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Summary of heavy trucks and trailers first registered in February 2022

This information is compiled from information provided by the NZ Transport Agency statistical analysis team and through the Open Data Portal.

The data used in this information reflects any amendments to the data previously reported.

Vehicle type

This summary includes data from two heavy-truck classes and one heavy-trailer class.

A goods vehicle is a motor vehicle that:
(a) is constructed primarily for the carriage of goods; and
(b) either:
(i) has at least four wheels; or
(ii) has three wheels and a gross vehicle mass exceeding one tonne.

A table of all vehicle classes can be found in Table A of the Land Transport Rule Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016 Rule 41001/2016, nzta.govt.nz/ assets/resources/rules/docs/vehicle-dimensionsand- mass-2016-as-at-1-July-2019.pdf

Note: Vehicle classes are not the same as RUC vehicle types or driver license classes.