Driving army trucks with troops in the back

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by APSED, Dec 3, 2003.

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  1. Does anyone know if you need a Cat D PCV licence to drive a Bedford with more than 8 troops in the back? I have a Cat C licence but not a Cat D1 or D and in theory can drive a Bedford or Daf with 22 people in the back but it is illegal for me to drive a minibus with no passengers, which seems a bit strange.
    Does anyone know if the Army has exceptions regarding PCV's?
  2. I think the army gets around this one by classing bedfords/dafs as dual purpose vehicles - so that Cat D isn't required. I've been driving troops around for ages and i certainly don't have a Cat D licence. so i think the answer is no - you don't need Cat D
  3. taken from the DVLA website. all the rest of the information will be crown exempt i should imagine, speak to MT they should have someone with information.
  4. I thought you had to pass the old RCT troop carrying test :lol: drive down a measured one mile pot holed road and hit every pothole with at least one case of slamming the brake on for no reason at all :lol:
  5. I don't know whether any one was around about 4 years ago when they was a huge panic on, about whether a Landy with a trailer constitued a C+E vehicle, or just a landy needed a coach license as it had seating capacity for too many people to be a car.

    Blind panic, no one moved for about 3 weeks till eventually the master driver got a slap and we carried on.

    Laugh I nearly exploded :lol: