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Heavy vehicle certification information for customers – Patrick Chu

Patrick Chu recertification update for customers – 19 November 2019

The Transport Agency is extending the date that vehicle owners impacted by revocations can apply for financial support.

In addition, we are also extending some exemptions to operate a vehicle but not tow anything.

Further details are available on the financial support page.


The Transport Agency began investigating Auckland based heavy vehicle specialist certifier (HVSC) Patrick Chu in 2018 following safety concerns over the certifications issued for several heavy vehicle components.

The April 2019 revocation of certifications for drawbars and drawbeams on heavy vehicles follows a revocation in December 2018 related to towbars on heavy vehicles including small trucks, tipper trucks, motor homes and goods vans.