How To Get a Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence in Qld

HEAVY RIGID (HR) Classification

With a HR licence you can drive an MR vehicle, a bus or truck (including a prime mover or a mobile crane) over 8t GVM with more than 2 axles. You can also tow a trailer with maximum weight of 9t GVM. You can also drive an articulated bus (a bus that can bend in the middle). For more information about heavy vehicle licence classification visit


  • $120 per hour for driving lessons (SUPER SPECIAL - 3hr lesson for only $320)

  • $360 for TEST and 1hr lesson prior to test

  • HR Roadranger Package Deal/ Course HR-9 ~ 7hrs training + test = $1,000

  • HR(B) Package Deal/ Course HR-6 ~ 4hrs training + test = $680

  • Package Deal Courses from Murrumba Downs or Redcliffe, Strathpine, Zillmere, Caboolture, Cleveland, Logan City, Wynnum, Maroochydore or Nambour

  • Additional Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) fees that applicant must pay - Theory Test Fee and Practical Test Booking Fee

  • If additional lessons or tests are required in Package Deal - customer will be charged at lesson by lesson rate

  • Which Truck is right for me? For the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to get your HR(B) licence - choose IAN WATSON'S Volvo with an Automatic gearbox.

  • Which Truck is right for me? For the best skills, knowledge and best licence and if you want to really learn how to drive a truck and be a truck driver - choose IAN WATSON'S GW400 UD Truck with a Roadranger gearbox.


Hi Ian, thank you again for your service and for your own and your staff’s guidance and professionalism. I passed my test first go, which a direct reflection of your great work. Alan is also a top bloke and a great instructor and I couldn’t have done it without you all. Thanks again!
— Jozef Lensen --- Truck Driver

Heavy Rigid Licence Details and Information


How To Pass Your Test Info and How To Drive

Gearbox Info

Road Ranger Training Videos

Luke Watson explains how to engage a gear, when your truck is stationary, without any grinding noises. The Eaton Fuller Road Ranger is the most common truck gearbox and finding a gear without grinding can be a challenge - but in this video Luke explain the clutchbrake and how to use it - so you can find a gear easily and swiftly.
How to do a hillstart in a truck that has an Eaton Fuller Road Ranger gearbox - explained by Luke Watson from . Also Luke explains how to select the right gear in a truck with a 10-speed, 13-speed, 18-speed and synchromesh transmission when taking off.
Luke Watson explains how the splitter works and how to split gears on a truck with a roadranger gearbox. Road Rangers make 13-speed, 10-speed, 9-speed, 15-speed and 18-speed transmissions and these types of gear boxes have splitters - this is how to use them correctly.
Luke Watson explains how to double the clutch and how to change gears in a truck with a roadranger gearbox. Eaton Fuller make 9-speed, 10-speed, 13-speed, 15-speed and 18-speed road-ranger transmissions and these crash box gear boxes are found in Mack, Kenworth, Isuzu, UD, Fuso, Freightliner, Peterbuilt, Western Star, Sterling, Hino and many other types of trucks and buses.