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High productivity motor vehicles (HPMV)

High Productivity Motor Vehicles (HPMV) including 50MAX are trucks that are able to operate above the current 44 tonne weight limit under permit.

More information about the legal requirements of HPMVs.

High Productivity Motor Vehicles (HPMV)



  • The Vehicle Dimension and Mass Rule outlines the different legal requirements for vehicles operating on New Zealand Roads, including HPMVs. Earlier this year the Government reviewed the proposed changes to the regulatory framework through the draft Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass (2016). 
    Read more 
  • The VDAM Manual contains policies, standards, processes and procedures for the permitting of vehicles exceeding standard dimension and mass limits.
    Read the manual

Road User Charges (RUC)

  • If you need to pay your Road User Charges then go the RUC section