The Vehicle Dimension and Mass Rule Amendment 2010 allows road controlling authorities to apply for funding from the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) for the introduction of high productivity motor vehicles (HPMVs). See general circular 10/02.
The NZ Transport Agency provides grants to study the impacts of HPMVs on prospective routes and for works needed to prevent or repair damage to roads. Detailed guidance on the funding application process is now available below.
These guidelines on funding and investment relate to the implementation of the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2010 (the 2010 VDAM amendment). Specifically, it provides:
This procedure provides a simplified method for evaluating the costs and benefits of upgrading road infrastructure to accommodate HPMVs on a specified route from source of freight to destination. The procedure is designed for bridge strengthening works plus upgrading works for pavements, surfacings and geometry.
Road controlling authorities and other interested parties are encouraged to consult their local NZ Transport Agency office to discuss their intentions for HPMV routes, funding or to obtain further information.