Commercial vehicles are vehicles constructed, fitted or equipped for the carriage of goods. They include utilities, trucks, vans and panel vans. Commercial vehicles do not usually require a Commercial vehicle permit to use commercial vehicle loading zones. Commercial vehicles can use a commercial loading zone for up to 20 minutes without a permit.
If a commercial vehicle is also fitted for carriage of passengers, (i.e. back seats and seat belts) then they do require a Commercial vehicle permit. Dual cab utilities are exempt from the requirement.
Taxis and Limousines can use commercial loading zones provided they are actively dropping off or picking up passengers. They can not be waiting for a fare.
All other vehicles, e.g. sedans and station wagons, must obtain a Commercial vehicle permit to use commercial vehicle loading zones.
The maximum period of time any permitted vehicle can use a commercial loading zone is 20 minutes.
The permit must be clearly displayed on the windscreen.