Category C

The C category includes lorries with maximum mass above 3500 kg.

C category

Technical characteristics of category C motor vehicles:

  • A vehicle intended for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass exceeding 3500 kg.
  • There can be up to eight passenger seats.
  • Can tow a light trailer (maximum mass up to 750 kg).

You can train to become a C category lorry driver from the age of 20.5, provided you have held a category B driving licence for at least six months (provisional licence and limited right to drive are not taken into account).

Learn more about training and exams for category C.