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Accelerate Your HGV Driving Career with Goldstar Transport Training


As one of the top container haulage companies in the UK, Goldstar Transport has proudly supported drivers through our renowned Training Academy for the past decade.

Last month, we announced to the world that we were opening up our services to the public, offering tailored learning experiences to kickstart a fulfilling career as a C+E driver. Whether you’re a beginner, an experienced driver, or a business looking to upskill your team – we’re here to help you chart the safest path to success in the haulage industry.

Unlocking Haulage Horizons with Goldstar’s New Driver Training

We asked our Training Manager Mark Liggins his thinking behind the newly expanded Goldstar Driver Academy.

“It’s simple really, our highly skilled instructors have spent many years training our own drivers – with great success – so, why not open it up to businesses and individuals alike?
One of the team has won LGV Instructor of the Year and another was a finalist; in fact, between us all, we have over 90 years of experience on the road. If you’re keen to upskill your driving – apply today – I’m confident you won’t regret it!”

As new recruits flock to the Goldstar Training Academy, we’d like to introduce you to one of our most requested (and now most popular) courses – Total HGV Driving.

Precision Learning Tailored Just for You at Goldstar Transport Training

Our total HGV Driving course is perfect for anyone looking to upgrade their driving licence from:

B (Car) to C+E (Artic)

C (Rigid) to C+E (Artic)

D (Bus) to C+E (Artic)

Our instructors are all fully qualified under the National Register of Instructors (NRI) and deliver top-notch driver training. We customise each course to match your skill level, ensuring a relaxed, professional, and friendly learning environment that will get you exactly where you want to be.

Take Control of Your Career and gain your Licence with Goldstar’s C+E LGV Driver Training Options

C+E is the highest qualification you can get for HGV driving. With this, you’ll be at the peak of your game, unlocking the potential for maximum earnings and opening up your career with the ability to drive for short hauls, long journeys, and even internationally.

Our C+E Driver Training program is really comprehensive, meaning you’ll train in the following areas:

  1. Daily Vehicle Checks: Learn to perform essential daily vehicle inspections.
  2. Safe Uncoupling/Recoupling: Master safe and efficient trailer uncoupling and recoupling.
  3. Defensive Driving: Acquire defensive driving skills for road safety.
  4. Junction Planning: Develop positioning strategies for various junctions.
  5. Reversing Techniques: Practice diverse reversing scenarios for proficiency.
  6. Fuel Efficiency: Discover fuel-efficient techniques, including exhaust brake and cruise control usage.
  7. Vehicle Safety: Understand vehicle safety fundamentals.
  8. Test Area Familiarisation: Get to know the test area.
  9. Test Preparation: Thoroughly prepare for your test.
  10. Additional Learning: Cover any other necessary aspects during your learning journey.

We offer a dedicated reversing area on-site, which is DVSA approved. Here, you’ll practice and hone your reversing skills, ensuring you’re fully comfortable with the test procedures before your official examination. It’s also where you’ll complete your off-road manoeuvring test, a crucial step before the on-road test.

Our training vehicles are modern Mercedes Actros models with automatic transmissions, carefully selected to be easy to learn in while ensuring you familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date in-cab technology . Each vehicle comfortably accommodates up to two trainees and an instructor.

All our Goldstar HGV training takes place at our Woolpit, Suffolk training base, utilising DVSA driving test centres in Ipswich, Norwich, or Chelmsford. We’re dedicated to helping you achieve your HGV driving goals efficiently and effectively.

We’re currently working with both businesses and individuals. If you can’t see the course or type of training you require, please get in touch and we’ll work to accommodate your needs.