HVSC VIRM amendment – memo incorporation – 9 April 2018
Over the last several months, in consultation with a key HVSC industry group, the NZ Transport Agency has been working to complete the incorporation of HVSC memos into the HVSC vehicle inspection requirements manual (VIRM). This has been done to centralise sources of information for your ease of access and to allow for a simpler change process going forward. This work is now complete and as of Monday 9 April 2018 all HVSC memos are rescinded and the VIRM amendment will go live.
Many memos now take the form of technical bulletins, while others have been incorporated into the main body of the VIRM under the various sections. While the memos have been incorporated into the VIRM, there hasn’t been any policy or procedural changes
All current certifications (LT400s) referencing the memos will remain valid for the life of the LT400s validity. Starting from 9 April 2018, any references must now be to the relevant section or technical bulletin.
If you have any concerns with the changes made or would like to propose additional changes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Transport Agency will be reviewing the changes in six months, and any feedback received will be considered as part of the next amendment.
A summary of the latest changes are given in the table below.
Intro 3-5 Work procedure
Various memos incorporated
Intro 3-7 Record of certification
4-1 Chassis frame
4-2 Body and cab
4-3 Steering, suspension and axles
4-4 Engine and drive train
5-1 Brakes (general)
10-2 Log bolster attachment
11-1 Local manufacturing
1 Heavy vehicle repair thresholds
2 Isuzu CXH450 chassis repairs and expectation for chassis repairs and certification
3 Heavy vehicle chassis rating
57 series of memos
4 Modification thresholds for the Heavy Vehicle Brakes Rule
62 series of memos
5 Local manufacturing certifier use of Design Certificates for batch built or standard components
6 Certification of light vehicles towing heavy trailers
14 Lost or illegible identification plates for drawbars, drawbeams and towbars
15 Documents required for presentation to an inspecting organisation following HV specialist inspection and certification
31 series of memos
16 Engineers’ responsibilities for modifications that may affect a HV’s brakes
17 Heavy Vehicle Power Pack upgrades to meet emissions requirements
19 Tightening or reusing bolt-in tow eyes