Working for the Overdimension and Overweight Transport Sectors
Oversize loads play an important role in the New Zealand's economy and are therefore permitted to travel on the country's roads. To minimise disruptions and ensure the safety of other road users special operating conditions apply. Other road users may need to take care around overdimension and overweight loads that at times may need more road space than normal freight loads.
The NZ Heavy Haulage Association is the national trade association for member companies that transport overweight or overdimension loads.
The transport of such loads by specialist transport organisations involves gaining permission from various regulatory authorities, and a key role of the Association is to promote the interests of the industry with these agencies to ensure that any conditions for travel are appropriate for transport companies to operate within.
The Association also performs a key information-sharing role with its members to ensure that they are up to date with an operating environment that is continually changing. To enquire about membership, please contact the Association.
Road designers should be aware of the travel of overdimension and overweight loads when designing or altering roading networks. The Heavy Haulage Association has developed a comprehensive guideline for engineers to use.
This year the Association's conference is to be held in Queenstown.
Dates: 14 - 17 August 2013
Location: Rydges Lakeland Resort
Registration forms and other information will be available in May.
New Website Coming Soon!
We are pleased to announce that we will be launching our brand new public and member websites soon.
Contact the Association:
Chief Executive: Jonathan Bhana-Thomson
Postal Address: PO Box 1778, Wellington 6140
Physical Address: Level 3, iPayroll House, 93 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011
Phone: 04 472 0366
Fax: 04 471 2649