New Rules About Vehicle Mass and Dimension Implemented in NZ

NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has enforced the new Vehicle Dimensions and Mass (VDAM) 2016 rule which came into effect recently.

The new rule includes changes in vehicle dimensions and gross mass limits for some common heavy vehicle configurations, including a change in general heavy vehicle dimensions such as width and height.

Heavy vehicle height has risen from 4.25m to 4.3m, including load restraint devices. In Australia the standard height rule in Australia is 4.3m or greater in case of special freight and 2.5m width for heavy vehicles.

The gross mass limit standard has increased from 44,000kg to 45,000kg.

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