General Information

When it comes to upgrading to a heavy vehicle licence (MR/HR/HC/MC) there are certain rules and regulations to follow. We have made it easy for you with the below information that will help make the process to upgrade your licence that much easier. If you are unsure of any of the following you can always get in touch with us via phone or send through a quick inquiry

ROAD RULES THEORY TEST

When you are upgrading to a truck licence from your car licence you will need to sit a heavy vehicle road rules test. This is done at your nearest Transport and Main Roads customer service centre. You can practice the 10 theory questions test online by following the link below. You do not need to have completed the test before starting your lessons with us but you will need to complete it before sitting your on road practical test.

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU MUST BE 0.00 BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION (BAC) WHEN DRIVING TRUCKS

Transport and Main Roads states that you must have a BAC of 0.00 if you are driving or in charge of a:

  • Truck (any motor vehicle with a GVM greater than 4.5t).
  • A bus (build or fitted to carry more than 12 adults, including the driver.
  • An articulated motor vehicle (e.g B-Double, or road train)
  • A vehicle carrying a placard load of dangerous goods
  • A taxi, limousine or other vehicle that is available to be used, about to be used or being used to provide a public passenger service (for example, a driver of a ride-booking vehicle that is on duty to accept bookings).
  • A tow truck, pilot vehicle or escort vehicle escorting an oversize vehicle
  • A vehicle being used by a driver trainer to give driver training.
  • A specially constructed vehicle, including a tractor.

MEDICAL FITNESS TO DRIVE

f you apply or renew your Queensland driver licence, you must notify TMR about any medical condition that is likely to adversely affect your ability to drive safely.
You must notify us if after you get or renew your Queensland driver licence you develop a permanent or long-term medical condition, or if you have a permanent or long-term increase in, or other aggravation of a medical condition that is likely to affect your ability to drive safely.
If your condition is temporary you don’t need to notify us unless the medical condition becomes long-term or permanent and is likely to adversely affect your ability to drive safely.

Medical conditions

Some of the more common medical conditions that are likely to affect your ability to drive safely include:

  • Blackouts
  • Diabetes
  • Eye or vision problems
  • Heart disease
  • Neurological – Dementia, Stroke, Seizures or Epileps
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Sleep disorders.
  • Alcohol or Drug Dependency

Please visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/licensing/update/medical/fitness for further information.
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