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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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