Land Transport Rule
Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2019
Objective of the Rule
Land Transport Rule: Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2019 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Heavy Vehicles 2004 (the Heavy Vehicles Rule). The Heavy Vehicles Rule sets out requirements and standards for heavy vehicle safety.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to update the definition of Gross mass to align with Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016.
Extent of consultation
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Heavy Vehicles Rule and 14 other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single Rule, Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into separate amendment Rules.
The NZ Transport Agency sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 2544 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Rules to be amended. The Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the NZ Transport Agency’s Contact Centre and, together with Questions and Answers, was also available on the NZ Transport Agency’s website. The availability of the amendment proposals for comment was publicised in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. It was also notified in the New Zealand Gazette on 23 July 2018.
The NZ Transport Agency received 41 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which three commented on the proposed amendment to the Heavy Vehicles Rule.
The submissions received were taken into account in finalising the draft Rule following which it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.
Section 1 Preliminary provisions
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2019.
This Rule comes into force on 1 June 2019.
1.3 Principal Rule amended
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Heavy Vehicles 2004.
Section 2 Amendment to principal Rule
2.1 Part 2 amended (Definitions)
In Part 2, replace the definition of Gross mass with:
Gross mass has the same meaning as in Part 2 of Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016
Land Transport Rule - Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2019 - Rule 31002/2004/10
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi