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Fonterra is right to reduce payment times

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:29 am | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley acknowledges the action taken by Fonterra to reduce its payment times to small and medium suppliers and contractors. More >>

Politicisation of National Land Transport Fund

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 10:08 am | Road Transport Forum

The new draft Government Policy Statement for land transport released yesterday highlights a deeply concerning politicisation of the National Land Transport Fund, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

Regional fuel tax a nonsense

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 2:23 pm | Road Transport Forum

The introduction of legislation enabling the imposition of regional fuel taxes is a retrograde step that will hinder rather than help the Government’s infrastructure plans, according to Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

Trucking industry supportive of Manawatu Gorge replacement

Friday, 16 March 2018, 12:09 pm | Road Transport Forum

The announcement of ‘Option 3’ as the preferred replacement for State Highway 3 through the Manawatu Gorge has the full support of the Road Transport Forum and the road freight industry, says RTF Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

RTF encouraged by commitment to deal with corporate bullies

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 9:57 am | Road Transport Forum

Signs that this Government is willing to do something about the issue of late payment terms is great news for many road transport operators, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

SH1 reopening a significant achievement

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 4:49 pm | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has congratulated NZTA and the NCTIR alliance on tomorrow’s reopening of State Highway 1 around Kaikoura. More >>

Best solution critical for Manawatu Gorge alternative

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 4:47 pm | Road Transport Forum

While the deferral of a decision on the alternative Manawatu Gorge route is disappointing to the road transport industry it is critical that the best option is found, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. “Many freight operators active ... More >>

Urgency needed on East-West Link alternative

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:52 am | Road Transport Forum

The Environmental Protection Authority’s draft decision giving approval for the East-West Link makes it even more urgent for Government to deliver a suitable enduring solution, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. The Government, ... More >>

Outstanding contributors to road transport industry honoured

Monday, 13 November 2017, 3:47 pm | Road Transport Forum

Outstanding achievement and the promotion of excellence in the road transport industry has been appropriately recognised at the 2017 Road Transport Forum Conference with the presentation of four New Zealand Road Transport Industry Awards. More >>

2017’s champion truck driver is found

Monday, 13 November 2017, 2:37 pm | Road Transport Forum

New Zealand’s champion truck driver for 2017 has been found following a highly competitive final of the NZ Truck Driving Championship held at Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton last Friday. More >>

Minister of Transport to address road transport conference

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 8:54 am | Road Transport Forum

The road transport industry is delighted that the new Minister of Transport is to address the Road Transport Forum’s Annual Conference in Hamilton on Saturday, says RTF Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

Road transport industry works to refine qualifications

Monday, 30 October 2017, 1:34 pm | Road Transport Forum

Better recognising the skills of heavy vehicle drivers by making the qualifications more relevant to them and significantly reducing associated costs is a key objective of work the road transport sector currently has underway with industry training organisation ... More >>

Road Transport Industry Will Hold Greens to Promise

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 9:39 am | Road Transport Forum

Green Party Leader James Shaw’s assurance that all transport funding will be treated on an even playing field and that the Government will apply the same benefit-cost analysis for all transport projects is a promise that the road transport industry ... More >>

National Land Transport Fund now a lolly scramble

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 5:01 pm | Road Transport Forum

National Land Transport Fund now a lolly scramble The Confidence and Supply Agreement between Labour and the Greens directly threatens the integrity of the National Land Transport Fund, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. “Prioritising ... More >>

Resilience and adaptability theme of 2017 RTF Conference

Friday, 20 October 2017, 2:41 pm | Road Transport Forum

Over the last year the road transport industry has faced some pretty significant challenges in carrying out the freight task, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

Transport infrastructure must be a focus for new Government

Friday, 20 October 2017, 10:08 am | Road Transport Forum

The new Government must continue to make major investments in transport infrastructure if New Zealand’s economy is to continue along its present growth track, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. “While it is pleasing that three parties ... More >>

Motorway rock throwers must be stopped

Friday, 6 October 2017, 11:23 am | Road Transport Forum

Rocks being hurled from motorway overbridges are endangering the lives of truck drivers and other motorists and action must be taken to stop it, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. “Members have reported through our associations an ... More >>

Road transport industry steps up in pipeline crisis

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:09 am | Road Transport Forum

With fuel now flowing through the pipeline from Marsden Point to the Wiri Oil Services terminal and air services largely back on track it is worth reflecting on the critical role the road transport industry played in alleviating the shortage, says Road Transport ... More >>

Road user charges must not fund light rail

Monday, 18 September 2017, 2:40 pm | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley is warning political parties to stop using the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF) as a convenient slush fund for their pet projects. “The latest proposal from New Zealand First to fund light rail ... More >>

Mt Messenger bypass critical for Taranaki

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 2:34 pm | Road Transport Forum

The Government’s announcement to proceed with Option C for the Mt Messenger Bypass has the full support of the road transport sector, according to Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley and Road Transport Association NZ Area Executive Tom ... More >>

 

 

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