Land Transport Rule
Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment (No 2) 2009
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002, which includes previous Rule amendments.
- 2.1 Inspection and certification of vehicles for operation in service
- 2.2 Verification of loading and weight limits
- 2.3 Surrender of evidence of vehicle inspection, conditional permits and certificate of loading
- 2.4 Additional powers of the Agency
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2009 amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 (the Rule), which sets out requirements for controlling the entry and in-service inspection and certification processes for vehicles operating on New Zealand roads.
The objectives of this amendment to Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 are:
- • to correct an anomaly created by the Rule that resulted in more-stringent in-service inspection and certification requirements than necessary being applied to some tractors;
- • to remove an unnecessary requirement in the Rule by excepting trailers designed solely for agricultural purposes from compliance with in-service inspection and certification requirements, when being delivered to a farmer or contractor;
- • to align the requirement relating to determining the weight limits for axle ratings for Class MD1 and Class MD2 vehicles with the amended definition of ‘chassis rating’; and
- • to clarify the Rule, in relation to the powers of the NZ Transport Agency to revoke specialist certificates, or to direct a specialist certifier to revoke his or her certificate (record of determination).
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 and eleven other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single draft Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2008 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule).
On 19 August 2008, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 1500 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Rules to be amended, and sought their submissions. The draft Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the NZTA Contact Centre and, together with Questions and Answers, was also available on the NZTA website. The availability of the draft for comment was publicised in the metropolitan daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and in the New Zealand Gazette. The NZTA received 24 submissions on the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which nine commented on the proposed requirements for this Rule.
Following consultation, the provisions in the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into 12 separate amendment Rules, including this Rule. The submissions that were received were taken into account in drafting this amendment Rule before it was submitted to the Minister of Transport for signing.
1.1(1) This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment (No 2) 2009.
1.1(2) This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002.
This Rule comes into force on 7 May 2009.
2.1(1) Paragraph 7.1(1)(g) is amended by substituting the words “a tractor, or a machine” for the words “a tractor or machine”.
2.1(2) Paragraph 7.1(1)(h) is amended by inserting the following subparagraph:
- “(v) delivered from a manufacturer or manufacturer's agent to a farm or an agricultural contractor;”.
Subparagraphs 8.3(3)(c)(i) and (ii) are amended by inserting the words “(if available)” after the word “ratings” where it appears.
Clause 10.7 is amended by substituting the words “, a certificate of loading or a record of determination” for the words “or a certificate of loading”.
2.4(1) Subclause 11.3(1) is amended:
- (a) by inserting the words “or a record of determination” after the words “or a conditional permit”; and
- (b) in paragraph 11.3(1)(b), by inserting the words “or record of determination” after the words “or permit”.
2.4(2) Clause 11.4 is amended:
- (a) by substituting the words “, a certificate of loading or a record of determination” for the words “or a certificate of loading”;
- (b) in paragraph 11.4(b), by inserting the words “, record of determination” after the word “permit”.
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2009 - Rule 35001/6
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi