What is the difference between a rental service vehicle Certificate of Fitness and a passenger service vehicle Certificate of Fitness?

There are two types of passenger service vehicles. They are:

•          Small (seating capacity of 12 or less including the driver)
•          Large (seating capacity of 13 or more including the driver)

If a small passenger service vehicle is hired from a rental service agency the driver guide should ensure that the vehicle has a Certificate of Loading. Most importantly one should ensure the section under the heading passengers is completed. Do not confuse this with the heading of occupancy.

If a large passenger service vehicle is hired (13 or more seats including the driver) then the vehicle by rights should have a Certificate of Loading as a matter of course.

The following link should also provide information regarding passenger service vehicle requirements
http://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/in-service-wof-and-cof/light-psvs
This information is given in good faith and ultimately one should seek legal advice