14 Broken Hill Road
Kenepuru, Porirua
Wellington 5022
Office: 04) 237 5950
Email: pania@driveright.nz


Class 3 vehicles are quite rare. A Class 3 vehicle is a combination vehicle

(truck and trailer unit) with a GCM (Gross Combined Mass) of 25,000kg or less.


For example:
  • Some articulated car transporters - a two axle tractor unit with a single axle semi trailer, as below
  • Some articulated horse transporters
  • Some articulated bread trucks
Class 3 truck

What you need to know:

  • Class 3 is not a required step in the graduated driver licence system (you can get your Class 4 without having your Class 3)
  • Most combination vehicles are Class 5 vehicles as they have a GCM of over 25,000kg.
  • If you get your Class 5 Licence, the Class 3 will be put onto your licence automatically.
  • If you specifically need a Class 3 licence you must have held your Class 2 Full Licence for at least six months, or 3 months if you are over 25, before you can obtain your Class 3 Learner Licence from a Licensing Agency (e.g. AA.)
  • The Class 3 Learner Licence test is a multiple-choice, computer-based test (35 questions) and is the same test as for Class 5 Learner Licenses.
  • You can do a course with us for your Class 3 Full Licence but because it is a rare course we do not own a Class 3 vehicle, so you will need to supply your own Class 3 vehicle for the practical assessment.
  • Also because the Class 3 Licence is so rare we do not have a set course cost for it (depends on your circumstances.) Please discuss your situation with us.