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1

What is the maximum height from the ground permitted for a vehicle, including its load?

4.25m plus 25mm for lashings, tarpaulins, straps, chains or covers

2

What does gross weight mean?

The weight of a rigid or combination vehicle, together with any load it is carrying (including accessories and equipment)

3

After 5.5 hours of continuous work time, what is the minimum rest time required?

30 minutes

4

Why must a driver do a pre-trip safety inspection? Check all that apply

You can check the load is secured,You can check for safety issues,It reduces the risks of receiving a fine or being issued with a non-operation order

5

If a driver is subject to work time requirements, what is the maximum period of work time permitted in any cumulative work period?

70 hours

6

You are employed as a driver. Within what period of time must you deliver a copy of each completed logbook record to your employer?

14 days

7

From what distance must the rear red light of a heavy goods service vehicle be visible? (note: not an over-dimension vehicle)

100m

8

If a driver is subject to work time requirements, what is the minimum continuous rest time to be taken before a new cumulative work period commences?

24 hours

9

What is the maximum speed limit for a heavy motor vehicle, other than a school bus?

90kph

10

How much weight (sideways) must load restraint systems be able to withstand?

Half the weight of the load

11

What types of vehicle can you drive on a Class 2 licence. Check all that apply.

Class 1 vehicle and a forklift with a GLW of more than 18,000kg

Special-type vehicle that runs on rollers or self-laying tracks and has a GLW of more than 18,000kg

Special-type vehicle that runs on wheels and has a GLW of more than 6000kg but no more than 18,000kg

Special-type vehicle* that runs on wheels and has a GLW of more than 18,000kg

Tractor with a GLW of more than 6000kg but not more than 18,000kg

12

On a rigid vehicle that has two axle sets and is steered by the front axle set, where is the front axis?

The centre point of the foremost axle

13

For how long after the date of the last entry must a driver retain their logbook?

A log book must be kept for 36 months after the last entry. Until recently this was 12 months. The online Road Code has been updated, but if you have an old paper Road Code, this will be out-of-date.

14

What is the maximum distance a vehicle or its load may extend forward from the front edge of the driver's seat (in its rearmost position)?

The maximum distance is three metres.

15

Uncovered, loose bulk loads are liable to fall from the vehicle if they are higher than:

Uncovered loose bulk loads should be loaded no higher than 100mm below the height of the vehicle body.

16

What is the maximum width allowed for a vehicle (other than an agricultural vehicle) including its load?

The maximum width is 2.5m, or 1.25m each side of a longitudinal centre line.

17

If a driver is subject to work time requirements, what is the maximum period of work time permitted in any cumulative work day?

The maximum cumulative time in any one day is 13 hours, after which you must take at least a 10-hour rest.

18

What is the maximum forward distance for a heavy rigid vehicle without a tow coupling?

Without a tow coupling it is 9.5m; with a tow coupling it is 8.5m.

19

A load of 15 tonne carried on a rigid truck with a headboard is secured by two tie downs. What must the combined strength of the tie downs be equal to or stronger than?

The lashings must be able to withstand the load weight

20

Where would you get an overweight permit from?

Before an overweight vehicle or load can be used on the road, the driver must obtain an overweight permit, which must be carried in the vehicle

21

What is the maximum speed limit for a heavy motor vehicle, other than a school bus?

Correct. A vehicle with a GVM of more than 3500kg must travel no more than 90kph on the open road. A school bus limit is 80kph.

22

For a heavy rigid vehicle whose rear-most axle is a non-steering axle, the maximum rear overhang permitted including its load is the lesser of:

It's 4m or 70% of the wheelbase, whichever is lesser.

23

Who is responsible to see that a load is correctly loaded and secure?

Correct. The driver is responsible for the safety of the load.

24

Uncovered, loose bulk loads are liable to fall from the vehicle if they are higher than:

Correct. Uncovered loose bulk loads should be loaded no higher than 100mm below the height of the vehicle body.

25

On a two-axle truck, what is the forward distance?

It's the distance between the rear axis to the front of the vehicle or its load.

26

Providing a manufacturer's tyre and axle ratings permit it, what is the maximum weight allowed on a single standard-tyred axle?

The maximum weight allowed on a single standard-tyred axle is 6000kg.

27

What is the maximum overall length for a heavy rigid vehicle including its load when not towing a trailer?

12.6m is the maximum length, not including collapsible mirrors.

28

What information about the vehicle must be included in the driver's logbook? Check any that apply.

Each logbook entry will have your name, the date the logbook page starts on, the registration number of the vehicle and the start and finish distance recorder readings (if the vehicle you are driving is subject to road user charges), the start and finish times and the location for all your work time hours, and the start and finish times for all your rest breaks and where you took them.

29

What is the maximum distance a vehicle or its load may extend forward from the front edge of the driver's seat (in its rearmost position)?

The maximum distance is three metres.

30

Failure by a driver to produce an approved logbook when requested by an enforcement officer is an offence. If you are convicted of this offence, you may be disqualified or fined. What is the maximum you can be fined?

It's a $2000 fine and 35 demerit points will also be applied to your licence.

31

Which of these aren't goods services? Check all that apply.

Moving animals and mail are classed as goods services; the others aren't.

32

When you are checking your load, what is the most important thing to look for?

Correct. All these are important to check, and you may be breaking the law if they are not within the prescribed limits, but an unsecured load could fall on another vehicle killing or seriously injuring its occupants.

33

From what distance must the rear red light of a heavy goods service vehicle be visible? (note: not an over-dimension vehicle)

Heavy motor vehicles and vehicles fitted with a flat deck or tray for carrying goods that are parked on the street at night must display a rear-facing red light that is visible at least 100m away and is on the side of the vehicle closest to the centre line. More information is here. http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/roadcode/heavy-vehicle-road-code/about-driving/how-to-park-safely.html. If it's an over-dimension vehicle (i.e. one with a projecting load) then the lights must be visible from at least 200m away during the hours of darkness.

34

If a driver is subject to work time requirements, what is the minimum continuous period of rest time that must be taken before commencing a new cumulative work day?

You must take a break of at least 10 hours before starting a new cumulative work day.

35

What is the lowest class of licence required to drive a rigid vehicle that has a gross combined weight of 12,000kg?

Class 2

36

What is the combined rated strength of lashings placed over rigid loads on heavy motor vehicles where loaded against a headboard?

Correct. The lashings must be able to take the full weight of the load.

37

What is the maximum width allowed for a vehicle (other than an agricultural vehicle) including its load?

The maximum width is 2.5m, or 1.25m each side of a longitudinal centre line.

38

Anchor points to which lashings are secured must have a strength of at least:

Correct. The anchor points must have at least the same strength as the lashings.

39

If a driver is subject to work time requirements, what is the maximum period of work time permitted in any cumulative work day?

Correct. The maximum cumulative time in any one day is 13 hours, after which you must take at least a 10-hour rest.

40

A load of 10 tonnes carried on a rigid truck with no headboard is secured by two tie downs. What must the combined strength of the tie downs be?

Correct. The lashings must be able to withstand twice the load weight.

41

Providing the manufacturer's tyre and axle ratings are not exceeded, what is the maximum weight permitted on a twin-tyred axle?

A twin-tyred axle is an axle (other than an oscillating axle) that has a wheel track of 1.3 metres or more and is equipped with four or more tyres. It should carry no more than 8200kg.

42

You see this sign, but you are travelling in a heavy motor vehicle. What is the maximum speed you can travel in this area?
*****70************

Correct. You can travel at the stated limit here because you will not exceed the absolute limit of 90kph for a heavy motor vehicle.

43

Whose responsibility is it to ensure a permit is carried for overweight or overdimensional loads?

The driver

44

When should you check your load? Check all that apply.

You should check your load after each rest stop, and if you have driven over an uneven surface.

45

A heavy vehicle has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) exceeding:

A heavy vehicle has a gross vehicle mass exceeding 3500kg

46

Between which two points is the forward distance of a two-axle truck measured?

The measurement is from the rear axis to the front of the vehicle or its load.

47

What weight limits must be included on a loading certificate for a heavy motor vehicle?

Tare weight in kg
Gross laden weight in kg
C. Gross combination weight in kg (if the vehicle has a towing connection)

48

Where must a road user licence be displayed when a heavy trailer is being towed? Check all that apply.

The RUC may be displayed inside the windscreen on the passenger's side, or on the front left side of the trailer.

49

How many logbooks must a driver maintain?

Correct. You must keep only one logbook.

50

How often do you have to renew your endorsement to carry dangerous goods?

You must renew your endorsement every 5 years to carry dangerous goods, which could include flammable liquids, explosives, toxic substances, corrosive substances and oxidising agents.

51

Must a driver do a pre-trip safety inspection?

Correct. It's not a legal requirement, though you may have to complete some items that are a legal requirement during a pre-trip check, such as affixing dangerous goods signs.

52

What is the tare weight of the vehicle?

Correct. The tare weight is the weight of the vehicle itself, not including any load.

53

From what distance must the rear red light of a heavy goods service vehicle be visible? (note: not an over-dimension vehicle)

Heavy motor vehicles and vehicles fitted with a flat deck or tray for carrying goods that are parked on the street at night must display a rear-facing red light that is visible at least 100m away and is on the side of the vehicle closest to the centre line

54

Where must a road user licence be displayed when a heavy trailer is being towed?

The RUC may be displayed inside the windscreen on the passenger's side, or on the front left side of the trailer

55

For a heavy rigid vehicle whose rear-most axle is a non-steering axle, the maximum rear overhang permitted including its load is the lesser of

4m or 70% of the wheelbase

56

How much weight (sideways) must load restraint systems be able to withstand?


The load restraint system must be able to take at least half the weight of the load to keep it secure.

57

What is the maximum distance a vehicle or its load may extend forward from the front edge of the driver's seat (in its rearmost position)?

3m