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Vehicle dimensions and mass permitting manual – Volume 1

Published: | Category: Manuals | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

Volume 1 of the Vehicle dimensions and mass permitting manual (the VDAM manual) states the NZ Transport Agency’s policies and standards for issuing overweight, overdimension, HPMV and specialist vehicle permits. It contains information for transport operators about applying for and operating under permits to exceed standard vehicle dimensions and mass limits. Other interested parties include local road controlling authorities, enforcement agents and permitting staff.

Note: The parts in this volume are currently being updated. For the most recent version, please refer to the individual part files listed in the table below.

Publication details

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  • Published: August 2017
  • Version: Second edition, effective from 11 August 2017
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 978-1-98-851241-9 (Volume 1)
Title Effective date Download
Vehicle dimensions and mass permitting manual - Volume 1 11 August 2017 PDF [PDF, 8.3 MB]
(445 pages)
Record of amendments, table of contents and About this manual 8 February 2018 PDF [PDF, 1.1 MB]
(25 pages)
Part A: Introduction to vehicle dimensions and mass permits 1 June 2019 PDF [PDF, 768 KB]
(57 pages)
Part B: Overweight permits 11 August 2017 PDF [PDF, 2.7 MB]
(135 pages)
Part C: Overdimension permits 11 August 2017 PDF [PDF, 1.2 MB]
(62 pages)
Part D: HPMV higher mass permits 11 August 2017 PDF [PDF, 2 MB]
(57 pages)
Part E: HPMV overlength permits 1 June 2019 PDF [PDF, 1.4 MB]
(45 pages)
Part F: HPMV 50MAX permits 11 August 2017 PDF [PDF, 939 KB]
(33 pages)
Part G: Specialist vehicle permits 11 August 2017 PDF [PDF, 1.4 MB]
(31 pages)
Part I: Definitions and glossary 11 August 2017 PDF [PDF, 573 KB]
(41 pages)
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