National Certificate in Heavy Haulage



Training Fee

Transport and Logistics Level

Transport and Logistics Duration

Transport and Logistics Cost

3 and 4

9 to 12 Months

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These programmes recognise and certify heavy haulage operators and load pilots' existing skills, while those new to heavy haulage driving can effectively upskill to become efficient, knowledgeable and safe operators.


The Class 1 Pilot training programme takes 9 months to complete and provides drivers with the skills they need to:

  • Pilot overweight and over-dimension loads as a Class 1 or Class 2 pilot
  • Carry out pre-vehicle checks on light motor vehicles
  • Maintain personal health and safety and manage fatigue
  • Undertake route planning and understand consents and permits.

The Transportation training programme takes 12 months to complete and provides drivers with the skills they need to:

  • Plan for transporting overweight and over-dimension loads
  • Configure a specialist heavy haulage vehicle for transport of a load
  • Demonstrate knowledge of heavy combination, overweight and over-dimension vehicle dynamics for safe driving.

There’s also an optional strand in abnormal loads, covering transporting abnormal overweight or over-dimension loads by road.


Download the Heavy Haulage factsheet PDF - 1.9 MB


If you hold a full driver licence (applicable to the relevant vehicle class) and are working as a Heavy Haulage Operator or Load Pilot Driver with an employer keen to support you, contact MITO and you’ll soon be on the road to being qualified.