A

ADR: Refers to the transport of hazardous materials by road. An ADR licence must be held in line with the European Agreement regarding the International Carriage of dangerous Goods by Road.

C

CPC: Certificate of Professional Competence

Category C / CAT C: Licence to drive rigid body vehicles that weigh over 3500kg, with a trailer up to 750kg

Category B+E / CAT B+E: Licence required to pull a trailer, caravan, horsebox or boat over 750kg if a practical driving test was passed after 1st January 1997

Category C1 / CAT C1: Licence required to drive vehicles that weigh between 3500 and 7500kg, with a trailer up to 750kg

Category C+E / CAT C+E: Licence required to drive vehicles over 3500kg, with a trailer over 750kg. Vehicles are commonly known as Artic, Class 1 or HGV

CV: Curriculum vitae

Class 1: An alternative name for Category C+E

Class 2: An alternative name for Category C

D

Driver CPC: Certification required alongside a licence for an individual to drive on a professional basis

E

Elite Driver Programme: Offers the opportunity for free Category C training and permanent employment on passing the practical test

F

Forklift: Industrial trucks used to lift and move materials short distances

H

HGV: Heavy Goods Vehicle

HiAb: A Swedish manufacturer of cranes, forklifts and tail lifts. Term is used to refer to any truck mounted crane.

L

LGV: Light Goods Vehicle

Licence: The qualification required to legally drive on the UK roads

M

Management CPC: Required certification for an operator of heavy goods or passenger carrying vehicles within a management team

Moffett: A vehicle with a truck mounted forklift

O

Operator’s Licence: The licence required by anyone who owns and operate a fleet of vehicles, and is paid to transport goods to others

P

PCV: Passenger carrying vehicle such as a bus or minibus

PSV: Public service vehicle; a PSV licence is required when carrying more than 9 passengers or charging separate fares for journeys in a smaller vehicle

R

RHA: Road Haulage Association

Rigid Vehicle: Refers to a Category C vehicle over 3500kg, with a trailer up to 750kg

T

Traffic Commissioners: The authority that issues operator licences

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