Basic course terminal truck

The number of goods and containers that need to be transported and stored, is rising year after year. The terminal truck (tugmaster) driver is used for the loading and unloading of ships and railway carriages. During this basic course you will learn to drive and manoeuvre the terminal truck. You will haul cargo (goods or containers) across the terminal or to the transfer location.

Content basic course terminal truck (tugmaster)

This training consists of a theoretical and a practical section:

  • During the theoretical section you will learn about:
  • working safely and safety legislation
  • controls before, during and after the work period operating
  • operating rules and tips
  • traffic regulations

During the practical section you will learn about:

  • control
  • manoeuvring
  • preparing for use
  • daily maintenance
  • coupling and uncoupling
  • maintenance
  • traffic rules


You will finish the basic course terminal truck with a theory and a practical test. Following a satisfactory result you will receive terminal truck certification.

Validity of terminal truck certification

The terminal truck license is valid for 5 years.

Educational requirements

No specific prior educational requirements. Command of the Dutch language is essential. Minimum age is 18 years.

Course duration and training costs

Duration: 2 days.

Price on request

Refresher course on request.