What is the trailer licence

Towing a trailer without the correct licence can lead to a fine of up to £5000 and nine points on your driving licence.  Another important factor to consider is whether your insurance is valid if your are towing illegally. Should an accident occur, this may lead to more serous convictions.

Since the towing law has been passed it is not uncommon for people to be unaware that they are driving illegally. If this is the case for you, Towing Solutions can offer an intensive course to get you back on the road and towing legally.

Trailer B+E Test

Course Details

Introduction to the Car & Trailer B+E Test

B+E is the Driving Standards Agency practical driving test for car and trailer. No medical examination or additional theory test is required. The test is regarded by the DSA as the first step to driving Large Goods Vehicles and is examined accordingly.

The duration of the test is about an hour and a half. This driving test takes the candidate through a number of different exercises including a reversing exercise, coupling, uncoupling and a controlled stop. In addition to the trailer manoeuvring exercises the candidate must show the examiner skill and competency on the highway including junctions, roundabouts, lane control, mirror routines, hill starts, angled starts etc.

During the test you will be asked a number of preset questions called ‘show me, tell me’ which must be answered either verbally or practically demonstrated.

Successfully passing this test allows a driver to tow a trailer up to a gross weight (trailer including load) of 3500kg.(3.5 tons). This means a vehicle and trailer with a gross train weight of 7,000kg.(7 tons)

Trailer B+E Test


Details & Costs

For course details and costs or if you want more information please contact our office on 01625 433 251 and we will be pleased to help you.


"Like many others for several years I was unaware of the requirement or existence of the B+E trailer test. In fact I found out through my cousin who had also training with Towing Solutions. A phone call to Raessa at Towing Solutions provided me with all "
"I did my trailer training with John yesterday. He was brilliant and i feel very confident with regards taking the test."
"I just wanted to say thank you for some brilliant training provided last week. Not only did I pass my B+E test with only 4 minors, I feel much more confident with my driving generally and feel quite happy to use the trailer for work."