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Heavy Vehicle Entry Certification proposal

Submissions for this consultation are now closed. 

In response to a number of new imported buses experiencing faults in late 2017, the New Zealand Transport Agency (the Transport Agency) began a review of the heavy vehicle entry certification (HVEC) system. This review included both new and used heavy vehicles.

The purpose of the review was to identify opportunities throughout the system, which would assist improvements in the entry certification system and provide increased assurance in the standard of heavy vehicles entering New Zealand with a robust, risk-based approach, which treats all providers fairly.

33 proposed recommendations have now been identified. The proposed recommendations focus on providing the right tools, information and supporting systems to make complying easy, while ensuring the appropriate checks and balances are in place to address non-compliance. The recommendations are a mixture of Transport Agency-led initiatives and joint Transport Agency/industry collaborative opportunities.

The Transport Agency is now seeking feedback on the proposed recommendations, and the components of a possible work programme.

HVEC discussion document (13 pages) [PDF, 336 KB] 

You’re invited to send any comments or a formal submission in writing to

Opportunity for feedback closes at 9am on Monday, 20 August 2018.