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 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 forklift endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.
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.
This factsheet details the dimension and mass limits for specific vehicles and vehicle combinations.
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.
This factsheet summarises some requirements of Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002.
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...
This factsheet advises when you need to have a vehicle recovery endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.
Like almost all other road vehicles in New Zealand, heavy vehicles are required to undergo entry inspection and a periodic safety check in the form of a Certificate of Fitness (CoF) inspection. Brake testing is a crucial part of this inspection given the critical role brakes play in overall vehicle safety.
This booklet is to help people wanting to start up a business as a truck operator or who intend running a business where trucks will be used.
It provides information on who you should contact for advice and services before committing yourself to starting a business.
It explains what the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), through its transport officer network, can do to...
The Land Transport Act 1998 allows operators of vehicles working on critical agricultural tasks to apply for a 'variation' to legal work time hours.
An example of a critical task is harvesting. Allowances are also made for tasks such as spraying or planting crops. Agricultural contractors need to apply for a variation, which will be approved in writing and issued by...
NZTA’s High Productivity Motor Vehicle (HPMV) application form helps us to process your applications faster. The PDF 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. Be sure to check our HPMV application form...
Road user charges (RUC) are applicable to vehicles over 3.5 tonnes manufacturer's gross laden weight and all vehicles of 3.5 tonnes or less powered by a fuel not taxed at source.
The road user charges handbook on this page contains an overview of the new RUC system that came into force on 1 August 2012.
This page also contains a number of forms used for different types of...
The NZ Transport Agency and the New Zealand Bus and Coach Association have produced these brochures to assist bus or coach drivers and operators keep themselves and their passengers safe.
Coach safety on the Milford Road
State Highway 94 from Te Anau to Milford Sound poses special challenges for drivers of coaches and other vehicles. This brochure describes...