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Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002 (Revoked 1 February 2017)

Published: | Category: Vehicle dimensions and mass , Land transport rules | Audiences: General, Heavy vehicle operators

(Revoked: 1 February 2017)

(See Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016)

The rule covers requirements for dimension and mass limits to enable vehicles, in particular, heavy truck and trailer combinations, to be operated safely on New Zealand’s roads.

Rule versions

  • The ‘Current rule’ will give you the most up-to-date version of the Rule and any amendments made to it. We recommend this as your reference point if you want to read the most current information.
  • The ‘Original rule and amendments’ will give you the very first version of the rule (as it was when it was first created) as well as links to all amendments made to it over time. We recommend this page as your reference page if you want to research the history of the rule.

Note: Both of these pages will also provide links to the consultation material – such as summary of submissions and FAQs (questions and answers) – for each version and amendment.

Questions and answers

Questions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment when they are signed. These and other consultation documents on this page have not been updated to take into account any later rule amendments and are retained for historic interest only.

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: 1 July 2002
  • Reference: Rule 41001
  • Amendments: 41001/12 (latest amendment)
  • Also known as: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule or VDAM Rule

Current rule

  1. Consolidation (unavailable)

  2. Preface to consolidation - 7 pages [PDF, 140 KB]

  3. Incorporated by reference

Original rule and amendments

Original rule

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule 2002

  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule 2002 (PDF) — 126 pages, 2.1 MB [PDF, 2.1 MB]

Amendments

2016

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2016
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2016 (PDF) — 13 pages, 212KB [PDF, 211 KB]
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2016 Questions & Answers

2015

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2015
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2015 (PDF) — 17 pages, 272KB [PDF, 272 KB]
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2015 Questions & Answers

2014

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2014
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2014 (PDF) — 19 pages, 266 KB [PDF, 266 KB]
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2014 Questions & Answers

2013

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2013
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2013 (PDF) — 17 pages, 815 KB [PDF, 815 KB]
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2013 Questions & Answers
  4. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment (No. 2) 2013 — 9 pages, 155 KB [PDF, 155 KB]
  5. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment (No. 2) 2013
  6. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment (No. 2) 2013 Questions & Answers

2012

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2012
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2012 (PDF) — 12 pages, 157 KB [PDF, 157 KB]
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2012 Questions & Answers

2011

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2011
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2011 (PDF) — 13 pages, 180 KB [PDF, 180 KB]
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2011 Questions & Answers

2010

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2010
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2010 (PDF) — 31 pages, 162 KB [PDF, 162 KB]
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2010 Questions & Answers

2009

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2009
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2009 (PDF) — 11 pages, 109 KB [PDF, 109 KB]
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2009 Questions & Answers

2007/2008

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment (No. 2) 2007
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2007
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2007 (PDF) — 25 pages, 228 KB [PDF, 228 KB]
  4. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment (No. 2) 2007 (PDF) — 12 pages, 121 KB [PDF, 121 KB]
  5. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2007/2008 Questions & Answers

2005

  1. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2005
  2. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2005 ( [PDF, 619 KB]PDF) — 15 pages, 70 KB
  3. Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2005 Questions & Answers