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Factsheet index (Factsheet 60)

Published: Mar 2014
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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...

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Category: Heavy vehicle operators

F endorsements for driving forklifts (Factsheet 10)

Published: Nov 2013
  • Also known as: Factsheet 10
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet advises when you need to have a forklift endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.

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Category: Heavy vehicle operators

Heavy vehicle driver licences (Factsheet 70)

Published: Nov 2013
  • Also known as: Factsheet 70
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.

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The importance of speed

Published: Sep 2013
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.

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Vehicle dimensions and mass: guide to the factsheet 13 series (Factsheet 13)

Published: Jun 2013
  • Also known as: Factsheet 13
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheets details of the dimension and mass limits for specific vehicles and vehicle combinations.

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Light rigid vehicles (Factsheet 13b)

Published: Jun 2013
  • Also known as: Factsheet 13b
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet details the dimension and mass limits for specific vehicles and vehicle combinations.

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Heavy rigid vehicles (Factsheet 13a)

Published: Jun 2013
  • Also known as: Factsheet 13a
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet provides details of the dimension and mass limits for specific vehicles and vehicle combinations.

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R T W endorsements for special-type vehicles (Factsheet 40)

Published: Jun 2013
  • Also known as: Factsheet 40
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.

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Overdimension vehicles and loads (Factsheet 53)

Published: Jun 2013
  • Also known as: Factsheet 53
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet summarises some requirements of Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002.

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Roadside inspection guidelines for heavy vehicles

Published: Feb 2013
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0-478-40702-0 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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...

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HMV categorisation of defects

Published: Dec 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-39468-9
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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...

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V endorsements for vehicle recovery services (Factsheet 46)

Published: Nov 2012
  • Also known as: Factsheet 46
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet advises when you need to have a vehicle recovery endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.

  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0-478-39464-1 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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...

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Work time variation for critical agricultural operations

Published: Sep 2012
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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...

  • Version: 9
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.

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Road user charges (RUC) publications

Published: 01 Aug 2012
  • Also known as: RUC
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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...

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High productivity motor vehicle permits - application form

Published: Aug 2012
  • Version: Version 3.2.3 (November 2012)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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...

  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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...

  • Also known as: Factsheet 13c
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet details of the dimension and mass limits for specific vehicles and vehicle combinations.

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Dangerous goods carried by transport operators or for direct reward (Factsheet 67)

Published: Jun 2011
  • Also known as: Factsheet 67
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet provides an overview of the requirements for commercial transport operators who transport dangerous goods and for couriers or any other person who transports dangerous goods for hire or direct reward.

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