Safety and compliance are minimum requirements for heavy vehicle permit holders. When an operator first applies for a heavy vehicle permit an ‘operator check’ is undertaken to consider the applicant’s compliance.
This operator check includes investigating whether there have been any vehicle safety issues, driver fatigue/distraction issues, road user charges (RUC) evasion and speeding offences. All factors will be considered when allowing entry to the permits’ system.
Permits will not be issued if non-compliance is considered a safety risk.
We expect heavy vehicle permit holders to always comply with safety and legal requirements.
Operators will be monitored for any critical permit breaches. Enforcement actions for critical permit breaches may include revoking permits subject to assessment by Waka Kotahi.
Permit revocations or enforcement actions will be proportionate and will reflect the severity of non-compliance.
All formal actions (including approvals) taken from 1 December 2018 is below and is accurate as at 31 May 2020.
|Higher mass approved||13,346|
|Overdimension permits approved||9,602|
|HVP operators warned||125|
|HVP declined applications||6|
|HVP revoked permits||32|