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 Heavy vehicle (LGV) theory tests


Try a random selection of questions for your large goods vehicle (LGV) licence which covers all the Highway Code sections. All practise questions are multiple choice and will challenge your knowledge of the road rules. Or pick a specific section below. The actual lorry test has 100 questions.

Vehicle Weights & Dimensions

Weight restrictions, speed limits and limiters, height and width signs

Drivers Hours & Rest Periods

Tachographs, EC and EU rules, driving while tired, overnight stops and mandatory rest periods

Braking Systems

Taking care of air brake systems, emergency stops, ABS, brake fade and escape lanes

The Driver

Seatbelts, driver behaviour, anticipating other road users' movements

The Road

Road conditions, overtaking, driving in poor weather, junctions and lane use

Accident Handling

Safety equipment, what to do in an accident, how to help at an accident scene

Vehicle Condition

Keeping your truck road-worthy, caring for its essential systems, and recognising warning lights

Leaving the Vehicle

Parking, entering and exiting your vehicle

Vehicle Loading

Loading and securing the load, unloading, and special signs for dangerous loads

Restricted View

Manoeuvring in traffic, blind spots, turning with large vehicles


Licence categories and restrictions, fines, SORN, CPC and MAM

Environmental Issues

Road damage, pollution, speed, spillages, reducing fuel consumption

Road & Traffic Signs

Different types of signs; shapes, colours, instructions and more

Other Road Users

Driving around motorcyclists, pedestrians, horse riders and other vehicles

Lorry licence advice

Types of licence

For medium-sized vehicles you can get a Category C1 licence which will allow you to drive a vehicle weighing between 3500-7500kg towing a trailer up to 750kg, or a Category C1+E licence which allows you to drive a medium-sized heavy vehicle with a trailer more than 750kg, but the trailer can't exceed the weight of the vehicle and the combined weight of both can't exceed 12000kg.

For large vehicles you can get a Category C licence which allows you to drive vehicles over 3500kg with a trailer of up to 750kg. If you want to tow a larger trailer, you need a Category C+E licence.

Taking your theory test

Make sure you do plenty of revision before you take the test. Get a good night's sleep and avoid foods and drinks that can affect your memory or make you tired. This website works on your smartphone or tablet, too, so you can be taking practise tests right up until just before you take the real test. Bookmark this site in your phone.

The test itself consists of a multiple choice test that features questions almost identical to the ones on this website, followed by a hazard perception test.

Taking your practical test

You will have spent a good deal of money practising for your heavy vehicle test, so it's important that you give yourself the best chance of passing. Many new drivers make simple errors by missing the basics that you would have learned with your car licence - things such as stop signs and tailgating.

Watch that you are choosing the appropriate gear and speed for each corner and that you don't cut the corner. Having a long wheelbase means that it's easier for you to run over kerbs and roundabouts, so remember to give yourself enough room when cornering.

Remember to use your mirrors, especially your passenger-side mirror.

Use the clutch smoothly and don't ride the clutch or coast when not in gear otherwise you lose the effect of engine braking.

Have your driving instructor tell you which are your weakest areas and then focus on those before your test.