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More Detail Needed On Freight Emissions Reduction Target

Monday, 16 May 2022, 2:36 pm | National Road Carriers

National Road Carriers is seeking more detail of the Government’s plans to cut freight emissions by 35 percent by 2035 by using low emissions trucks to transport food and other products. The Government’s Emission Reduction Plan for transport ... More >>

National Road Carriers Supports Congestion Charges But Calls For Freight To Be Exempt

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 11:36 am | National Road Carriers

As the topic of congestion charging hits the headlines many households will be feeling anxious at the thought of yet another cost as they to stretch out of the weekly wage and make ends meet. “At first glance it’s understandable to question the proposed ... More >>

National Road Carriers Strengthens Board With New Secondments

Friday, 6 May 2022, 10:30 am | National Road Carriers

National Road Carriers (NRC) is pleased to announce the secondment of Shafraz Khan and Pamela Bonney to the Board – temporarily providing specialist strategic support until the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and scheduled Board elections on 17 June. ... More >>

Truck Operators Extremely Concerned About Rising Costs, Poor Roads And Driver Shortages

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 2:18 pm | National Road Carriers

Truck operators are extremely concerned about the rising cost of fuel and other operating costs, poor roading and driver shortages. These are the findings of a just completed survey by National Road Carriers (NRC) of its 1,800 members with respondents ... More >>

Remove Letter ‘t’ From “can’t” And “won’t” - To Improve Productivity

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 10:39 am | National Road Carriers

We need to remove the letter ‘t’ from can’t and won’t to get New Zealand off the bottom of OECD productivity standings says National Road Carriers Chief Operating Officer James Smith. Smith says Productivity Commission figures show New Zealand’s ... More >>

Overseas Truck Drivers Needed To Fill Shortage

Monday, 28 March 2022, 11:18 am | National Road Carriers

New Zealand urgently needs more overseas truck drivers to fill a growing shortage, says National Road Carriers Chief Operating Officer James Smith. “The people crisis is becoming glaringly obvious,” says Smith. “We need thousands more people in ... More >>

Get Ready For Freight Cost Increases

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 12:18 pm | National Road Carriers

The sharpest increases in fuel prices since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis will inevitably lead to increased freight cost increases says National Road Carriers (NRC) Association Chief Operating Officer James Smith. Smith says fuel prices went up by ... More >>

Time To Open Borders To Attract More Truck Drivers

Monday, 28 February 2022, 2:52 pm | National Road Carriers

The time has some to open the borders and get rid of isolation restrictions so we can attract more truck drivers into New Zealand says National Road Carriers (NRC) Association Chief Operating Officer James Smith. “We have a serious shortage of ... More >>

NRC Backs “Bubble Of One” But Policy Needs To Cover All Supply Chain Workers, Says Coo

Friday, 11 February 2022, 4:56 pm | National Road Carriers

The Government’s newly announced “bubble of one” COVID-19 testing process will work for a large percentage of the transport industry – but needs to cover everyone in the supply chain. That’s the response from National Road Carriers (NRC) ... More >>

National Road Carriers And NZ Trucking Exit Transporting New Zealand (ex Road Transport Forum)

Friday, 1 October 2021, 4:08 pm | National Road Carriers

· Effective immediately National Road Carriers and NZ Trucking will exit Transporting New Zealand (formerly Road Transport Forum) after reaching an impasse with RTANZ regarding industry association structure. · Our nation and our industry face significant ... More >>

David Aitken To Step Down As CEO Of National Road Carriers Association

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 4:33 pm | National Road Carriers

After 13 years in the role, David Aitken is to step down as CEO of National Road Carriers Association (NRC), the national organisation that provides advice and advocacy for 1,800 road transport companies. NRC chairman Don Wilson said Mr Aitken had shown ... More >>

Queen St Changes Make Goods Delivery Unsafe, Difficult

Friday, 30 April 2021, 1:40 pm | National Road Carriers

Proposed roading layout changes to Queen Street will make freight and courier deliveries to downtown retail and office businesses more difficult and unsafe and says National Road Carriers Association (NRC) spokesman Chris Carr. Auckland Transport has proposed ... More >>

Auckland Transport Alignment Project Report Practically Silent On Road Freight

Friday, 12 March 2021, 12:07 pm | National Road Carriers

The $31 billion Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) announced today by Minister of Transport Michael Wood and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is practically silent on road freight says National Road Carriers Association (NRC) CEO David Aitken. The report ... More >>

NRC Concerned By Container Offload At Northport

Friday, 4 December 2020, 6:20 am | National Road Carriers

A sudden decision to move a large in-bound container ship to Northport to discharge 1,300 containers raises serious safety concerns, says National Road Carriers (NRC) Chief Executive David Aitken. Mr Aitken was commenting on the announcement from ANZEX ... More >>

NRC Offers Qualified Support To Congestion Charges

Monday, 30 November 2020, 3:50 pm | National Road Carriers

Congestion charges for Auckland roads would be supported by the road freight industry if the user-pays scheme delivered the claimed benefits of faster travel times and increased productivity across the city, says National Road Carriers (NRC) Chief Executive ... More >>

Supply Chain On Brink Of Overload Says National Road Carriers

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 4:34 pm | National Road Carriers

The New Zealand supply chain is on the brink of overload and it looks like the upcoming peak imports season may push it over the edge says National Road Carriers Association (NRC) CEO David Aitken. “Worldwide supply chains are in disarray,” says Mr Aitken. ... More >>

National Road Carriers Association Promotes Sir John Kirwan’s Mentemia Mental Health App To Drivers

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 3:29 pm | National Road Carriers

National Road Carriers Association (NRC) is working to help ease mental stress by partnering with Sir John Kirwan’s Mentemia to provide its mental health app to all those involved in the transport industry. “The industry’s health and wellbeing ... More >>

Appalling Roads Take An Emotional Toll On Truck Drivers

Monday, 14 September 2020, 5:02 pm | National Road Carriers

The appalling state of many New Zealand’s roads is taking a physical and mental toll on truck drivers according to the National Road Carriers Assn (NRC). “If our roads were a factory or a building site, the workplace safety inspectors would be ... More >>

Truck Owners Give Thumbs Up To NRC Membership

Monday, 17 August 2020, 12:44 pm | National Road Carriers

Truck company owners have given a big thumbs up to their membership of National Road Carriers Assn (NRC), especially during the COVID-19 crisis. Twenty NRC members from around the country were asked what NRC membership means to them and their responses ... More >>

National Road Carriers Welcomes National Party’s $31 Billion Transport And Infrastructure Package

Friday, 17 July 2020, 3:59 pm | National Road Carriers

Road freight sector advocate National Road Carriers Association (NRC) has welcomed National Party leader Judith Collins’ announcement today of a $31 billion transport and infrastructure package if it wins the September general election. NRC chair Don ... More >>