This page has specialist questions for heavy vehicle drivers regarding Class 3 and 5 heavy vehicle dimensions.
You can use these questions to test yourself, or have a friend or family member test you.
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1 What is the maximum width permitted for a heavy trailer (other than an agricultural trailer) from its longitudinal centre line? _____ metre(s)
2 What is the maximum distance a load may extend behind the body of a trailer before an overdimensional flag is required? _____ metre(s)
3 What is the forward distance of a full trailer (other than a pole trailer), the front axle of which is steered by a towbar?
5 What is the maximum distance a load may extend out from the side of the body of a trailer before an overdimensional flag is required? _____ mm
6 What is the maximum permitted forward distance of a semi-trailer? _____ metre(s)
7 For a heavy full trailer, the maximum rear overhang including its load is the lesser of: _____ metres or _____
8 What is the maximum overall length for a truck and semi-trailer combination including its load? _____ metre(s)
9 What is the maximum overall length for any heavy motor vehicle towing two trailers and including their load? _____ metre(s)
10 What class of licence is required to drive a combination vehicle that has a gross combined weight of 25,500kg? Class _____
11 What is the lowest class of licence required to drive a combination vehicle that has a gross combined weight of 14,000kg? Class _____
12 What is the maximum height of a heavy motor vehicle from the ground?
13 What is the maximum forward distance for a heavy motor vehicle with a tow coupling? _____ metre(s)
14 During the hours of darkness, when the load you are carrying is greater than 1 metre wide and extends from the rear of the vehicle by more than 1 metre, what warning devices are required?