at Queensland Transport would be the Written Test Fee of $20.20. The written test consists of 10 multiple choice questions and has to be completed 48 hours before your practical test. (prices are subject to change). 

How do I pay for my lesson? 

  • We accept Eftpos, Cash, Direct Deposit and Cheques. All lessons are to be paid for on the day or in advance. 

Where do I attend lessons? 

  • 22 North Road, Wynnum West. Type our company name or address into Google.Your last lesson will be near the Qld transport office just prior to your practical driving test.

What else can we offer you that the others can’t? 

  • BTS can offer you a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the class of vehicle you wish to gain a licence in.
  • Fatigue management training that allows you to drive for longer duration each day.
  • Load restraint training.
  • Courses in completing work diaries.
  • Chain of responsibility courses.

 

Looking for more information?

Contact us: 1300 438 542 or email info@brisbanetruckschool.com

Handy websites

Heavy vehicle links

Queensland Transport 

Department of Transport and Main Roads 

Transport Network Australia

Australian Driver Trainer's Association

Transport News

Australian Transport News

Big Rigs

Truck Sales

Funding

BERT Funding

Employer funding - Qld Government