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VIRM: In-service certification

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25 November 20205 Inspection premises and equipmentRavaglioli roller brake machine models RT102/6 GLFP and RT102/6 GPE added for WoF and CoF A
5 November 2020

Technical bulletin (CoF) 8: Tipper bodies fitted to new imported trucks (first registered in New Zealand)

Three additional Foton models added
5 November 2020

Technical bulletin 16: Seatbelt repair and re-webbing

Autosafe and APV are the only companies in New Zealand to have been granted exemptions to re-web seatbelts. These exemptions have been granted under strict conditions. Waka Kotahi is aware that there are other companies who have been re-web seatbelts, but this is illegal.

Autosafe has a list of seatbelt installers on its website that is regularly updated. There are three specialist installers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and a number of other organisations that can assist with seatbelt installations. The list is available at www.autosafe.co.nz

12 October 2020Technical bulletin (CoF) 2: OEM wheel rim optionsHino Distributors (NZ) Ltd. table modified - 8.25" rim width added
24 September 2020Technical bulletin (CoF) 2: OEM wheel rim optionsUD Trucks Distributors (NZ) Ltd added
18 September 2020

General vehicles 7-5 Seatbelts and seatbelts anchorages

Heavy vehicles 7-5 Seatbelts and seatbelts anchorages

Technical bulletin 16: Seatbelt repair and re-webbing

New reason for rejection:

  • A re-webbed seatbelt is fitted without evidence of exemption from requirements by Waka Kotahi

New technical bulletin explaining how to identify compliant and non-complaint re-webbed seatbelts

31 August 2020

General trailers 3-1 Structure

General trailers 8-1 Light trailer drawbar and kingpin

Deletion of text regarding certain Trailpro trailers not being part of the recall (all Trailpro trailers are under recall).
12 August 2020Technical bulletin: COVID-19 recoveryRecheck section of the bulletin updated
7 August 2020Technical bulletin (CoF) 2: OEM wheel rim optionsHino Distributors (NZ) Ltd. table added
31 July 2020Technical bulletin (CoF) 2: OEM wheel rim optionsRim width of "12.25” (Mack Truck only)" added to Motor Truck Distributors Ltd. table
13 July 2020

Technical bulletin (CoF) 8: Tipper bodies fitted to new imported trucks (first registered in New Zealand)

Isuzu NMR models added to the Isuzu table
19 June 2020Technical bulletin: COVID-19 recoveryRecheck section of the bulletin updated as the recheck stop-clock extension period has concuded.

Technical bulletin (CoF) 8: Tipper bodies fitted to new imported trucks (first registered in New Zealand)

Hino Model 300 XZU710R-HKTRSQ3D added to the Vehicles fitted with manufacturer-equipped tipper bodies that do not require an LT400 tables
8 June 2020MC 4-1 HeadlampsFigure 4-1-1 and Table 4-1-1 updated to align with the general vehicles image.
22 May 20205 Inspection premises and equipmentAutoteknik and BM Autoteknik content merged as they are the same manufacturer.
1 May 2020

Technical bulletin 15: Identifying compliant hitches and brake systems

Text refined regarding brakes needing to act on each wheel of every axle to be compliant.
6 April 2020

Technical bulletin (CoF) 8: Tipper bodies fitted to new imported trucks (first registered in New Zealand)

Image of Kyokuto plate added
13 February 20205 Inspection premises and equipment'Eco' added to PlateTronic/SafeTstop Pitstop 2P
21 November 2019

Technical bulletin (CoF) 8: Tipper bodies fitted to new imported trucks (first registered in New Zealand)

Mistubishi Fuso/Fuso table consolidated and new models added (Fuso Enduro FO3128 Tipper and Fuso FK62FH Fighter FK1125 Tipper).
18 October 2019Tractors: IntroductionCorrection that only vehicle inspectors that have inspection group 5 authorisation will automatically qualify for inspection group 6 authorisation. This doesn't apply to inspecting organisations.
9 October 2019

Technical bulletin (CoF) 8: Tipper bodies fitted to new imported trucks (first registered in New Zealand)

Hino Model 300 XZU605R-HKTMSQ3 added to the Vehicles fitted with manufacturer-equipped tipper bodies that do not require an LT400 tables
1 July 20195 Inspection premises and equipmentVamag RBT/C MS roller brake machine added for CoF B
28 May 2019

Technical bulletin (CoF) 8: Tipper bodies fitted to new imported trucks (first registered in New Zealand)

  • A range of Hino Model 300 and Model 500 vehicles added to the Vehicles fitted with manufacturer-equipped tipper bodies that do not require an LT400 tables
  • A range of Foton Aumark vehicles added to the Vehicles fitted with manufacturer-equipped tipper bodies that do not require an LT400 tables
14 May 2019

Technical bulletin (CoF) 8: Tipper bodies fitted to new imported trucks (first registered in New Zealand)

Addition of Foton Aumark BJ1051 (2.8L) - BJ1051V9JD4-FP TIPPER to the Vehicles fitted with manufacturer-equipped tipper bodies that do not require an LT400 tables

14 May 2019Technical bulletin (CoF) 2: OEM wheel rim optionsMercedes-Benz added
29/11/2018Further information regarding identifying Trailpro TP5 and TP8 trailers added.
16 November 2018Heavy trailers 5-1: Service brake, parking brake, emergency brake and breakaway brakeAn air-operated spring parking brake that has been retrofitted to a vehicle to replace a wind-on parking brake must be certified by an HVSC with the brakes category HVEK.
25 September 2018

Technical bulletin (CoF) 8: Tipper bodies fitted to new imported trucks (first registered in New Zealand)

Addition of FUSO FDA60B Canter 161 to the Vehicles fitted with manufacturer-equipped tipper bodies that do not require an LT400 table

8 June 20185 Inspection premises and equipment

The following models of roller brake machine added for CoF B:

  • Maha MBT 7250 Eurosystem
  • Vamag RBT/CMS FW
9 May 2018Light PSV entry and exit steps, ramps and hoists
Heavy PSV entry and exit steps, ramps and hoists
Ramps removed from Mandatory equipment with regard to load rating
7 May 2018Technical bulletin (WoF) 11: Electronic stability control identification

Added the the identification of ESC table:

DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
Note: If a BMW has DTC displayed the vehicle can be accepted as containing an ESC system. The underlying technology to DTC includes DSC - which is an ESC system)
3 May 20185 Inspection premises and equipment

The following models of roller brake machine added for WoF and CoF A:

  • Jevol BT2200
  • Jevol BT3900
  • Jevol PBT2200
  • Jevol PBT3900.
1 May 2018Heavy trailer 10-2: Stock crates and stock crate retention devicesChange to align with Heavy vehicles 14-2. Namely that Reasons for rejection 1d, 1e and 1f do not apply to monocoque stock crates.
20 April 20185 Inspection premises and equipmentAECS SST 45 roller brake machine added for CoF B.
26 March 2018

Technical bulletin (CoF) 8: Tipper bodies fitted to new imported trucks (first registered in New Zealand)

Updated to include some Fuso-manufactured tipper bodies.
17 November 2017Heavy vehicles 7-5 Seatbelts and seatbelt requirementsTable 7-5-7 title updated for clarity to:
Seatbelt requirements for heavy vehicles (first registered in New Zealand from 1 April 2002) and all heavy motorhomes (first registered anytime)
20 June 2017Heavy vehicle 14-2: Stock crates and stock crate retention devices
Technical bulletin (CoF) 7: Stock crate certification
Clarifications around plating requirements
11 May 20175 Inspection premises and equipmentSherpa PBT-24-4757 roller brake machine added for WoF and CoF A.
10 April 20175 Inspection premises and equipmentBM Autoteknik BM18200 roller brake machines added for WoF, CoF A and CoF B
16 March 20175 Inspection premises and equipmentVamag RBT3500 C7 and RBT 3500 XS roller brake machines added for WoF and CoF A
6 March 20175 Inspection premises and equipmentMAHA MTL 5250 rollerbrake machine added for WoF, CoF A and CoF B
5 January 20175 Inspection premises and equipmentAECS SST 10 roller brake machine added for WoF and CoF A.
14 October 2016
Updated
2/11/16
28/11/16

Technical bulletin (general) 12: Used imported vehicles from Japan – disconnected airbags at WoF inspection

What to do regarding the Takata airbag recall.
14 October 2016Technical bulletin (CoF) 7: Stock crate certificationNew technical bulletin.
It is important that stock crate retention is correctly certified to the appropriate standard. This technical bulletin provides explanations of different types of stock crates (fitted to a vehicle with a GVM of 6000 kg or more) their attachments, how to identify them, and how to identify their certification.
28 June 20163-1 Duties and responsibilities

Section 3.1.6.2 has been updated.

The previous wording could have been interpreted as the Transport Agency being required to give 21 days notice before imposing any remedial action (such as training, revisiting the VIRM requirements etc) where an inspecting organisation or vehicle inspector fails to comply with requirements. It is in everyone’s best interests that there is no delay in ordering remedial action.

The 21 days notice only applies to suspension (excluding immediate suspension) and revocation.

15 June 20165 Inspection premises and equipment

RBMs added.

WoF and CoF A

  • Sherpa BS Kompact 3.5
  • Jevol RRT-2500
  • Jevol RRT-2500W
  • Vamag RBT-C

CoF B

  • Vamag RBT-C
10 June 2016Technical bulletin (CoF) 6: MIchelin X Multiway tyreNew bulletin for clarification.
31 May 2016Introduction 5 Inspection premises and equipmentAdditional Jevol RBMs added to Table 5.5, 5.6 and 5.7.
12 April 2016Technical bulletin (CoF) 2: OEM wheel rim optionsWheel rim options for MAN Truck and Bus added.
19 November 2015 MC 10-1 Tyres and wheels A low volume vehicle of class LC which was certified before 1/11/2015 may be fitted with a car tyre if listed on its LVV certification plate.
13 August 2015 Service brake, parking brake and breakaway brake Removed ' emergency brake' from title.
3 July 2015

14-1 Load anchorages
TB (CoF) 6 Anchorage of demountable body assemblies

Removed due to J-hooks being an operational, not a certification issue.
26 June 2015 Introduction 6 Appointments 6.1.4 Requirements to retain appointment
Added clarity around the new requirements regarding the number of inspections required per year to retain appointment.
3 June 2015

GV 10-1 Tyres and wheels

LPSV 10-1 Tyres and wheels
Under Note 3: Clarified definition of winter tyres.
3 June 2015

GV 7-5 Seatbelts and seatbelt anchorages

LPSV 7-5 Seatbelts and seatbelt anchorages

Figure 7-5-5 FS012 Upper seatbelt anchorage request form: Updated to new version.