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.
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...
This document covers the setting or resetting of the GVM of a heavy vehicle:
- at entry, by the manufacturer, in the case of new vehicles, or
- by the importer, in the case of used vehicles, or
- in service by a HVS Certifying Engineer with the ‘Chassis’ category following qualifying modification or,
- By the Transport Agency or an entity...
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
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 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.
This factsheet details the dimension and mass limits for specific vehicles and vehicle combinations.
The Transport Agency have the authority to approve an alternative means of recording matters (also known as electronic driver logbooks) relevant to monitoring work time. It is a requirement for a commercial driver to record their work time hours.
Logbooks provide a record of matters relevant to the monitoring of work time and rest time a driver has accumulated during a...
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...
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...
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...