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VIRM: In-service certification amendment – effective 1 November 2017

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Introduction

1-5 Inspection premises and equipment

  • For clarity, IT system requirements added: To connect to our computer systems, you must operate Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 and run a web browser of Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) to connect. These are the only operating systems that are supported by the Transport Agency to ensure security to our systems.
General vehicles

2-1 External projections

  • Rear bumper removed from frontal impact requirements.
3-1 Structure
  • Rear bumper removed from frontal impact requirements.
5-1 Glazing
  • A V above the e2 mark means toughened, VLT <70%.
  • Sample of a V above the e2 mark added to Figure 5-1-1.
9-1 Steering and suspension systems
  • Clarifies that a left hand drive vehicle cannot be operated in a transport service, rental service or otherwise for commercial purposes for hire or reward (with some exceptions).
11-1 Exhaust system
  • Clarification around exhaust outlet positioning when the exhaust pipe does not extend beyond the rear of the vehicle.
12-1 Light vehicle towbar and fifth wheel
  • Note added regarding safety chains for towbars with a removable ball mount.
Heavy vehicles
2-1 External projections
  • Rear bumper removed from frontal impact requirements.
3-1 Structure
  • (incorporation of Technical note 1)
    Note 6: Some new trucks imported from Japan fitted with ShinMaywa tipper bodies in Japan can be accepted without an LT400. See Technical Bulletin 8 for a list of the makes and models that can be accepted without an LT400.
11-1 Exhaust system
  • Clarification around exhaust outlet positioning when the exhaust pipe does not extend beyond the rear of the vehicle.
Light passenger service vehicles
2-1 External projections
  • Rear bumper removed from frontal impact requirements.
5-1 Glazing
  • A V above the e2 mark means toughened, VLT <70%.
  • Sample of a V above the e2 mark added to Figure 5-1-1.
6-3 PSV entry and exit steps, ramps and hoists
  • Clarifies in note at top of page which requirements apply to PSVs that comply with UN/ECE standards.
  • On a vehicle fitted with a wheelchair ramp or hoist that entered passenger service in New Zealand on or after 1 July 2000, or on a PSV fitted with a wheelchair ramp or hoist on or after 1 July 2000, a wheelchair ramp or hoist must display a load rating of at least 300kg.
12-1 Light vehicle towbar and fifth wheel
  • Note added regarding safety chains requirements for towbars with a removable ball mount.

14-6 PSV baggage and freight restraints

(Note: this is a late addition)

  • Clarification that a stretch cargo net of reasonable quality would be sufficient to meet the requirement of safely securing items of cargo likely to be carried in a small passenger services vehicle.
Heavy passenger service vehicles
2-1 External projections
  • Rear bumper removed from frontal impact requirements.
6-3 PSV entry and exit steps, ramps and hoists
  • Clarifies in note at top of page which requirements apply to PSVs that comply with UN/ECE standards.
  • On a vehicle fitted with a wheelchair ramp or hoist that entered passenger service in New Zealand on or after 1 July 2000, or on a PSV fitted with a wheelchair ramp or hoist on or after 1 July 2000, a wheelchair ramp or hoist must display a load rating of at least 300kg.
Technical bulletins (general)
13 Acceptable overseas proof of modification
  • Updated to include the new acceptable modifications from Australia and the United States.
Technical bulletins (CoF)
4 Taximeter compliance
7 Stock crate certification
  • Clarifications about when to certify.
8 ShinMaywa tipper bodies fitted to new trucks imported from Japan