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Approved independently qualified person (IQP) list

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

An IQP is a person trained and appointed by the roller brake machine (RBM) manufacturer or their New Zealand agent, and approved by the Transport Agency, to calibrate approved RBMs. This document can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's Vehicle inspection portal.

Performance based standards (PBS)

Published: | Category: Commercial drivers & operators , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Advice and assistance, Certifiers, General, Heavy vehicle operators, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

Performance based standards (PBS) help determine whether non-standard heavy vehicles designs or combinations meet the safety performance requirements equivalent to standard vehicles. The PBS guide sets out how industry and the NZ Transport Agency could manage an updated set of PBS for heavy vehicles. It also includes common questions and answers and a review report setting out the the new PBS in detail. The PBS requirements (as of 22 May 2019) for New Zealand outline both the test procedures and the pass/fail criteria. These PBS requirements are used as a basis for the permitting of high productivity motor vehicles and other vehicles that fall outside of the specifications of the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016 (VDAM Rule). Related information:
High productivity motor vehicles (HPMV)

Motor Vehicle Register

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations, Vehicle traders

The Motor Vehicle Register records information about vehicles used on New Zealand roads and the persons responsible for their use. The primary purposes of the Motor Vehicle Register are:

enforcement of the law

maintenance of the security of New Zealand

collection of charges imposed or authorised by an act

administration and development of transport law and policy. The Motor Vehicle Register is only for companies and individuals who have authorised access to the register. For more detailed information and how to apply access:
The Motor Vehicle Register

The following information is available for public viewing:

Motor Vehicle Register open data portal
The open data portal provides a point-in-time ‘snapshot’ of all vehicles currently registered in New Zealand. Vehicle fleet data files can also be downloaded individually by year, refer to 'New Zealand vehicle fleet open data sets'.

Factsheet index

Published: | Category: Index , Factsheets | Audiences: Certifiers, Communities, General, Heavy vehicle operators, Importers, Local & regional government, Medical practitioners, Motorcyclists, Motorists, Schools & teachers, Taxi drivers & operators, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations, Vehicle traders, Visitors & new residents, Walkers & cyclists

The NZ Transport Agency's factsheets provide information on transport safety, standards and processes. All our factsheets are available on this website and can be printed directly from the site. Many of our factsheets are also available from the Transport Agency's agents and regional offices in a printed format. (These are indicated with an asterisk* in the list below. )

Singapore emission exemptions

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Importers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

As of 1 January 2017, the Singapore emissions exemptions document, a Transport Agency list of exemption-eligible vehicles, ceased to be valid. To prove exhaust emissions rule compliance for used vehicles imported from Singapore, visit the Transport Agency’s VIRM: Entry certification: Technical bulletin 28 Exhaust emissions standard compliance. The exemption from land transport vehicle rules application form can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's vehicle inspection portal.

Application to become a vehicle inspector

Published: | Category: Vehicle certification , Forms | Audience: Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

Applications for appointment must be sponsored by an employing inspecting organisation/Transport Service Delivery agent. This form can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's vehicle inspection portal.

Request to remove border damage flag

Published: | Category: Forms | Audience: Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

These forms are to be used by a vehicle inspector if they determine that the vehicle does not exceed the threshold for requiring repair certification. This form can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's vehicle inspection portal.

Vehicle inspection requirements manual (VIRM): Entry certification

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection requirements manual (VIRM) , Manuals | Audiences: Certifiers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

This manual applies to the entry inspection and certification of motor vehicles. This VIRM can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's Vehicle inspection portal.

Vehicle inspection requirements manual (VIRM): Border inspection of used imported vehicles

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection requirements manual (VIRM) , Manuals | Audience: Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

The purpose of the manual is to explain the conditions of appointment and the requirements for the border inspection of imported used vehicles that are entering New Zealand. This VIRM can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's Vehicle inspection portal.

Fit and proper person guidelines

Published: | Category: Leaflets & brochures | Audience: Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

A person or organisation who is responsible for vehicle inspection and certification outcomes is appointed by the NZ Transport Agency. Clause 2. 5 (2) (a) of the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 includes the requirement for a person to be fit and proper. This document details those requirements.