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RTF welcomes driver training investment

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:52 am | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum has welcomed today’s announcement that the Government will be investing $2.8 million into expansion of the driver training facility at Manfeild Park. More >>

Road transport industry thanks Pukerua Bay community

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:59 am | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum has presented a $1000 donation to Pukerua Bay School Deouty Principal Andrew Wooster to say ‘thanks’ for the incredible support that the Pukerua Bay community gave to truckies caught up in the State Highway 1 closure on ... More >>

NZTA compliance review necessary

Monday, 15 October 2018, 12:34 pm | Road Transport Forum

The decision by NZTA to review its compliance files and toughen up its enforcement is necessary to restore confidence in the Agency’s compliance functions says Road Transport Forum CEO Ken Shirley. More >>

Road Transport Logistics driver takes national championship

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:02 pm | Road Transport Forum

New Zealand’s champion truck driver for 2018 has been awarded to Darren Wilson of Road Transport Logistics after an intensely competitive final of the NZ Truck Driving Championship at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. More >>

Road Transport Awards recognise community spirit

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:58 am | Road Transport Forum

“The 2018 NZ Road Transport Industry Awards, held last night at a gala dinner in Dunedin, were a celebration of old-fashioned community spirit and innovation in the industry,” says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

NZ Intermodal Transport Safety Group formed

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 9:36 am | Road Transport Forum

A new body has been formed to establish and maintain best practice safety and compliance standards for all road transport operators loading, handling and delivering intermodal imported and exported freight. More >>

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 12:46 pm | Road Transport Forum

This week is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the hard-working men and women of the New Zealand road transport industry, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

National Land Transport Programme a missed opportunity

Friday, 31 August 2018, 2:57 pm | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum, New Zealand’s peak body for the trucking industry, considers the Government’s 2018 – 2021 National Land Transport Programme as a missed opportunity. More >>

Southern flavour for 2018 road transport conference

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 9:47 am | Road Transport Forum

This year’s Road Transport Forum Conference, which is now only two months away, will celebrate the important role of the road transport industry in the Otago and Southland regions, says RTF Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

NZTA must sort out highway issues

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 4:06 pm | Road Transport Forum

Quality issues on our new motorways are becoming an epidemic and NZTA must get on top of the problem, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

Road User Charges increase to cost consumers

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 4:10 pm | Road Transport Forum

The reality of the increase in Road User Charges (RUC’s) announced by the Government is that it is consumers who will end up paying, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

Regional Fuel Tax becomes contagious

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:57 pm | Road Transport Forum

It comes as no surprise to learn that 14 councils around the country are seeking a regional fuel tax similar to Auckland’s, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

Livestock transporters let down over effluent

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:06 pm | Road Transport Forum

Livestock transport operators are extremely disappointed in the way farmers, OSPRI and MPI have failed to implement and properly enforce stock movement regulations as is their responsibility under the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) ... More >>

Road transport operators the victims in Wastney fiasco

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 4:27 pm | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley is sympathising with road transport operators caught up in the Peter Wastney Engineering fiasco. More >>

BP’s price tactics illustrate folly of regional fuel tax

Monday, 30 April 2018, 11:12 am | Road Transport Forum

BP’s price spreading tactics in the lower North Island are a window into the future of Auckland’s Regional Fuel Tax, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

NZTA must take responsibility for Wastney failures

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 12:37 pm | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has expressed disappointment at NZTA’s regulatory processes in the wake of the Peter Wastney Engineering certification issues. More >>

Government must provide certainty over RONS routes

Monday, 23 April 2018, 9:56 am | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley is urging the Government to let communities know their plans for the former RONS routes. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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