HR (Heavy Rigid) Synchromesh


This Heavy Vehicle License training course may be conducted in a Heavy Rigid Truck with a 9-Speed Synchromesh, Automatic Gearbox. the Licence issued will have a condition 'B' (can only drive vehicles with similar transmission)


Completing your Heavy Vehicle training course in this vehicle will allow you to drive:

  • Any rigid motor vehicle with 3 or more axles and a GVM of more than 8 tonnes.
  • Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9 tonnes GVM.
  • Ideal for interstate coach work, heavy haulage, demolition companies and agitators (concrete mixer/delivery trucks).
  • Extensively used by large fleet operators with modern vehicles. Eg Linfox, Toll, Star Track Express.
  • HR (Heavy Rigid) Synchromesh trucks are fitted with Synchromesh gearboxes. This gearbox type is common in later model (less than 10 years old) HR class vehicles and is similar to driving a manual car. You will also be able to drive automatic HR trucks with this licence upgrade. Please note that licenses acquired using vehicles that are fitted with a Synchromesh or Automatic gearbox will be endorsed with a “condition B” restriction - (You will not be licenced to drive a truck with a constant mesh or Roadranger gearbox).
  • THIS IS BECOMING COMMONPLACE FOR A HR (Heavy Rigid) LICENCE HOLDER. It will not restrict or limit your ability to drive MR, LR or class C vehicles.

Advantages of a Synchromesh or Automatic HR Licence Upgrade Course

  • Cost of training courses are substantially lower.
  • Courses are conducted in one day – reducing the time you need for training.
  • Courses are offered 7 days a week.
  • You have more time on the course to develop your road and reversing skills without the added stress of the Constantmesh (Roadranger) gearbox.

What you need to get your HR (Heavy Rigid) Licence

  • You need to have held a class C Licence (not including Learners) for two years or more. Second year of green P plates is acceptable.
  • Must have current manual car driving experience.
  • Pass an RMS HR Knowledge Test ($45 RMS fee)(class HR)
  • Pass an RMS Eyesight test and collect your HVCBA (Competency Based Assessment) learners log book and CBA guide book. ($27 RMS fee)
  • Contact ABC Driving School to book your 1 day HR course 9676 1113 (Western Sydney) or 43516477 (Central Coast). Please have your Log Book with you when you call, as there are details within the Log Book which we require for processing your booking.
  • A deposit is required to secure and confirm your booking which will be deducted from the total course cost. This is non-refundable if you cancel without 72 hours notice or if you are assessed and found not to have current manual experience.
  • Please note additional hours (if required), beyond the one day course are charged at $120 per hour.
  • After successfully finishing the course you will be issued with a 'Certificate of Competence'. Return to your local RMS Motor Registry or Service NSW shop and exchange your Certificate for your upgraded Licence. ($27 RMS fee)

Book a Lesson at

Arndell Park - 02 9676 1113

Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30 - 5.00pm, Sat 8.30 - 12.00

Tuggerah - 02 4351 6477

Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30 - 5.00pm, Sat 8.30 - 12.00

Newcastle - 02 4351 6477

Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30 - 5.00pm, Sat 8.30 - 12.00

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