Trailer Towing Training

Do you need a Category B+E Driving Licence to tow a trailer?

B+E training and the DVSA Test


Category B

You can drive a car or van up to 3500kb with a trailer up to 750kb. Maximum combined weight of 4250kg.


Category B+E

Changes to the licencing law 1st January 1997 mean you can drive a car or van with a trailer as long as both towing vehicle and trailer do not exceed 3500kg to increase your weight limit you need to complete a DVSA driving test which then can give you a maximum combined weight for both vehicle and trailer of 7,500kg.

If you passed on or after 19 January 2013, you can only tow a trailer of maximum 750kg regardless of towing vehicle size. If you need to tow in excess of 75okg then you need to do a B+E driving test. DS UK training providers will train all drivers from cars to vans or goods vehicle (up to 7,500kg).

If you are caught without the correct category on your licence you could be fined up to £2,500 receive a driving ban, and get up to 9 penalty points. The trailer may be impounded and your company can also be fined.

DS UK training provides one & half day and two & a half day training courses for the DVSA B+E driving test. For more information on training fees and test date availability, please contact Paul Murphy Mobile on 07812 063 669 or email: