What is a Category C vehicle?

This is the most common type of HGV vehicle.  Drivers of this category of vehicles tend to do more local deliveries than large vehicles.  A category C license allows drivers to drive vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, but must not exceed 32 tonnes. Category C (or Class 2 as they are otherwise known) licences typically cover a vehicle with a cab and trailer fixed permanently together. In other words, what we would consider a ‘standard lorry’ or a rigid vehicle.

What is a Category C+E vehicle?

A category C + E license is the most comprehensive HGV licence you can hold. With this licence, drivers can drive and handle a drawbar or articulated vehicle (artic). The E part of the category C and E licence stands for entitlement and means that the bearer can go up to or over 750kg in weight. This license is also known as Class 1, allowing the driver to drive any large goods style vehicle needed, including a double trailer.

Licence information on Government website