Commercial vehicle safety centres (CVSCs), once called weigh stations, are sites where officers can safely carry out thorough inspections, including vehicle weight and road user charges (RUC), logbook accuracy and driver impairment.

Existing CVSCs are being upgraded, and new sites added, to create 12 CVSCs on high volume routes throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. There will be 8 regular size CVSCs and 4 larger ones.

  • Regular CVSCs will have a weigh bridge, in-road technology, and a simple onsite office, with the capacity to be upgraded if required.
  • Larger CVSCs will have a weigh bridge, in-road technology, an inspection shed, roller brake machine, inspection pit, and office block.   

We’ll let you know about specific sites near the time work starts on them.

Northland

Marsden

Auckland

Albany

Stanley Street

Bombay

Waikato

Taupō

Bay of Plenty

Paengaroa

Upgrade completed in mid-2022.

Tauranga Port

Hawke's Bay

Napier

Manawatū

Ohakea

Construction under way late 2023

Wellington

Mackays Crossing

Tenders requested, January 2023.

Canterbury

Glasnevin

Upgrade completed mid-2022.  

See video  https://youtu.be/jt1TlA2NFLU(external link)

Rakaia

This is a split site with southbound and northbound safety centres being built.

Construction on the southbound safety centre is due for completion in March 2024