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Land Transport Rule: Heavy Vehicles 2004

Published: | Category: Land transport rules , Heavy vehicles | Audiences: General, Heavy vehicle operators

This rule sets out requirements and standards for heavy vehicle safety. It applies to vehicles with a gross vehicle mass of more than 3500kg.

About the rule

The rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) or as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below.

To access the consolidated version of the rule (available only in PDF format), click on ‘Consolidation’ below.

The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:

  • have no official status
  • are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text.

About the questions and answers

Questions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed. These versions of the questions and answers are not updated to take into account any later amendments to the rule and are retained for historic interest only.

If you have any questions, please contact the Rules Team by emailing rules@nzta.govt.nz

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: 01 April 2005
  • Reference: Rule 31002
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISSN 1173-1559
  • Contact: info@nzta.govt.nz
  • Amendments: 31002/9 (latest amendment)
  • Also known as: Heavy Vehicles Rule

Printed copies are available from selected bookshops in NZ or from Wickliffe Solutions. 
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Consolidated rule

  1. Consolidation (PDF) — 58 pages (external link)

  2. Preface to Consolidation (PDF) — 4 pages, 96 KB

  3. Incorporated by reference

Principal rule

  1. Heavy Vehicles Rule 2004 — 132 pages, 837 KB

  2. Heavy Vehicles Rule 2004

  3. Heavy Vehicles Rule 2004 Questions & answers

Amendments

2016

  1. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2016

  2. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2016 [PDF, 145 KB]

  3. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2016 Questions & answers

2015

  1. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2015

  2. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2015 [PDF, 195 KB]

  3. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2015 Questions & answers

2014

  1. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2014

  2. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2014 — 11 pages, 196 KB

  3. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2014 Questions & answers

2013

  1. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2013

  2. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2013 — 11 pages, 140 KB

  3. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2013 Questions & answers

2011

  1. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2011

  2. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2011 — 9 pages, 143 KB

  3. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2011 Questions & answers

  4. Heavy Vehicles Amendment (No. 2) 2011

  5. Heavy Vehicles Amendment (No. 2) 2011 — 46 pages, 885 KB

  6. Heavy Vehicles Amendment (No. 2) 2011 Questions & answers

2008

  1. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2008

  2. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2008 — 13 pages, 132 KB

  3. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2008 Questions & answers

2007

  1. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2007

  2. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2007 — 13 pages, 59 KB

  3. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2007 Questions & answers

2005

  1. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2005

  2. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2005 — 10 pages, 42 KB

  3. Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2005 Questions & answers



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