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Land Transport Rule: Heavy Vehicles 2004

Published: | Category: Heavy vehicles , Land transport rules | Audiences: General, Heavy vehicle operators

This rule sets out requirements and standards for heavy vehicle safety. It applies to vehicles with a gross vehicle mass of more than 3500kg.

About the rule

The rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) or as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below.

To access the consolidated version of the rule (available only in PDF format), click on ‘Consolidation’ below.

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  • are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text.

About the questions and answers

Questions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed. These versions of the questions and answers are not updated to take into account any later amendments to the rule and are retained for historic interest only.

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Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: 01 April 2005
  • Reference: Rule 31002
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISSN 1173-1559
  • Contact:
  • Amendments: 31002/9 (latest amendment)
  • Also known as: Heavy Vehicles Rule

Printed copies are available from Blue Star. 

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