tips before getting a heavy vehicle licence

Important Tips Before Getting A Heavy Vehicle Licence

So are you getting close to your heavy-duty driving test day and you’re not quite sure what to expect? Not knowing how things go on test day has affected many candidates and made them perform below what they could have during the test. At Highway Truck we take the time to prepare all our drivers for their exams. This not only includes the technical knowledge we also motivate them so that they are at their best on the test day. By so doing we have had very good outcomes. 

Below are some top tips on what you can expect during your heavy-duty driving test. 

Your trainer may change during the test

A lot of trainers also work as assessors. During your test, your trainer may not behave the same or be as helpful as they were before when you were preparing for the test. Test conditions are not the same as training conditions. Do not let this startle you or start thinking that the assessor is out to get you. They are just doing their job and you should focus on remembering all that they taught you instead.

There will be a camera recording your every move

We all get camera shy at times but during the test, time do not let this affect your performance. The camera will not only be recording what you do and how you react to different situations on the road, but it will also record your assessor so that you can get a fair outcome. If you think of the camera presence in a positive light, you are more likely going to perform better.

The test time cannot be changed on short notice

All heavy vehicle training organisations must adhere to certain guidelines. For testing, this means that the authorities must be informed of all testing times in advance. Once a given time has been set for a test, it can’t be changed or swapped for another time slot. To help with this, at Highway Truck Driving School we do all we can to make sure that all our clients are on time for their test.  

What to expect during the test

During your test, you will not just be taken on a random route. All tests are standardised and there is a checklist of skills that you must pass before you complete the test. These tasks are rigorous and challenging but do not let that get to you. At Highway Truck Driving School, we make sure that you will not get any surprises during your test. You would have already practised everything before test day.

Now that you know why you must choose Highway Truck Driving School, contact us today and we will be able to help you get your truck licence in Sydney.