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New Zealand's land transport system has a vital role in the country's economic prosperity - enabling people and freight to travel to and reach their destinations safely, efficiently and cost effectively. An extensive range of businesses and organisations operate vehicles on this system, from taxi, rental car and bus services to truck and tow-truck companies and rail businesses and organisations. This section tells you all about our standards and requirements for these businesses and organisations, their vehicles and their vehicle drivers.


Safe and efficient driving
Be aware of the important safety issues for commercial drivers.

The different types of passenger services businesses and advice on setting up and managing them, plus tips for drivers and passenger transport users.

Information for prospective, new and existing rental vehicle business operators, and for people planning to rent vehicles.

Choosing, managing and maintaining business vehicle fleets, and key information for drivers.

Detail on New Zealand’s rail licensing system and how to get a licence – as well as important rail safety information for drivers and pedestrians.

Licensing and other information for people who own and drive forklifts, construction machines and mobile cranes on New Zealand’s roads.