Heavy vehicles and overweight permits
1. Do we charge overweight permit processing fees?
2. When do I have to pay?
3. How do I apply for an overweight permit?
4. What about 50MAX and HPMV permits?
5. What’s the different between all these different sorts of permits?
|Overweight Permits ||New Zealand has strict rules regarding “Mass Limits”. This limits how heavy any one axle is allowed to be on a vehicle (up to 46 tonnes). To protect delicate structures like bridges, overweight permits must be obtained by operators prior to driving on the road network. |
|Overdimension Permits||The Land Transport Rule lists a series of sizes for standard motor vehicles carrying loads. To protect delicate overhead structures (power lines, overhead signs, bridges) and to avoid damaging the grass berm or vegetation on the sides of narrow roads, over-dimension permits must be obtained by operators prior to driving on the road network. |
Overdimension permits are issued by NZTA, visit the NZTA website for further information.
|HPMVs ||High Productivity Motor Vehicles (HPMVs) are allowed under new legislation. The vehicle configuration for full HPMV allows freight operators to carry increased payloads on parts of the network where bridges have been assessed/upgraded to carry heavier weights. |
Page reviewed: 28 Aug 2017 2:19pm