The average load carried by heavy vehicles has gradually increased since 2009. Heavier High-Productivity Motor Vehicles (HPMVs) were permitted starting in 2010.
Core dashboard information
Average load of heavy road vehicles (tonnes)
Nature of data
The average truck loadings are obtained from NZTA WIMS (Weigh in Motion Sites) data. For each truck, the load is calculated by taking the measured total weight of the truck and subtracting the tare (unladen) weight of the truck as shown in the Motor Vehicle Register.
|Custodian of data||Ministry of Transport|
|URL||https://www.transport.govt.nz/mot-resources/vehicle-fleet-statistics/, New Zealand Vehicle Fleet Annual Statistics spreadsheet, Tab 11.1, 11.2|
|Quality of the data||