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Vehicle dimensions and mass permitting manual – Volume 1

| Category: Manuals , Heavy vehicle operators , PublicationSubChildrenCategories | 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.

Publication details

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  • Version: Second edition, effective from 11 August 2017
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 978-1-98-851241-9 (Volume 1)
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Vehicle dimensions and mass permitting manual (volume 1) 11 August 2017 PDF [PDF, 8.6 MB]
(445 pages)

Record of amendments, table of contents and About this manual

8 February 2018

PDF [PDF, 1004 KB]
(25 pages)

Part A: Introduction to vehicle dimensions and mass permits

11 August 2017

PDF [PDF, 716 KB]
(55 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

8 February 2018

PDF [PDF, 1.1 MB] 
(27 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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