The Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016 (the Rule) resulted in a change to the swept path performance criteria. This change restricted a large portion of mobile cranes from obtaining travel time exemptions when compared to the revoked 2002 Rule.
Transport Specifications Limited (TSL) has discussed these performance criteria with the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and the repercussions for mobile cranes attempting to obtain travel time exemptions.
The NZTA has agreed on a new performance criterion that TSL has devised for providing travel time exemptions/reductions for mobile cranes, while a rule amendment is being discussed. TSL performance criteria is designed specifically for mobile cranes, resulting in a large portion of mobile cranes to be exempt from all travel time restrictions.
These criteria consider the dimensions (including all equipment) of a mobile crane, which is then split into one of two divisions. The first division provides an exemption from all travel time restrictions. The second division reduces large mobile cranes travel time requirements to a category 1 over dimension vehicle.
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