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Work time and logbooks – ferry variation

Published: | Category: Commercial drivers & operators , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

Info card providing advice about the work time ferry exemption.

Alternative approved means of recording (electronic driver logbooks)

Published: | Category: Corporate publications | Audiences: Heavy vehicle operators, Taxi drivers & operators

The Transport Agency have the authority to approve an alternative means of recording matters (also known as electronic driver logbooks) relevant to monitoring work time. It is a requirement for a commercial driver to record their work time hours. 

HMV categorisation of defects

Published: | Category: Technical memoranda | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

This guide covers a considerable number of faults and situations that are dealt with by police who hold a certificate to carry out level 3 and level 5 inspections, CVIU vehicle safety officers and NZ Transport Agency transport officers. They contain a set of national enforcement standards designed to ensure that heavy vehicle defects are dealt with uniformly throughout the country. These guides are also available to the transport industry as a reference guide.

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.

Advice on unavoidable delays

Published: | Category: Commercial drivers & operators , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

Info card providing advice on unavoidable delays.

Work time variation for critical agricultural operations

Published: | Category: Corporate publications | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

The Land Transport Act 1998 allows operators of vehicles working on critical agricultural tasks to apply for a 'variation' to legal work time hours. An example of a critical task is harvesting. Allowances are also made for tasks such as spraying or planting crops. Agricultural contractors need to apply for a variation, which will be approved in writing and issued by the NZ Transport Agency before it can be used. On this page you will find further information and application resources related to this 'variation' process. See also the Land Transport Act 1998.

High productivity motor vehicle permits – information documents

Published: | Category: Guidance for specialists | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

To be eligible for a high productivity motor vehicle (HPMV) permit your vehicle has to be capable of carrying higher loads. Read the following two documents for more information about this. Note: A technical factsheet (Factsheet 13g) is also now available.

Load pilot driver code

Published: | Category: Commercial drivers & operators , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

A guide on how to provide advance warnings and meet minimum safety requirements for class 2 load pilots. You can obtain your class 2 pilot licence by learning the information in this book and passing the test at the back.
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