Land Transport Rule
Work Time and Logbooks Amendment 2012
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Work Time and Logbooks 2007, which includes previous Rule amendments.
Objective of the Rule
Land Transport Rule: Work Time and Logbooks Amendment 2012 amends Land Transport Rule: Work Time and Logbooks 2007 (‘the Work Time and Logbooks Rule’). The Work Time and Logbooks Rule sets out how the limits to the work time hours for a driver, as prescribed by the Land Transport Act 1998, are to be administered. This affects the driver of a vehicle that requires a Class 2, 3, 4, or 5 licence, or is used in a transport service (other than a rental service), or that is a vehicle used to carry goods for hire or reward.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to:
- clarify the application process for persons seeking a variation of work time or rest breaks; and
- correct an error in a reference to a subsection in the Land Transport Act 1998.
Extent of consultation
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Work Time and Logbooks Rule and nine other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2012 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule).
On 17 May 2012, the NZ Transport Agency sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 2500 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 made 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 and in the New Zealand Gazette.
The NZ Transport Agency received 27 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which nine commented on the proposed amendments to the Work Time and Logbooks Rule.
Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into 10 separate amendment Rules, including this Rule. The submissions that were received were taken into account in finalising this Rule before it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.
Section 1 Application
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Work Time and Logbooks Amendment 2012.
This Rule comes into force on 1 November 2012.
1.3 Scope of Rule
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Work Time and Logbooks 2007.
Section 2 Amendments to Rule requirements
2.1 Rule requirements
2.1(1) In clause 2.5(4), replace “transport service operator” with “person”.
2.1(2) In clause 3.2(4), the Note, replace “section 30ZE(2)” with “section 30ZH(2)”.
Land Transport Rule: Work Time and Logbooks Amendment 2012 - Rule 62001/5
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi