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.
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
Driver CPC: Certification required alongside a licence for an individual to drive on a professional basis
Elite Driver Programme: Offers the opportunity for free Category C training and permanent employment on passing the practical test
Forklift: Industrial trucks used to lift and move materials short distances
HGV: Heavy Goods Vehicle
HiAb: A Swedish manufacturer of cranes, forklifts and tail lifts. Term is used to refer to any truck mounted crane.
LGV: Light Goods Vehicle
Licence: The qualification required to legally drive on the UK roads
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
Operator’s Licence: The licence required by anyone who owns and operate a fleet of vehicles, and is paid to transport goods to others
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
RHA: Road Haulage Association
Rigid Vehicle: Refers to a Category C vehicle over 3500kg, with a trailer up to 750kg
Traffic Commissioners: The authority that issues operator licences
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