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Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule 2016 signed

Associate Minister of Transport Craig Foss has signed the Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule (VDAM) 2016 and it comes into effect on 1 February 2017.

The Rule has been revised to help set a reasonable balance between safety, productivity and use of the NZ road network. It is available to read on the NZ Transport Agency website at

More information will be provided closer to the rule coming into effect in February, detailing changes that are required at that time. Prior to then, updated collateral, including updates to the VIRM (previews of changes) and factsheets, are available on our website at

Please familiarise yourself with any aspects of the rule that relate to your day to day operations.

For more information on the VDAM Rule 2016, visit

If you have any questions, please email