Traffic and travel updates: visit the Journey Planner website(external link) for more information about the latest road closures affecting the South Island following the recent weather events.
Find out which permit is right for your vehicle.
Learn more about how we are strengthening compliance and monitoring of heavy vehicle permits.
There are strict controls on the weight and axle loads of overweight vehicles.
Overdimension vehicles and loads need to follow additional requirements before travelling on our roads.
Specialist vehicles may require permitting based on their rear-axle mass limit.
The VDAM manual states the NZ Transport Agency’s policies, standards, processes and procedures for the permitting of vehicles exceeding standard dimensions and mass limits. It also references Performance Based Standards (PBS) for non-standard vehicles.
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