What is the Vehicle OSK 6×6 Driver-Tanker Course?

Aim of the Course

To train experienced drivers to be competent and qualified Vehicle OSHKOSH 6×6 Tanker Drivers.

This is the initial articulated tractor unit and tanker trailer driving only conversion course (excludes any specific practical back-end fill or pump operation training).

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • Any rank or grade.
  • Must hold an authorised driving licence with a full LGV category C+E entitlement.
  • Students must have a minimum of 12-months driving experience.
  • Must have completed Defence General Service Driver (DGSD) Module 1 or vehicle instructor equivalent.


Five (5) working days, with six (6) courses per year.


Defence School of Transport Leconfield.

Outline of Course

Over the 5 days students will be taught to drive the Oshkosh 6×6 on road and cross country (Tractor unit only).

  • Driving will be conducted by day and night both on and off road.
  • Self recovery and emergency drill procedures are covered during the instructional periods.
  • Vehicle manoeuvring and coupling/uncoupling of a Close Support Tanker (CST) trailer will also be taught.
  • Driver and operator maintenance responsibilities are taught.

Qualifications Gained

Vehicle OSK 6×6 Driver-Tanker Competency.


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