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Heavy vehicle selection guide

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

This guide is designed to help you, as a heavy vehicle purchaser, choose the right vehicle to improve your business's efficiency, safety and - ultimately - profitability.

Heavy vehicle stability guide

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

This guide provides information on heavy vehicle stability issues and suggests techniques for minimising the risks of rollover and loss-of-control crashes, therefore improving current crash trends.

Hire standards

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

This publication is no longer available. If you would like to find out more about hire standards please contact the NZTA Contact Centre on 0800 699 000.

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.

Chain of responsibility and New Zealand road transport

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

Info card providing advice chain of responsibility, how it recognises that all the people who influence drivers’ behaviour and compliance should, and must, be held accountable. This includes directors of companies.

Advice on unavoidable delays

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

Info card providing advice on unavoidable delays.

Accelerated courses for heavy vehicle licences

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

These courses are designed to assess the competence of a person 25 years of age or over to waive the requirement for that person to hold a full Class 2, 3 or 4 licence for three months by assessing the driving experience, knowledge and skills of that person. Each course consists of similar elements: 

the requirement of the driver to demonstrate that they have had experience driving a vehicle that requires either a Class 2, 3 or 4 since obtaining that class of full licence and 
demonstrate their knowledge of safe driving of a heavy motor vehicle, by completing multi-choice questions.  

Note: these courses allow for the accelerated progression of person over 25 only and do not eliminate the requirements for the driver to progress through the individual licence class.

What are cumulative work days and cumulative work periods?

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

Info card providing advice about cumulative work days and periods.

Bus and coach safety brochures

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

The NZ Transport Agency and the New Zealand Bus and Coach Association have produced these brochures to assist bus or coach drivers and operators keep themselves and their passengers safe. Coach safety on the Milford Road

State Highway 94 from Te Anau to Milford Sound poses special challenges for drivers of coaches and other vehicles. This brochure describes the risks and what drivers can do to keep their coach, passengers and themselves safe in this area. Preventing bus and coach fires

Regular inspections and maintenance reduce the incidence of bus and coach fires. This brochure describes some simple actions that drivers can take to reduce the chances of their vehicle catching fire.

Electronic distance recorders Q&A

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

Questions and answers about electronic distance recorders for RUC (road user chargers) purposes, which were enabled by legislation on 1 January 2010. Find out more about RUC distance recorders in the Vehicles section