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HR

Heavy Rigid (HR class) is the third-highest ranking class out of the five categories of a heavy vehicles licence. Heavy vehicles include all motor vehicles over 4.5 tonnes. HR class generally pertains to all motor vehicles that have 3 or more axles and over 8,000 kg in Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM). This vehicle assessment, however, may vary based on the state.

HR class licence allows you to drive most motor vehicles or combinations except for vehicle combinations that qualify for the higher heavy vehicle licence classes – Multi Combination (MC class) and Heavy Combination (HC class) – or motorcycles This licence is generally required for tow truck driving, furniture removal transport, and concrete agitator driving.

Heavy vehicle licencing is administered by state and territory road authorities and thus licence eligibility requirements per state often vary.

Requires Car (class C) licence held for a minimum of 24  months

Requires Car (class C) licence held for at least 24 months, HR knowledge test, eyesight test, and either completion of Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) or driving test

Requires either Car (class C) licence held for at least 24 months or Medium Rigid  (MR class) or Light Rigid (LR class) licence held for at least 12 months, driving lessons from a driver with a current HR or higher licence, completion of various heavy vehicle tests and assessments

Requires either Car (class C) licence held for at least 24 months or Medium Rigid  (MR class) or Light Rigid (LR class) licence held for a minimum of 12 months

Requires either Car (class C) licence held for at least 24 months or Medium Rigid  (MR class) or Light Rigid (LR class) licence held for at least 12 months and completion of Heavy Vehicle CBT&A course

Requires minimum age of 20 years, Car (class C) licence held for at least 24 months, rigid road rules knowledge test, completion of either National Competency Test or National Accredited Course and Competency Assessment

Requires Car (C class) licence held for a minimum of 24 months

Requires either Car (C class) licence held for a minimum of 12 months or Medium Rigid  (MR class) or Light Rigid (LR class) licence held for a minimum of 12 months

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