Following the Magnitude 7.8 earthquake on 14 November State highway 1 at Kaikoura has been closed to all traffic due to substantial slips and road damage.
Find out about permits for high productivity motor vehicles (HPMVs), 50MAX and overweight and overdimension vehicles.
High Productivity Motor Vehicles (HPMV) including 50MAX are trucks that are able to operate above the current 44 tonne weight limit under permit.
Find out whether you need a transport service licences, and the process for getting one.
Transport service licence holders can check and monitor the status of drivers’ licences using this convenient online tool.
Find out about the chain of responsibility, which recognises the influence of others in the transport chain on the behaviour of drivers and operators.
On April 15, 2016 Associate Minister of Transport, Craig Foss, amended the VDAM Rule to provide bus and coach operators with access to heavier axle mass limits or weight, through permits.
From 1 February 2017, the rules governing heavy vehicle size, weight and operation limits are changing.
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