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Heavy Vehicle Load Rule one only

5 November 2004

Heavy Vehicle Load Rule one only

Draft Heavy-vehicle Load Security Rule released for consultation

The Land Transport Safety Authority is calling for submissions on a draft rule covering the legal requirements for securing loads on heavy vehicles.

The draft Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Load Security is now available for public consultation, with submissions closing on 17 January 2005.

The proposed rule aims to improve the safety of heavy vehicles transporting loads on our roads by consolidating, updating and improving the existing requirements for the securing and containment of vehicle loads. The main aim of the rule will be to improve heavy vehicle stability by limiting load movement.

It is proposed that the rule will incorporate to the main criteria of the Truck Loading Code, providing a legal basis for tighter enforcement of load security requirements. The rule would also put in place performance measures to set the standards for acceptable loading practices.

To view the draft rule, make a submission or review questions and answers on the rule, visit www.ltsa.govt.nz/consultation/hv-load-security. Copies of the draft rule can also be obtained by ringing the LTSA

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