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Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002

Published: | Category: Land transport rules , Vehicle dimensions and mass | Audiences: General, Heavy vehicle operators

The rule covers requirements for dimension and mass limits to enable vehicles, in particular, heavy truck and trailer combinations, to be operated safely on New Zealand’s roads.

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 further questions, please contact the Rules Team by emailing rules@nzta.govt.nz.

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: 01 July 2002
  • Reference: Rule 41001
  • Amendments: 41001/12 (latest amendment)
  • Also known as: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule or VDAM Rule

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Consolidated Rule

  1. Consolidation (PDF) — 57 pages (external link)

  2. Preface to consolidation - 7 pages [PDF, 140 KB]

  3. Incorporated by reference

Principal Rule

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule 2002

  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule 2002 (PDF) — 126 pages, 2.1 MB

Amendments

2016

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2016
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2016 (PDF) — 13 pages, 212KB
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2016 Questions & Answers

2015

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2015
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2015 (PDF) — 17 pages, 272KB
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2015 Questions & Answers

2014

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2014
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2014 (PDF) — 19 pages, 266 KB
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2014 Questions & Answers

2013

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2013
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2013 (PDF) — 17 pages, 815 KB
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2013 Questions & Answers
  4. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment (No. 2) 2013 — 9 pages, 155 KB
  5. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment (No. 2) 2013
  6. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment (No. 2) 2013 Questions & Answers

2012

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2012
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2012 (PDF) — 12 pages, 157 KB
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2012 Questions & Answers

2011

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2011
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2011 (PDF) — 13 pages, 180 KB
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2011 Questions & Answers

2010

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2010
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2010 (PDF) — 31 pages, 162 KB
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2010 Questions & Answers

2009

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2009
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2009 (PDF) — 11 pages, 109 KB
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2009 Questions & Answers

2007/2008

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment (No. 2) 2007
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2007
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2007 (PDF) — 25 pages, 228 KB
  4. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment (No. 2) 2007 (PDF) — 12 pages, 121 KB
  5. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2007/2008 Questions & Answers

2005

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2005
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2005 ( [PDF, 619 KB]PDF) — 15 pages, 70 KB
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2005 Questions & Answers
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