This guide explains how trailer manufacturers or importers providing more than 4 trailers in a 12-month period can apply for a vehicle type approval for a low aggregate trailer mass (ATM) trailer (4.5 tonnes or less).
It also tells you how to apply for a concessional RAV entry approval to manufacture or import up to 4 low ATM trailers in a 12-month period.
Also included are details of:
- who can apply
- the required information and supporting documentation
- how to comply with the applicable national road standards, and
- application fees.
The decision making process and an approval holder's responsibilities are also described.
The guide also outlines the transitional period arrangements (from 1 July 2021 to 31 May 2023) for low ATM trailer approvals to transition from the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (MVSA) to the RVS laws.