This information is put together from data retrieved from the NZ Transport Agency’s Open Data portal https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/
This summary includes data for three heavy truck and trailer classes.
A goods vehicle is a motor vehicle that:
(a) is constructed primarily for the carriage of goods; and
(i) has at least four wheels; or
(ii) has three wheels and a gross vehicle mass exceeding one tonne.
A table of all vehicle classes can be found in Table A of the Land Transport Rule Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016, Rule 41001/2016
Note: vehicle classes are not the same as RUC vehicle types or driver licence classes.
This information is put together from data provided by the NZ Transport Agency. New Zealand Trucking magazine acknowledges the assistance of the media team at NZTA for providing this information.
A description of RUC vehicle types is available at https://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/licensing-rego/road-user-charges/rucrates-and-transaction-fees/
Total value and distance of road user charges purchased between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2019 by purchase year.
Month-on-month purchase of RUC during 2019
The greatest RUC purchases made during 2019 were for type 1 vehicles, powered vehicles with two axles (except type 2 or type 299 vehicles). Vehicles in this type include vans, light trucks, SUVs and utes, and light cranes. Type 1 purchases were: 11,503,966,413 kilometres that cost $812,973,322.
The top eight RUC type purchases, other than type 1, for 2019 in descending order were:
The red dots represent the cost of the RUC purchased for that RUC type for all of 2019 only, thus for RUC type 6 vehicles, powered vehicles with three axles (except type 308, 309, 311, 399 or 413 vehicles), the higher cost results from the high cost of RUC for these type vehicles above 12 tonne.