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On Road Trailer Towing Courses


Trailers are used extensively both in and outside work. You might be transporting a vital piece of agricultural equipment or simply hitching a car to a caravan. Whatever your needs, towing a trailer on public roads requires a high level of skill.

Learn to tow trailers on public roads with our one-day course. Our course involves a balanced mix of theory and practical sessions. It’s for very small groups, so you’ll be guaranteed plenty of one-to-one instruction. You’ll learn the ins and outs of safety and the legal requirements regarding trailers.

We’ll also give you an overview of the different types of trailers out there – and what they can and cannot do. Then it’s time for the hands-on sessions. You’ll learn to couple/uncouple and load your trailer. On-road practice follows, including key braking exercises.

On Road Trailer Towing Course Overview


  • Legal requirements – towing on-road
  • Weight limitations
  • Types of trailer and hitch – suitability for purpose and limitations of use
  • Causes of accidents
  • Coupling/un-coupling procedures
  • On-road trailer towing
  • Loading – effects on stability/control
  • Vehicle/trailer checks
  • Braking exercise
  • Limitations of braking system.

Learning Outcomes


  • Understand the legal requirements when towing trailers
  • Carry out equipment safety checks
  • Understand how the type and weight of a trailer affects on-road performance and safety
  • Understand the relationship between vehicle and trailer weights and limits and how they are affected by on-road use
  • Couple/uncouple the trailer from a vehicle
  • Understand the requirements of driving the vehicle and trailer combination on-road
  • Demonstrate competence in dealing with a variety of common on-road situations
  • Understand the main causes of accidents and what can be done to avoid them.

On Road Trailer Towing Training Courses


For more information on our on road trailer towing training or to discuss any other trailer or driver training courses please contact us using the form below

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