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Testimonials - SDF ltd


Amazing services from some amazing staff.

This review is down to the fact that the staff at SDF Limited are top quality. Thanks guys.

Callum Harrod

Great training

Great training from the staff at SDF! Thank you!

Dawn Hallam

Don’t go anywhere else!

i had to take my B+E test in order to tow our family caravan. SDF provided excellent tuition and were fully committed to getting me through. They are all wonderful and very patient! Would completely recommend their services.

Lucy Linton-Briggs

Very very clean and tidy

Very very clean and tidy vechiles to learn with. Always kept on top of and washed regularly. Simon my instructor was really helpful and a very good instructor, he got me upto a very high standard to be able to pass both my C and C + E. I would recommend these guys to anyone wanting to do any of the courses they provide.

Owen Edmond

great instructor

passed my class 1 today 14/6/18 with 3 minors. Simon my instructor was really helpful and explained everything in detail to get me through my test. the lorries are really clean an in tip top condition. I would highly recommend SDF to any one who wants to drive an HGV.

sean turner
all pallets

Excellent experience!

Had a week long course upgrading my Catergory C to C+E. Everyone very friendly and welcoming. My instructor, Simon, was very knowledgeable and taught me to a very high standard. This was proved by myself passing my test with no minors!! Vehicles kept in high order and very clean inside and out. Highly recommend this company!

Russell Dearne

driver tranning

Great result got a pass could not have done it without Simon very pleased.

Campbell Lang
Rossetts Eastbourne


Very clean and tidy vehicles, calm and relaxed trainer could not of asked for anything more. Would highly recommend you guys to any one. Massive thanks to Simon and Martin.

James Doyle


I took my HGV class 2 with these very professional guys and the service was excellent!
Very calm and very good teaching with great tips making it all seem very easy indeed
The vehicles are kept in pristine condition and I highly recommend them to anyone looking to train!

Ash sceal
S and D commercials


I started my course on a Monday and by the time it came to my test on Friday I felt very comfortable and confident. Both Simon and Martin had great advice and patience when it came to understanding how to control a HGV.

Very pleased.

Harry Walker

C Class Licence

SDf were really easy to deal with. Simon was great. Very clear instructions from the start. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. Many thanks for all the help.

James Smith

Counterbalance Forklift Training

Having never even sat on a Forklift let alone use one, after two days with Stan I am now able to add this new string to my belt!
Thank you Stan for your patience. I found your teaching methods easy to follow and now I’m off to use it at Camp Wowo!

Nick Davis


Excellent course, trainer Stan outstanding always going the extra mile, time given when needed and clear to understand instruction.

Simon Hughes


Stan was brilliant! very relaxed, very knowledgeble and he made me feel calm.

As a result ofcorse i passsed!

francis soffe

Excellent training

Excellent training excellent would highly recommend Simon is a excellent instructor and the training vehicle is clean tidy well maintained thank you Simon and team

Carl somner

Absolutely perfect training.

Took a 3 day course from never driving a truck before training as perfect can’t fault a thing instructor was clear and I passed my test first time absolutely over the moon couldn’t recommend enough. All there vehicles. Are absolutely immaculate couldn’t ask for a better place to teach me to drive.

Connor walbrin
Cw cars


Excellent service from start to finished. With thanks to Simon, I passed my test with two minors.

Chris Stevens

Good company

Good company to train with.
Good trainers.
Help me git through my test I pass with 6 faults on my 5 go.

Danny baker
KPS contractors ltd

Good company to work with

Good company to train with.
Good trainers to work with.
Help me git throw my test with 6 faults on my 5 go

KPS contractors ltd

Excellent,professional & friendly tuition. Great

Excellent,professional & friendly tuition. Great quality vehicles to learn in. Passed with 6 minors. Highly recommend!


After passing my driving test early this year and now passed my hiab course, Specialized Driving Force are a very friendly and great with there tranning, i would recommend them to anyone who wants to drive. very pleased with them.

jamie evans

PASS !!!!!!

Simon was great, excellent tuition and a pass after 3 lessons A+++

Do your test by them,worth it.

Hi every one.just a few words why you would do your driving test by sdfltd.they are trained enough to see all your faults,and focus on em not something else.i failed on my test first time as had a huge problems with the MSM(mirrors,signal,manoeuvre).but second time nailed on it as they told me and can practice it! thank for sdfltd and for the bacon gap,as it was sorted,and having my driving licence class 2!thank guys,well done.100% recommend them.

Robert ilcsik

I’ve just passed my B+E

I’ve just passed my B+E with SDF, Simon did a great job and teaches you everything you need to know to pass. Good quality, modern and well maintained vehicle and trailer to learn with. I would happily recommend SDF to anyone.

Ian Housden

Thank you

A great big thanks to Simon and Martin at SDF for getting me through both my class 2 and more recently my class 1. The tuition as always was clear and concise and the truck was immaculate. What these guys give you is just the right amount of information and advice to get you through with no bull. Looking forward to my move to trunking work at Tomsetts, thanks again SDF

Terry heacock
Tomsetts Transport

Thanks guys

I would like to thank Simon at SDF for getting me through my class 1 (c+e), taught me so much which gave me the confidence to take my test which I passed first time. Simon’s and SDF’s teaching methods are so good they really know how to tailor it to the client.i can’t recommend them highly enough, and the vehicles are top rate.

Thanks Guys.

Chris Priest
Coinford Plant

Massive thank you to simon

Massive thank you to simon at sdf for getting me through my c+e with only 4 minors. Very good training well instructed. Would highly reccommend. Thank you again simon

Matt Penny

Great set up and service

Simon, great coach with vast experience.
Supportive and structured.
As a company was welcomed in with a doughnut on day one as an extra touch.

All parties I dealt with were courteous, polite and very helpful.

All in all I would recommend SDF to anyone who needs training.

Big thanks to all involved.

James Beeston

Can not thank you both enough!!

Honestly I can NOT thank these guys enough .. genuinely did not think I could nail this test (HGV) but honestly simon knows his stuff more than anyone around (the pass marks speak for themselves) honestly I felt so nervous right up to the test time, but Simon made me feel like I was more than ready and I passed first time .. cannot recommend highly enough thank you and Martin for everything !!

I had Simon train me

I had Simon train me for 3 days very good instructor, he notices your faults straight away so you can not do them anymore and get your right up to test standards straight away the vehicles are kept to a very high standard would highly recommend

Wesley Gregory
Geoff greenfield

Great positive instruction

I had a great week at SDF, Simon was a great instructor.
having driven a trailer for years and very little time in a lorry before coming to SDF Simon guided me through all the safety requirements to a great level of driving to pass my HGV after 4 days of training with just two minors.
Really enjoyable week. Thanks

Letitia Wells

Great training company. Very helpful

Great training company. Very helpful and experienced instructors. Would recommend to anyone else.
Thanks to Simon for helping me pass with just 2 minors.

Liam Russ

Highly recommend, fantastic instructor

Simon is a wonderful instructor and I would recommend him to anyone .

Ryan Tate
KPS Contractors

great !!!!!!

very helpful,couldn’t of asked for any more would highly recommend.

George Harbour
Harbour demolition

First class tuition

After failing with another company, I came here after a personal recommendation,and can’t fault them! Lorries are really clean and well maintained, everything works as it should. Simons tuition was top notch and really is the reason for passing. Thanks for having me



Passed my c.p.c test today thanks to Simon ..
Great training lots of help and really drills the information in for a confident pass .. many thanks again for all your help

Dan Sherwood
Parker building supples

Really friendly and Professional

Amazingly helpful and professional staff. The tuition was informative and well executed. Lovely Team and cannot wait to come back for my HGV

Gareth M Hill

Thank you very much to

Thank you very much to Simon for being a great instructor enabling me to pass first time with only 2 minors! Highly recommend!

Charlotte Overton

I cannot recommend them highly enough!

Passed my B&E test yesterday thanks to the incredible training and support from Simon, Martin and the team. I cannot recommend these guys highly enough! Simon’s training was brilliant – he is so knowledgeable and patient, and he just has a way of really adapting his approach to suit you and ensuring you are up to the highest, safest standard and feeling totally confident. Both Simon and Martin went out of their way to help – keeping an eye out for test cancellations, coming in out of hours etc – they are truly dedicated to their clients and you just feel you are in the most capable hands. Their vehicles and training facilities are brilliant as well which makes such a difference – they are just an all round true professional company. Thank you guys!!

Jemima Willard

I have just passed my

I have just passed my HGV class 2 with Simon who is an excellent teacher! If you listen to him and do as he teaches when you will pass without a doubt. Many thanks to Simon and SDF.

Very Good Training!!!

I took my class C licence with SDF, I had Simon training me throughout and I passed my test with no minors whatsoever. Simon was a really good trainer and taught me to a very high standard. I had never driven anything bigger than a car and Simon helped me gain the confidence and experience to drive larger vehicles safely. Highly recommended.


Did my class c with

Did my class c with these guys some years ago and passed first time . I have just upgraded to my artic and once again passed first time .
You have to have good tuition for this and I would recommend Martin and simon to anybody wishing to do the same.
They are really relaxed and welcoming , but mean business when the training starts ,and I would like to thank all the staff there for all the help given and all the t n biscuits .
Regards Andy .

Andrew fitzsimmons
1066 removal services

Brilliant training

Brilliant training highly recommend to anyone who wants to do tralier course

nathan simmons

B+E catagory with Simon Austin

Absolutely amazing, I passed first time round with only one training session and very little previous experience. I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor, clear, concise and patient. A big thank you!

Harry Williams
Sussex blast cleaning Ltd

Brilliant quick and to the point training

The training I received SDF was brilliant, all tuition was clear and decisive and have definitely made me into a much better driver! After 2 mornings training I managed to pass with only 3 minors.

Joshua Clarke
Cuckfield Golf Centre

The best company to learn with !

So glad I was recommended to SDF, I can not rate this company enough! They wer both friendly and professional and I truly believe they love and take pride in their job and within the company. They provide fabulous instruction with lovely modern/smart lorry’s that made it a pleasurable experience taking my licence. I passed in less time then I thought I would have needed and I felt genuinely ready to conquer the roads in my lorry after.
Thank you so much to the whole team at SDF I will no doubt recommend you to anyone wanting to take an additional licence and I will be back if I need to!

Emma Louise Read

5 star

I have being using sdf for about 9 years now, I done my b+e, c and now just recently my c+e with them. I highly recommend them and I can not fault them at all, Martin and Simon take there time and run throw everything with you in a way that is easy to understand. They don’t rush you and they make sure that you are confident and ready for your test. Thankyou for all your brilliant training and I shall definitely be recommending you to others

Ben Pulham

trailer coarse

Have just passed my trailer test with specializes driving force . which are a brilliant company hand would highly recommend to anyone with brillant vehicale and staff

Daniel Silsby

a great 4 days

3 days training and a pass on the 4 thanks for the training simon

rob stanbridge
geoff greenfield

I passed!

I had fun while doing my test with Stan the instructor and found it really helpful. I thought it was going to be a tick box exercise but actually found it really improved my skills and built up my confidence on the forklift. The theory part was really well explained so found it easy to answer each question.

Mark Hendry


brilliant instructors and lovely vehicles helped me pass my b+e highly recommend

jake allen

Top notch vehicles and staff

After spotting SDF vehicles on the road I decided to use them for my HGV. After my assesment and one days lesson I passed first time. Simons instruction was spot on and straight to the point with no messing about. The SDF vehicles are modern, clean and cery well maintained. I have several staff that I shall now also be putting through there HGV lisence with SDF. Highly recommended. Thanks

Just did my class 2

Just did my class 2 training and test with SDF. What a quality bunch of guys. Instructor Simon was top notch and could not of had a better training. Well happy with the result.
The vehicles is well looked after, clean and tidy.
Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for HGV training,

Raimondas Gadliauskas

excellent course- leaves you with brilliant understanding

i did the counterbalance forklift training with Stan. the 1 on 1 training allowed me to get a good understanding of all aspects of the forklift and finished the course feeling really confident. Stan was really helpful and his training approach makes you feel confident but relaxed when it comes to the final test, taking away any nerves or pressure. would highly recommend!

Jake Rauter

Great instruction

I’d like to say thank you to all the staff at SDF for a pleasurable experience in gaining my C+E
Especially to Simon my instructor who certainly knows his stuff and was very supportive all the way through my course.

Sam Baldwin

Excellent driving school

Passed after only a few lessons had Simon as a instructor, well he bangs on and on about indicators and braking., but if he hadn’t I’m sure I would of failed been driving for 12 years and supriding how many bad habits you pick up, he will drum these out of you can’t thank him enough a top instructor many thanks simon

Ryan batchelor
Austin cradles




Brilliant instructors!

Great instruction every minute of the four hour lessons, clear and concise.
My instructor pushed and pushed for me to work on things I was slacking on. Which worked.
Very well.
I am more than happy you pass on this companies details to anyone who is seeking a HGV licence.
My instructor was Simon Austin
Good laugh.
Very professional.
Fantastic teacher.

Thank you Simon

Joshua Donald
Austins cradles

Great teaching

So helpful on getting ne through my be trailor test thanks very much Martin and Simon

Anthony Wilson
Kps contractors

The best company with the

The best company with the best instructor Simon
Thank you Simon&Martin for everything

Simon bogdan

I have just recently undertaken

I have just recently undertaken my class 2 training and test with Simon. And passed
The company is very professionally run and I find the gave you excellent guidance and help
At every stage .
Simon who took me for my training was very nice guy and his training was second to none
His instruction and help was amazing and I liked how he took the time to explain to me how to correct things that I wasn’t doing correctly and anything that I was unsure on . I would highly recommend specialised driving force to use plus there trucks was impeccable and clean

David Hancock

HGV class 2

Had 5 days training..got told off a lot..wasn’t my driving that’s really the problem…bad habits..and we all have them..some just take long to die then others..and mine wouldn’t go quietly..thing is I knew what I was doing was wrong..but with a lot of patience from simon who put me at ease and built my confidence up and i’m not the easiest of people to teach by my own admittance and also had a little coaching from martin on the day of my test on which I passed first time .. the advice and from their pool of experience also from the training I received from sdf was second to none…fantastic..keep em rolling.

No words can explain how

No words can explain how this company has helped me so great and fantastic Martin and Simon and the ones you need to get you PASSED for what ever you need to drive CPC training to was worth it thank you

Nicholas Kelly
Adler and allan

Fantastic company with a very professional approach

My overall experience with SDF has been fantastic, Simon my instructor was brilliant in his professional approach and i really enjoyed the whole learning process. I would highly recommend the company and the variety of services they offer.

Thanks to everyone at SDF.

Ross Brian Crook

Highly recommend SDF

Highly recommend SDF for any extra driver training, both simon and martin were very informative and factual, i learnt so much in the hours i was being trained and have left feeling both more educated on road awarness and a pass certificate for B+E first time. I couldnt be happier with SDF.

Daniel James Baldwin

The team at specialised driving

The team at specialised driving force were really helpful through out every step of my B and E trailer license. Simon my instructor really helped me progress with my towing and driving capability. Through out the course Simon was very thorough and got me up to standard quickly. I would highly recommend the team and will use them again.

Steve Hall
SJH Building Co

I would recommend SDF to

I would recommend SDF to anyone who wants to learn HGV training. Passed first time with great tuition throughout and they gave me lots of confidence.

Tom H

Excellent instructor and got me passed with only two minors FIRST TIME.

I have had two days training with Simon before doing my test on the third day. We got a lot of training done in the two days and covered everything to get me through my test. Not only is Simon extremely knowledgable he’s very person centred and honest. I would highly recommend Simon as an instructor and I will be sure to return to SDF when I go to do my HGV.

Lauren Hearn

Hi I would like to

Hi I would like to say a big thank you to all at specialised driving force ,I had 20 hours of driving with Martin and my CPC with Simon and pasted both first time on my class 2 , these guys are very professional they made my training feel very easy, I will be going back with these guys for my class 1 and my hiab in the very near future, I would highly recommend them.

Kevin Mcquade

I had Simon as my

I had Simon as my instructor he is strict but fair and helped me a lot. id recommend Simon highly

Kristopher Lambert
All pallets

really good instructor

Simon my instructor helped me a lot as i was really nervous at first when i got in the truck and was slow to pick it up at first. He understood this and helped me over come it and to helped me pass my test first time. I would highly recommend specialized driving force.

david white

I have done all my

I have done all my training with SDF and i couldn’t recommend them enough!

Both Martin and Simon are really helpful and experience. They have helped me grown my confidence. They make you feel comfortable and relaxed.

Regarding the CPC the training was excellent and wasn’t boring. You learn everything you need to know for the test. Which helped me pass with full marks.
I highly recommend SDF.

Thank You

Katie Farrant
Parker Building Supplies

outstanding level of teaching through

outstanding level of teaching through out the course would definately reccomend to anyone looking to do a trailer course

byron watson

big thanks for Simon for

big thanks for Simon for training I pass first time :)

Dariusz Glod

Good Instuction

Did my Towing trailer licence with Simon at SDF. He was brilliant couldn’t of asked for a better instructor. Teaching great techniques for maneuvering, and helping me get to a very high standard in just two days days of driving. Recommend to anyone 5 stars are not enough!

Peter Fox

I did my c class

I did my c class training with SDF they are excellent and taught me very well, i would recommend them to anyone who wants to do HGV.

Hugh Stevenson

Class 1

Passed first time with these guys highly recommend helpful and friendly

Vince crowhurst

Fantastic Training!

I completed my B+E training with Simon at Specialized Driving Force. I passed my test first time with flying colours. The training Simon gave was brilliant, he really prepared me for every situation I could come up against on the road. The vehicles at Specialized Driving Force are all very clean, well kept which makes learning so much better.
I will 100% be returning to Simon to complete my future training and look forward to getting behind the wheel!

Louis Wheel

Trailer Course

I enjoyed doing my trailer course with Simon. He gave me clear and precise instructions on what to do and how to improve my driving as well as giving me enough confidence to feel fully ready for the test.The Vehicle and trailer were both top quality and a pleasure to drive.

Sam Nayler

Friendly and Thorough

Spent two days with SDF doing my trailer test, and I have nothing but kind words to say about all the staff. Super friendly and helpful in every way and made me feel at ease with simple but clear learning instructions.

Alex Bates

Specialized Driving Force

I would like to thank Simon Austin for his patience and understanding and amazing ability to teach you in a way that makes you feel extremely confident in your approach to driving, firstly he manages to get your head right so you may tackle things with ease, then the art of driving a ten meter vehicle with confidence , road positioning and getting your speed right on approach and accelerating away and also the observation all seems to gel by day three, I did not realize this till it basically happened as with the reverse parking, listen to what he says and you will pass, DEFINITELY ..

Nice man, Fantastic teacher, enough said..

PS will defo meet for a beer if I can prize the Bandit away from my mate

Kind Regards

Rick Parker

Richard Allan Parker

traning by Marten & simon

traning by Marten & simon was 1st class & frum by faire & thanks to you both

peter young
envirornment first

what can i say about

what can i say about this company apart from amazing from start 2 finish. Simon and martin are both great guy and could not recommend anyone else. 5 stars

Luke Ayliffe
Eastbourne council

I had Simon as my

I had Simon as my instructor, was absolutely brilliant.
I felt i was taught to a very high standard which once i stopped overthinking it, made driving fairly easy.
Would higher recommend, for his level of knowledge and teaching skills

simon collier
count clean

Simon and Marty are amazing

Simon and Marty are amazing teachers. pulled all my bad habit out of me. very nice and helpful. can not be happier with the training they gave me me together. absolutely amazing thanks

Lewis Clark

Keith Porter trailer course.

Very good indeed. Has improved not only my driving with a trailer but my everyday driving. Simon was superb, firm but fair and has taught me a lot in a very short space of time. He has fantastic knowledge of the test areas and his approach to my training was perfect.

Look forward to looking in to further driving courses to broaden more horizons.

Keith Porter

Highly recommend specialized driving force

Simon was really nice guy who was very patient, positive, helpful and got me through my test first time, even through i had never driven with a trailer before. would recommend to anyone looking to do their trailer test

mr andrea schifeo
k p s

Amazing training given by simon

Amazing training given by simon at SDF. Passed my class 2 driving test first time! i would recommend the whole of SDF to everyone.

ted ridley

Passed First Time!

Been a mega 4 days taking my class C test with Simon, he was very clear and very helpful throughout the whole experience and has all shown on the end result with a pass!
10/10 would recommend!

Bradley Pocock

Really friendly office staff and

Really friendly office staff and very helpful. Also the trainers Simon and Martin are brilliant I done both class 1 and 2 with specialized driving force wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Dan Channell

I trained with Specialist Driving

I trained with Specialist Driving Force for my Class 2 LGV. From the outset they were very helpful. I was initially booked in for an assesment drive and then I was booked in for a weeks trainging with the test on the Friday.

Both Martin and Simon were extremely helpful and made sure thatI fully understood and practised every aspect of the test. Everything was done in a proffessional and constructive manner and it was good to see progress through the week.

I would highly recommend the company for training and I plan to return soon to complete the CPC course that they offer.

Thanks for everything wihtout the high satandard of trainging I would not have passed first time.

Oliver Digney

LGV Licence

Excellent tuition with a very good approach in encouraging me in my learning to achieve my LGV licence. I would highly recommend Specialized Driving Force to anyone !

Antonio Terenzio Simmons

Trailer Test

A huge thank you to Simon and everyone at the company who helped me get through my trailer test first time. Excellent lessons and highly recommend!

Nicola Benson

Absolutely Brilliant!

Absolute A class training, Simon was very clear and helpful with the training. The training was thorough and it made me feel very confident going into my test which i passed 1st time. Highly recommend Special Driving Force.

Ryan Brown
County Clean Group

passed :)

my experience with specialized driving force was amazing, top notch trainer, brilliant observation, and i recommend to any friends and family and who wants to learn hgv training.

ryan burton

Outstanding in every way.

I recently undertook HGV C E (Articulated Lorry) training with SDF ltd, I have to say it was an absolute pleasure being taught by Simon and Martin, they are professional down to the last detail… The vehicles are kept to an extremely high standard, always spotlessly clean and tidy and very well maintained too. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending SDF to anyone thinking of undertaking any sort of driver training… and it was all topped off with a pass 1st time for me with only one minor fault! What else can I say. Top job.

Highly recommend! Made to feel

Highly recommend! Made to feel at ease from very first phone call all the way through to my B+E test. Simon helped iron out the bad habits to pass first time!

Samantha McCulloch

Great instructor – Pass First Time

Highly recommend SDF, the instructors are spot on, very easy going and very knowledgeable. Very friendly and professional. Definitely going to use them for my class 1 and any other licences in the future.

Overall very happy with the service they provide and with the support they gave me through my training.

Thank You for everything you have done.


Benjamin Daniel Wheeler

I cant thank SDF enough!I

I cant thank SDF enough!I had Simon training me on the rigid lorry and he covered every aspect of driving to a T. The lorry is in pristine condition and id advice anyone looking to do their HGV to do it with this company! They are brilliant honestly.

Nathan roberts
parker building supplies


I can’t recommend Specialized Driving Force enough. From the very first moment my instructor, Simon was incredibly friendly and professional right through to the end. The company and staff are very well equipped for all scenarios and training. I cannot recommend SDF enough. 5*

Michael Scott
Kps Ltd

Highly recommend SDF for All Training!

Training with SDF has been so wonderful. Simon and Martin are really good trainers and teach an abundance of knowledge and confidence.
They are easy ti get along with and their professionalism shines.
I would highly recommend SDF for All and Any training, they will see you through to a pass certificate!
Thank you Simon and Martin!

Holly French


just passed my CPC module 4 with SPECIALIZED DRIVING FORCE, they were top notch cant fault there hard work, great instuctured, advised me every step of the way, would recommend this company to anyone.

ryan daniel burton

Continued success for Specialized Driving Force

If anyone is looking to go in for LGV driver training, I’d highly recommend Specialized Driving. They are a thoroughly professional company, who teach to a very high standard. My instructor Simon has an impeccable pedigree and it shows in the skilful way he nurtured me through to success. Thank you Simon, I owe it to you.

HGV Training top class

Thoroughly enjoyed the training with SDF top class of people to get on with and thanks to Simon and Martin I passed my class one with a clean sheet first time.

John Robins


Great time learning, and even better to of passed.
Great instruction, and felt fully prepared for the test!!

Super Happy.


Just took my class c with sdf my trainer Simon Austin was excellent very good at interacting with me on my traing journey taught me everything I needed to succeed in my journey he goes out of his way to support you as he has many years experience in traing would highly recommend to any one looking to gain there class c or c1 in fact I’m going back to do my c1 with him soon and would not want a different training as he is easy to get a long with and has plenty of patience to make sure you succeed in the journey you are trying to go one word excellent in every way thank you Simon for all your help

Peter jones
County clean

Extremely satisfied

I had my training with Simon and Martin and cannot fault that training at all. All the staff are very friendly and always made me feel at home in the office as well as in the truck. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

James Down

Highly recommend anyone who wants

Highly recommend anyone who wants to train for their HGV to use SDF. Simon is firm, but fair and will make you pass first time! I would give more stars if possible!

Tom Bagley

Just passed my hgv with

Just passed my hgv with SDF first time without any minors. Simon was very clear of what he expected and pushed to get me to the passing standard. Would highly recommend without a second thought

ian townsend

Just passed my B&E.

Had zero experience coming into a one day of training and then test. Was firm with me when required to iron out lots of bad driving habits. I would very much recommend SDF.

James Baker
Adler And Allan

The B and E training

The B and E training i received was brilliant. Simon very quickly picked up on my weak and strong points allowing us to focus our time on improving my weaknesses. I would highly recommend using them.

Toby Drysdale

Amazing training

Simon gave very good training, he was very clear on instruction, his wealth of knowledge really helps the learning process. He gives you all the instruction needed at the right times. Very good experience, very happy and best of all passed first time.

Edward Taylor


Having taken my LGV C test with SDF recently, I was delighted to be able come back to train for my LGV C+E ! I did struggle on my reversing, but Simon very patiently instructed me through this challenge. This allowed me to pass my LGV C+E with only 2 minors ! Thank you all at SDF for your great instruction, I would highly recommend SDF !

Antonio Simmons

Driver CPC Module 4

Great instruction in preparation for the driver CPC module 4 exam. This made the exam seamless and gave me a fabulous test result. Thank you all once again at SDF !

Antonio Simmons


I passed my B+E today, training from Simon and Martin, both are excellent trainers, with a clear and direct approach. I could not of passed without their guidance and training. I would recommend Specialized Driving Force to anyone looking to improve their driving skills and qualifications.

nick fuller
holly tree surgeons ltd

very good

excellent training

philip standen

I did my CPC and

I did my CPC and Cat C training with SDF. I passed everything first time thanks to Simon’s fantastic training and guidance. Can not recommend SDF enough.

Sophie Good

Class C Training

I have been extremely impressed with all my dealings with SDF.

Everyone has been extremely professional, friendly and encouraging.

Simon and Martin are excellent instructors.

The lorry to train in is fantastic and I very quickly felt very comfortable and confident.

not only did I pass my test first time I also feel happy driving independently and I can not wait to get my horse out competing this year.

Thank you!

Sophie ER Evans
Unicorn Eventing

I did my B&E training

I did my B&E training and test this week. Very pleased with instructor and training.
Only negative is the training yard. Very busy and potholes.

Edward Smith
Rossetts Commercials

They were brilliant, id recommend

They were brilliant, id recommend them too anyone who is thinking of doing their HGV!
Anton what a babe x

Patrick Carmody

top instructor

had a good experience at specialized driving force !
simon was very thorough with his teaching i would say firm but fair so thanks for the lessons.
glenn poole

glenn william poole
land science

Trailer license

Great training. Taught very well and very quickly on how to pass the test and how to operate the trailer safely. SDF forecourt was laid out identical to the driving center so there was no surprises for my reverse maneuver. Would recommend to anyone planning on taking their trailer test.

Liam Brady

very happy the the service

very happy the the service that i got. very good company to do your driving with will recondmend to others

darryl williams
Rideout LTD

good company

highly recommended, very goood training , will be using again !

sam guy

Passed Trailer Test

I had 3 lessons with Simon, passed 1st time. He was patient with me and took me through everything I needed to know and more so I could pass with ease.

Georgina Geddes

A++++++ training

experience with SDF 1st class. Would recommend to anyone who wants lean HGV Training

james standen

I did my B+E with

I did my B+E with SDF, great company to deal with. Excellent training and service. I did my training with Simon who was very helpful throughout and got me through the test first time, despite my bad habits! Would definitely recommend!

Harry Tompsett

Did my class 2 with

Did my class 2 with them 18 months ago and passed first time, now back and done class 1 and once again passed first time. if you do what Simon teaches you then you can not fail. Great professional school and would recommend them all day long.
Thank You very much.

Steve Silverlock
In Situ Site Investigation

Absolutely a fantastic company to

Absolutely a fantastic company to be trained by instructors are both very good at teaching people from start to finish on how to drive and pass your test first time.

Tony Stracey

Brilliants service and fantastic guys!

the guys down at specialized driving force were absolutely brilliant. got me through my b+e with eas, coupled with a great understanding of managing a vehicle when being towed. would highly recommend to anyone wanting to add to their driving arsenal.

Tommy Winding
fella airstream

Best training around

I have done my CPC, cat C and B+E with Simon and he has been brilliant. Specialized Driving Force are very professional to deal with and they make the whole process very straight forward. Simon made sure I had all the skills to pass all the tests first time and his attention to detail was brilliant. I will be back for my Artic for sure!

Elliott Reeves
Childeric Saddles

Excellent service

I recently had lessons with Simon. He was a very calming presence and also extremely knowledgable which helped me to pass my test. Excellent service and amazing information provided to get you to pass your test.
Highly recommended

Matt williams

C Licence

Would recommend Specialized Driving Force they were excellent very well instructed by both Simon and Martin good value for money.

Darren Johnston

Simon and Martin were extremely

Simon and Martin were extremely helpful throughout my training!
Passed my class 2 couple of weeks ago.
Simon explained everything thoroughly and firmly ironed out faults
The vehicles are kept spotless and highly maintained

Lewis Bunn

A clear road to HGV success!

With the guidance and excellent driver training provided by Simon Austin in particular and Specialized Driving Force in General, I passed my HGC Class 2 Test today, on my first attempt.
No one was as surprised as I was, as this is not easy stuff to learn to the necessary highb standard.
However, Simon has a straightforward, logical and user-friendly approach to the subject and after following his patient instruction I was able to fulfil my ambition. I am now looking forward to using my new qualification to maximise my future employment opportunities and earnings.
I unreservedly recommend the services offered by Specialized Driving Force to anyone wishing to pass HGV 1 & 2.

David Lightfoot

C+E Upgrade

Massive thanks to the guys at SDF. I took my C licence with SDF a few years ago, and thought it about time I upgraded to my C+E. From the assessment drive with Martin to the lesson’s with Simon the whole training was excellent. Simon is a brilliant instructor, got me to where I needed to be really effectively, quickly identified the area’s that needed extra work and gave clear instruction on anything I was struggling with to ensure I could pass my test first time.
I cannot recommend these guys highly enough, great training, the vehicles are well looked after and always pristine.
For any training requirements definitely call SDF.

James Turle

Top job

The guys at SDF are second to none, I wouldn’t want to use any other firm, from lessons to tests and cpc training, passed them all first time thanks to there excellent training and knowledge

Martin and Simon are very

Martin and Simon are very friendly, helpful and put you at ease from the start. I have just passed my class 2 with them and couldn’t be happier. Cheers guys

Robert Thomson

Amazing Training

Excellent and very patient! Received an amazing training from SDF staff, Thank you very much!!

Holly Marsden