Heavy Vehicle Certification Categories
There are different certification categories and each individual certifying engineer must pass examination in a category or categories before being authorised to certify heavy vehicles for that particular type of work. See below for a list of heavy vehicle certification categories and the work involved in each.
When you know the certification category related to the component and/or task you need, you can visit the Waka Kotahi (NZTA) website here for a comprehensive list of Heavy Vehicle Specialist Certifiers (HVSC) authorised to conduct this work.
|CERTIFICATION CATEGORY||COMPONENTS COVERED|
|HVEC||CHASSIS AND BODY MODIFICATIONS AND REPAIRS:|
Chassis and Wheelbase Extensions/Shortening etc.
Chassis and Suspension Modifications
Chassis Rust Repairs
Design of New Chassis and Ratings
Mounting of Tipper Bodies, Knuckle Boom Cranes and other Equipment
Drivetrains and Axles
Seat and Seatbelt Anchorages
PSV Rollover Strength and Stability
Twistlocks/Chain Plates etc.
|HVEL||LOG BOLSTER ATTACHMENTS:|
Logging Bolster Attachments, Modifications and Repairs
5th Wheel Assemblies (Tractors)
Kingpin Assembly (Semi-Trailer)
|HVEK||BRAKE RULE CERTIFICATION:|
Heavy Vehicle Brake System Design and Modifications
|HVS1||STATIC ROLL THRESHOLD (SRT1):|
Vehicle Stability – Basic Vehicle Arrangements/Shapes
(Flat Decks, Stock Crates, Tankers, Bath Tubs – with generic suspensions)
|HVS2||STATIC ROLL THRESHOLD (SRT2):|
Vehicle Stability – Complex Vehicle Arrangements/Shapes
(Transporters, Grain Trailers etc., … or with specifically defined suspensions)
Overweight Permits for Import/Export Containers
|HVS3||STATIC ROLL THRESHOLD (SRT3):|
Vehicle Stability – Practical Test of Performance using an authorised tiltbed or computer simulation
|HVP1||SWEPT PATH 1:|
Swept Path Certification provides exemptions from: travel time restrictions requirement to be escorted by a Class 2 Pilot Vehicle requirement to be escorted by a Class 1 Pilot Vehicle
|HVP2||SWEPT PATH 2:|
Dynamic Vehicle Performance (PBS) analysis for proposed High Productivity Vehicles, either new proforma or bespoke designs