14 Lost or illegible identification plates for drawbars, drawbeams and towbars
|This technical bulletin replaces memo 25 and memo 51|
- Drawbars and drawbeams fitted heavy vehicles must be certified to NZS 5446:2007
- Towbars fitted to heavy vehicles must be certified to NZS 5467:1993.
Certification to these standards requires that components are identified by means of a prescribed ID plate fitted to the component.
Note: These ID plates are an inspection requirement at CoF and are subject to inspection by appointed NZ Transport Agency Transport Officers and NZ Police.
If an ID plate is damaged or lost, it requires replacement. The operator may request a duplicate of the ID plate and the certifier has two options.
The original certifier must verify the vehicle identity and the drawbar/drawbeam/towbar specifications with the original certification records. The certifier shall also establish that the component has not been modified or repaired since original manufacture and certification. When the certifier is satisfied, they then issue a duplicate identification plate with the same expiry date (if required) and ensure that it is attached to the component.
If the HVSC is satisfied that the vehicle identity and the drawbar/drawbeam/towbar can be verified with photographs, it is acceptable to perform this remotely.
The drawbar/drawbeam/towbar is re-certified by a HVET certifier in accordance with Re-certification of drawbars & drawbeams of known identity. Replacement is mandatory when the identity of the component is in doubt or the component has been modified or damaged and repaired with no evidence of subsequent recertification.
Page added 9 April 2018 (see amendment details)
- 1 Vehicle Identification
- 2 External projections
- 3 Dimensions
- 4 Structure
- 5 Brakes
- 6 Occupant features
- 7 Vehicle dynamic performance
- 8 Equipment fitting
- 9 Towing connections
- 10 Load retention
- 11 Local manufacture and repair code of practice
- 12 Additional topics
- Technical bulletins
- 1 Heavy vehicle repair thresholds
- 2 Isuzu CXH450 chassis repairs and expectation for chassis repairs and certification
- 3 Heavy vehicle chassis ratings: modification thresholds to allow a heavy vehicle’s GVM to be altered (and its chassis rating to be changed)
- 4 Heavy vehicle modifications that may affect the brakes
- 5 HV manufacturer certifier (HMxD) use of design certificates for batch built or standard components
- 6 Certification of light vehicles towing heavy trailers
- 7 High Productivity and Overweight Permit attributes checks
- 8 SRT requirements for ‘O’ Permit Export/Import containers
- 9 Attributes sheet for HPMV/’O’ Permit
- 10 Welding in the transport industry 2013
- 11 Attributes sheet for 50MAX permit
- 12 SARN brake data
- 13 Stock crate certification
- 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
- 17 Heavy vehicle power pack upgrades to meet emissions requirements
- 18 Rebirthing
- 19 Tightening or reusing bolt-in tow eyes
- 20 Modifications to truck cabs