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Heavy Duty and Light Duty technicalities

Posted: September 9th, 2007, 12:00 am
by realjitsu
Hear what, if all yuh answer my questions, it wouldnt just be for me, but for quite a bit of people that asking me the same questions as well.

It have a rel nice Mercedes Benz 280GE Jeep by meh padna. Now the thing is, I still 17 and I'll have a lisence within a few weeks. The problem is, that vehicle REL heavy, and from what my pop's say, I'll hadda have a heavy duty lisence (which I cah get till I 21) if I wanna drive anything like that vehicle. Now personally I cah afford a vehicle like that, I was looking at something like a nissan patrol (2 door). Then I hear from a nex padna that I could drive it but if it loaded then I go need the heavy duty lisence... somebody clear dis ting up fuh meh nuh... answers please? :?

Posted: September 9th, 2007, 1:02 am
by wagonrunner
Depends on what it is registered as.

Our Cherokee sport was licensed as a P rivate vehicle, and anyone with a class iii permit, can legally drive it.

Posted: September 9th, 2007, 1:52 am
by equipped2ripp
even if it's a P or T, you could drive it with class 3.

realjitsu, if it's a jeep, you could drive it. you won't need a heavy-t or extra heavy-t for it.

Posted: September 9th, 2007, 8:12 am
by hondatorque
good question

Posted: September 9th, 2007, 4:57 pm
by realjitsu
Thanks for the input fellaz. My pops was telling me that 95/100 times police go stop you (even in a road block they should let you pass) but if it lookin like dey could ruff you up for the sheit of it, they could make yuh life miserable. (Daz if is a REL heavy SUV or truck)

Posted: September 10th, 2007, 10:23 am
by bleedingfreak
The vehicles go by the MGW... If the MGW is 3500 kgs and over you will need to register it as a class 4 (heavy T) motor vehicle.

But more than likely it will be registered as a Private vehicle and not a transport vehicle cause they dont licence SUV's, station wagons as "T" unless it is registered in a company name... and even then! Is real pressure

Posted: September 13th, 2007, 2:53 pm
by Stuckindmud
Bleeding freak is right.
It depends on the MGW of the vehicle. Check your regulations booklet , it should have teh range of weights and what class it falls in.

Posted: March 12th, 2008, 9:52 pm
by wagonrunner
regarding them class weights,...............i found this on the ministry's website (click the link in the quote)
<a href="http://gov.tt/citizen/service.aspx?id={2CF00D95-BE7E-4456-9048-EDFEFE663A83}">Motor Vehicle Classification</a> wrote:Class 1
Motorcycles

Class 2
Wheel Tractors

Class 3
Light motor vehicles (including private motor cars, taxis with a tare weight not exceeding 2270 kilograms, maxi taxis whatever their tare weight and light goods vehicles not exceeding a maximum gross weight of 2950 kilograms.

Class 4
Heavy motor vehicles (including motor vehicles with a maximum gross weight of more than 2950 kilograms but less than 15240 kilograms).

Class 5
Extra heavy motor vehicles (including motor vehicles with a maximum gross weight of more than 15000 kilograms).

Class 6
Motor omnibuses.

Class 7
Motor vehicles not specified in Classes 1 to 6.

does anyone know the procedure for obtaining a class 4 (heavy T) permit?

Posted: March 13th, 2008, 10:14 am
by Stuckindmud
The procedure for getting class 4 is the same as a class3 - make an appoinment , write regs , do driving test . bribe the corrupt lic officer. ..

One more thing to know - you WILL be required to do a medical , both for the original issue lic as well as everytime you renew your permit.

Posted: March 13th, 2008, 10:55 am
by wagonrunner
Are the regs different? or identical to class 3?

Posted: March 13th, 2008, 12:03 pm
by Stuckindmud
Regs similar but not the same. There are some specifics to the HeavyT that you`d need to know in addition to the regular stuff
I cant deny the stuff yougot off the site , but the weight ranges sound a bit off.

Some ppl tend to go for a taxi lic. at the same time, because both require the medical be done etc. I didnt.

Posted: March 16th, 2008, 8:58 am
by bleedingfreak
Class 4 is a little different as you will have to drive the vehicle - usually a 1 ton truck - without looking around behind you or using your rear view mirror. You have to drive with ONLY your side mirrors. Makes sense as it is a cargo carrier.

Regs are different in that they ask you about hitching trailers, axle & tow weights, turning radius, etc etc. All of which can be found in the study guide. btw

Posted: March 17th, 2008, 5:15 pm
by Stuckindmud
yup
freak is on target there.

Posted: March 17th, 2008, 7:02 pm
by wagonrunner
bleedingfreak wrote:Class 4 is a little different as you will have to drive the vehicle - usually a 1 ton truck - without looking around behind you or using your rear view mirror. You have to drive with ONLY your side mirrors. Makes sense as it is a cargo carrier.

Regs are different in that they ask you about hitching trailers, axle & tow weights, turning radius, etc etc. All of which can be found in the study guide. btw

lol, kindof the way i drive the wagon with load, and well the lighter pickups with load. cool. will try to do start this when next i have some free time.

Posted: March 18th, 2008, 1:23 pm
by Stuckindmud
Goodluck buddy...

be warned though , some lic officers spend too much time with the cars ,
they often think they need some grease to do their job!!

Posted: March 18th, 2008, 3:17 pm
by bleedingfreak
Heh...

I have experience with this.
They are WAY harder on class 4 and 5 applicants than anything else.

Posted: March 18th, 2008, 7:29 pm
by wagonrunner
thanks, BTW, anyone has a soft-copy of the study guide?

Posted: March 19th, 2008, 6:48 am
by wagon r
i have one......but i cyar throw at you while zoomin down the h/way in the morning..... :lol: :lol:

Posted: March 19th, 2008, 6:20 pm
by bleedingfreak
wagon r wrote:i have one......but i cyar throw at you while zoomin down the h/way in the morning..... :lol: :lol:


Blue Ranger fella real show off these days boy!

The regs book is like $20 ( i think) in lic off anyways...

Any BTW, if you want to do your driving test same day after you pass regs, you can :)

That's how it works for Heavy T