Can I use my own vehicle for driver guiding?

You can use your own vehicle providing it is classified a Passenger Service Vehicle (PSV). A "Passenger Service" means carrying passengers in a motor vehicle for hire or reward. It includes situations where the vehicle is hired out and a driver is provided.

Passenger Service Vehicles are:

  • Vehicles used in a passenger service (no matter how many seating positions they might have)
  • Vehicles with more than 12 seating positions (whether they're used for hire or reward or not)
  • Heavy motor vehicles with more than nine seating positions – for vehicle design and standards purposes (whether they’re used for hire or reward or not)

PSVs are vehicles used in an operation where carrying passengers is an integral part of the business. The most obvious passenger service vehicles are buses, taxis and shuttles. Rental vehicles are PSVs only if they have more than 12 seating positions, or if they're hired by a passenger service licence holder to operate as a PSV. Please read the factsheet of NZ Transport Agency.