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Vehicle dimensions and mass permitting manual – Volume 1

Published: | Category: Manuals | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

Volume 1 of the Vehicle dimensions and mass permitting manual (the VDAM manual) states the NZ Transport Agency’s policies and standards for issuing overweight, overdimension, HPMV and specialist vehicle permits. It contains information for transport operators about applying for and operating under permits to exceed standard vehicle dimensions and mass limits. Other interested parties include local road controlling authorities, enforcement agents and permitting staff.

Vehicle dimension and mass permitting manual

Published: | Category: Manuals | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

The Vehicle dimension and mass permitting manual (the VDAM manual) states the NZ Transport Agency’s policies, standards, processes and procedures for the permitting of vehicles exceeding standard dimension and mass limits. The manual is the authoritative body of knowledge for all heavy vehicle permitting and supersedes the Transport Agency’s Overweight Permit Manual and Draft HPMV Manual.

Finding a heavy vehicle specialist certifier

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

Are you having work completed on your vehicle? The heavy vehicle specialist certifiers document below contains a list of heavy vehicle specialist certifiers in New Zealand. Please note that this list will be updated regularly.

Heavy rigid vehicles (Factsheet 13a)

Published: | Category: Vehicle dimensions & mass , Factsheets | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

This factsheet provides details of the dimension and mass limits for specific vehicles and vehicle combinations.

Research Report 653 Extension of NZ Transport Agency Research Report 629: System dynamics investigation of freight flows, economic development and network performance

Published: | Category: Economic development , Research programme , Research & reports | Audiences: Heavy vehicle operators, Road traffic engineers & consultants

In 2017 we developed a system dynamics model to study inter-regional freight and traffic flows in the Auckland–Hamilton–Tauranga triangle. Here we extend the model northward to Whangarei in order to incorporate Northport. This enables us to provide an order of magnitude estimate of how many truck movements might be required to transport freight between Auckland and Northport, if most or all of the exports and imports that currently pass through Ports of Auckland were to enter and leave New Zealand via Northport instead.

Operator statement of compliance of skid plate inspection and maintenance

Published: | Category: Forms | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

The inspection described in this form must have been done less than 30 days and fewer than 15,000km before the CoF inspection in which it is used. A technician must do the inspection. The form can be form signed by either a technician or the operator.

Heavy vehicle driver licences (Factsheet 70)

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Factsheets | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

This factsheet tells you how to get a licence for a heavy vehicle (eg truck or truck and trailer). It outlines the different vehicle weights covered by each heavy vehicle class and the process to progress to a higher class. It provides helpful information relating to medical and eyesight requirements, advises what you need to bring and where you need to go.

V endorsements for vehicle recovery services (Factsheet 46)

Published: | Category: Occupational driving , Factsheets | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

This factsheet advises when you need to have a vehicle recovery endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.

R T W endorsements for special-type vehicles (Factsheet 40)

Published: | Category: Occupational driving , Factsheets | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

This factsheet advises when you need to have a rollers, tracks or wheels endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.

F endorsements for driving forklifts (Factsheet 10)

Published: | Category: Occupational driving , Factsheets | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

This factsheet advises when you need to have a forklift endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.
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