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Re: Driving license: category C and C1

Wow 30yrs, impressive, must be German

Yep if you're replacing then why not go down the C1 route and definitely interested to hear back about your experiences about that, you can never have enough payload...
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Re: Driving license: category C and C1

German van (Burstner) but an Italian base (Fiat Ducato).
It was a 1.9 turbo diesel, only 60KW output. Which is really not enough for 3.1 tons and the aerodynamics of a barn. Fine on the flat but once you hit a hill, which there are a few of in Switzerland.....
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German van (Burstner) but an Italian base (Fiat Ducato).
It was a 1.9 turbo diesel, only 60KW output. Which is really not enough for 3.1 tons and the aerodynamics of a barn. Fine on the flat but once you hit a hill, which there are a few of in Switzerland.....
yep 60kw wouldn't pull the skin off custard, we struggle some times with a 110kw (150ps) 2.3ltr Ducato but that's only since adding the "mobile garage" on the back. I feel a remapping coming on
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Re: Driving license: category C and C1

Thought of starting a new thread then decided might be a better idea to ask on this. ..

Decided to get a van for personal use and notice that payload on a 3.5T is quite low and long term might be better getting a 4.1 T van.

Does anyone know what is involved in the practical exam or rather has any on taken it and how tricky is it to pass ? Would lessons normally be needed ?

I'm an ok car driver however can do without forking out loads for lessons and if getting a C license is a PIA I'll settle for a 3.5T van.
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Re: Driving license: category C and C1

Hi,
I am in exactly the same place, I allowed it to be excluded when I first arrived. I didnt think I would need this class, and being busy, not speaking much language etc I didnt fancy doing the medical.
Then came the point when I needed it again. I tried to get it back (had evidence of an old expired EU license too) but without success.
The written rules seem clear but I thought I would try to talk them into letting me be an exception, tried twice (Lausanne and Nyon) once getting a senior older guy and once with a younger person.
No flexibility and distinctly got the impression that this was not a rare request and that the answer was a pre-prepared one for FAQs :-(
Good luck trying, but I dont hold out much hope.
Let us know how it goes, if you win I will try again!
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I'm an ok car driver however can do without forking out loads for lessons and if getting a C license is a PIA I'll settle for a 3.5T van..
The C1, which is up to 7.5t is for most case more than enough. No need to go full blown 40t trucker. It is also cheaper. If you do not do commercial transports you can skip the CVZ/Cambus part (known as CPC in the UK).
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The C1, which is up to 7.5t is for most case more than enough. No need to go full blown 40t trucker. It is also cheaper. If you do not do commercial transports you can skip the CVZ/Cambus part (known as CPC in the UK).
Whatís the deal in that case in getting C1 license ? Is it a full blown driving practical test needing lessons etc. - not sure I like the sound of that if it is knowing Swiss prices
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Whatís the deal in that case in getting C1 license ? Is it a full blown driving practical test needing lessons etc. - not sure I like the sound of that if it is knowing Swiss prices
It is a practical test and a theory exam which you have to pass. You will need a truck which is a least 4t and 5m long. No need for driving lessons but while you have the learners permit you must be accompanied by a licensed driver (at least 23 years old, and have had C1 for at least 3 years).

The OCN Fribourg has a nice stp-by-step guide in French and German. Most also apply to other cantons, save cost and opening hours.
https://www.ocn.ch/de/fahren/fahren-...-fahren-lernen

For the theory exam you will have to learn and study.
You will need the study material for C1/D1. Many of those providers who offer study material for B also have study material for C1/D1
https://asa.ch/dienstleistungen/theo...ng/lernmittel/
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It is a practical test and a theory exam which you have to pass. You will need a truck which is a least 4t and 5m long. No need for driving lessons but while you have the learners permit you must be accompanied by a licensed driver (at least 23 years old, and have had C1 for at least 3 years).

The OCN Fribourg has a nice stp-by-step guide in French and German. Most also apply to other cantons, save cost and opening hours.
https://www.ocn.ch/de/fahren/fahren-...-fahren-lernen

For the theory exam you will have to learn and study.
You will need the study material for C1/D1. Many of those providers who offer study material for B also have study material for C1/D1
https://asa.ch/dienstleistungen/theo...ng/lernmittel/
Thanks for this reply ó its been a while but still looking in to this. Now for the conundrum... if I want to buy a <7.5T truck in Germany and bring it back but donít have a license any suggestions on how I would do this ?

Also if I get a learner C1 permit but donít have anyone to drive with how do I do the test to get this converted ?
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Thanks for this reply ó its been a while but still looking in to this. Now for the conundrum... if I want to buy a <7.5T truck in Germany and bring it back but donít have a license any suggestions on how I would do this ?

Also if I get a learner C1 permit but donít have anyone to drive with how do I do the test to get this converted ?
Sounds like you need to find someone with a C/C1 license to give you a hand...

I'm actually going through the process now, hoping to do the theory test in 2 weeks... and then the practical in a month...

If all goes well, I'll gladly give you a hand
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Thanks - most appreciated - Iíll reach out in some weeks if plans come to fruition!
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