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What vehicles can you drive on what class of licence in New Zealand?

Class 1 – car licence (learner or restricted) A holder of a Class 1 learner or restricted licence can drive: Any vehicle with a gross laden weight (GLW) or gross combined weight (GCW) of not more than 4500kg, including tractors

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Heavy vehicle work time requirements and logbooks

Work time restrictions are placed on heavy vehicle drivers because driver fatigue is a leading cause of fatal crashes. Commercial drivers are particularly at risk, especially when they drive during shift-work. To keep drivers accountable details are stored in a

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Heavy vehicle weights and loads

The tare weight is the weight of the vehicle itself, not including any load. Gross weight is the combined weight of a vehicle and its load, accessories and equipment. Before an overweight vehicle or load can be used on the road, the

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Heavy vehicle dimensions and measurements

Heavy rigid vehicle dimensions

Class 2 The forward distance is the measurement is from the rear axis to the front of the vehicle or its load. The maximum distance a vehicle or its load may extend forward from the front edge of the driver’s seat

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