Introduction

The official New Zealand road code for heavy vehicle drivers is a user-friendly guide to New Zealand’s traffic law and safe driving practices that apply to drivers of heavy vehicles. You will be tested on this information and The official New Zealand road code in your theory and practical driving tests.

The licence and study guide section will help you through each stage of your heavy vehicle (classes 2–5) driver licence. It explains what you need and how to apply for each class of licence, and provides useful information about the theory and practical tests. It also includes the questions that you could be asked when you sit the theory test for your class 2, 3 and 5 learner licence.

This includes a truck loading section based on The official New Zealand truck loading code also produced by the NZ Transport Agency. The heavy vehicle licence test will include questions from this section of the heavy vehicle road code. The inclusion of the Truck loading code in The official New Zealand road code for heavy vehicle drivers acknowledges that loading is crucial to the safety of heavy vehicles.

This guide is intended for drivers of heavy vehicles. The Transport Agency also publishes The official New Zealand road code, The official New Zealand road code for motorcyclists as well as The official New Zealand code for cyclists.

Road code updates

While The official New Zealand road code for heavy vehicle drivers is carefully checked to ensure it is accurate at the time of publication, changes to legislation may mean that some information becomes out-of-date. To make sure you have the most up-to-date information, click here or call us on 0800 822 422.

Where can I buy the 'Road code'?

You can purchase copies of The official New Zealand road code for car drivers, The official New Zealand road code for heavy vehicle drivers and The official New Zealand road code for motorcyclists from NZ Transport Agency agents and most booksellers.

The 2010 edition of The official New Zealand road code is available from the following stockists:

The recommended retail price is $24.90.

DISCLAIMER

The NZ Transport Agency has endeavoured to ensure the material in this document is technically accurate and reflects legal requirements. However, as this road code contains a plain-English summary of selected transport-related legislation it does not override governing legislation. The Transport Agency does not accept liability for any consequences arising from the use of this document. If the user of this document is unsure whether the material is correct, they should make direct reference to the relevant legislation. Legislation can be accessed online at www.legislation.govt.nz.

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Last updated: 15 July 2014