A resource for those in the freight and trucking industries. It sets out how speed can impact on crash outcomes particularly in relation to heavy vehicles. The brochure also gives road safety tips, including information on managing speeds, driving to the conditions, avoiding distraction and fatigue.
VTNZ conduct practical driver tests on behalf of the NZ Transport Agency. If you would like to dispute a test result or complain about a testing officer employed by VTNZ, you can complete this form and send it to the contact details listed on the form and we will investigate the matter further. Alternatively you can complain directly to VTNZ by
This factsheet tells you how to get a licence for a heavy vehicle (eg truck or truck and trailer). It outlines the different vehicle weights covered by each heavy vehicle class and the process to progress to a higher class. It provides helpful information relating to medical and eyesight requirements, advises what you need to bring and where you need to go.
This factsheet advises when you need to have a vehicle recovery endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.
This factsheet advises when you need to have a forklift endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.
This factsheet advises when you need to have a rollers, tracks or wheels endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.
NZ Transport Agencies High Productivity Motor Vehicle (HPMV) online application form* helps us to process your applications faster.
The online application form is designed to ensure we capture accurate information so that we do not have to come back and seek further information from you. For any assistance applying or for more information please
On 1 January 2010 the Road User Charges Regulations (No 2) 2009 came into force. These regulations enable approved electronic distance recorders to be used for measuring distance travelled (for road user charges (RUC) purposes) and the electronic display of RUC licences.
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide information on the process of becoming an electronic RUC service...
Are you having work completed on your vehicle?
The heavy vehicle specialist certifiers document below contains a list of heavy vehicle specialist certifiers in New Zealand. Please note that this list will be updated regularly.
If you wish to make modifications to your bus, truck, trailer or other heavy vehicle that change part or all of its...
The Agency has removed the reference to the GVM policy statement while we review its implementation relating to new heavy vehicles. In the meantime, the previous process for updating heavy vehicle GVM data applies and this will be communicated to current HV Entry certifiers.
If you wish to become a heavy vehicle specialist certifier you will need to qualify and be appointed by the Transport Agency. The info pack below outlines the different certification categories and the qualifications required for each one. The info pack also explains about any further qualifications or courses that may be required, the examination process and the applicant interview process for...
The NZ Transport Agency's factsheets provide information on transport safety, standards and processes.
All our factsheets are available on this web site and can be printed directly from the site.
Many of our factsheets are also available from the Transport Agency's agents and regional offices in a...
A guide for their safe and legal use on New Zealand roads
This factsheet summarises some requirements of Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002.
This factsheet details the dimension and mass limits for specific vehicles and vehicle combinations.
This factsheets details of the dimension and mass limits for specific vehicles and vehicle combinations.
This factsheet provides details of the dimension and mass limits for specific vehicles and vehicle combinations.
Guidelines for re-use inspection of trucks, trailers and buses. Do your own walk-around before you hit the road and save time, money and lives. If you are a driver or an operator, you can do the walk-around inspection yourself and have the defects fixed before you hit the road. Keeping your vehicles roadworthy is a safety issue and a legal requirement – it's not optional. You are...
These guides cover a considerable number of faults and situations that are dealt with by police officers who hold a certificate to carry out level 3 and level 5 inspections, CVIU Vehicle Safety Officers and NZ Transport Agency Transport Officers.
They contain a set of national enforcement standards designed to ensure that heavy vehicle defects are dealt with uniformly throughout...