© Gold Town Driving School, Gympie, Queensland, Australia - John Clifford - 2017

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Load Restraint Guide

The Load Restraint Guide 2018 provides transport drivers, operators, and other participants in the transport chain of responsibility with basic safety principles which should be followed for the safe carriage of loads on road vehicles.

Isuzu FVD 1000 MR/HR Combination

   Introducing our newest addition to the Gold Town Driving School Fleet. Our vehicle represents a  majority of the trucks in these licence classes of the industry.  It comes equipped with an 9 speed synchromesh gearbox that has a low and high range gear selector ('Splitter'). It does not cover  road-ranger gearbox equipped vehicles.  As fleets have modernised the trend has been for synchromesh gearboxes.  This trend is even now swinging towards automatic .This vehicle has the ability to convert from an MR to a HR class vehicle by simply dropping an axle.

Licence Requirements - MR

    (2 axles with GVM greater than 8 tonne)

  • Driver must have held their licence for at least 1 year.

  • Must complete a written test with the QLD department of transport - Click here to go to the practice test.

  • Driver must display their competency in the vehicle

1 hour casual lessons - $115.00 (Synchromesh Only)

2 hour Starter Package - $225.00 (Synchromesh Only)

Practical Test - $330.00 (Includes QT Booking Fee, 1 hour Pre-test lesson and Test)    

MR 4 hour Package - $450.00 (Synchromesh Only)

Licence Requirements - HR

     (3 or more axles with GVM greater than 8 tonne)

  • Driver must have held their licence for at least 2 years or MR licence for 1 year.

  • Must complete a written test with the QLD department of transport - Click here to go to the practice test.

  • Driver must display their competency in the vehicle

1 hour lessons - $120.00 (Synchromesh Only)

2 hour Starter Package - $230.00 (Synchromesh Only)

Practical Test - $360.00 (Includes QT Booking Fee, 1 hour Pre-test lesson and Test)    

HR 4 hour Package - $460.00 (Synchromesh Only)

Our Truck Instructor Team   

Tony Milekic

29 years of extensive driver education and lecturing.

Tony holds qualifications as a nationally recognised trainer and assessor, TAE and TLI Cert IV
Army truck and trailer trainer
Licensed Vicroads heavy vehicle assessor - #1621
QLD industry authority and Victorian DIC
Coded in many army vehicle qualifications.

Patient Transport officer and trainer 8 years.
Holds a Working with Children card.  

He also is a holder of a Ten years Diligent and Ethical Service medal from Victoria Police and has been a trainer, lecturer and consultant to six different government departments, two universities [Emergency paramedic driving] specifically in the latest Low Risk Driving concepts and research. 

Load Restraint Guide Light Vehicle

A complementary guide to help light vehicle drivers safely restrain their load is also available. A light vehicle is any car, ute, van, truck or trailer that has a gross vehicle mass up to 4.5 tonnes. You can download a copy of the Load Restraint Guide 2018 for Light Vehicles.

Dangerous Goods code

It is important that everyone involved in transporting dangerous goods understands their responsibilities to help prevent and/or reduce damage to people, property and the environment.

Download a copy of the Australian Code for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail Edition 7.6.

Qsafe Manual

Your Guide to the Q-SAFE: Practical Driving Test

This manual is used to guide Driver Examiner’s through the requirements and procedures of the Q-SAFE practical driving test. Learner drivers can also read this guide to help them prepare for their Q-SAFE practical driving test.

John Clifford

Over 30 years of transport industry experience.

John holds qualifications as a nationally recognised trainer and assessor, TAE and Transport and Logistics- Road Transport Heavy Vehicle Driving Instruction Cert IV (Multi Combination),

QLD Industry authority.
Former Ambulance service driver trainer.

John also has over 500,000 kms international driving experience, driving heavy combination vehicles in snow, ice and a variety of varying terrains.

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