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Auckland Cannot Become A City Of Two Halves

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 11:37 am | Road Transport Forum

Auckland cannot become a city of two halves because there is no infrastructure resilience, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "Damage to the Auckland harbour bridge and its subsequent partial closure since Friday last week ... More >>

Trucks And Roads The Key To Economic Survival

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 11:51 am | Road Transport Forum

While it is great to see the Government listening to professional road users and committing to a greater spend on State Highway maintenance, it is disappointing that in doing so they continue to demonise trucks, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive ... More >>

Roads Must Figure In Economic Recovery - Election Manifesto

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 10:15 am | Road Transport Forum

Roads are the lifeblood of the economy and as we head into a general election with the focus on Covid-19 recovery, we need a clear view of the economic recovery plan, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "The RTF has gone ... More >>

Mayhem At The Ports Bewildering

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 5:11 pm | Road Transport Forum

The interpretation of a Ministry of Health order ( Covid-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing ) Order 2020) is causing mayhem at ports for trucking operators, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "This morning ... More >>

Covid Level Moves Create Supply Chain Issues

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 12:58 pm | Road Transport Forum

As Auckland heads into a new Level 3 in response to community transfer of Covid-19, a lot of questions remain unanswered for the business community, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "People are flooding to supermarkets ... More >>

Golden Mile Truck Ban Will Cause Economic Harm

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 10:12 am | Road Transport Forum

Banning truck access to Wellington’s Golden Mile could seriously harm the city’s economy, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "If the powers that be in Wellington want the Golden Mile to be able to live up to its lofty ... More >>

NZ Road Safety Could Benefit From Australian Research

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 1:12 pm | Road Transport Forum

To strengthen road safety and reduce deaths, New Zealand needs better accident data, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. Success Formula and the RTF hosted a trans-Tasman webinar today to present the findings of the Australian ... More >>

Tax Increase Hits At The Worst Time

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 6:18 am | Road Transport Forum

As most New Zealand businesses struggle with the economic hits from Covid-19 that now look likely to last years, it is the worst time to see more tax piled on the trucking industry, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. ... More >>

Northport Expansion Unaffordable In A Global Pandemic

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 7:38 am | Road Transport Forum

It is good to see more evidence showing the folly of moving freight from Ports of Auckland to Northport, in Northland, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. Today the National Road Carriers Association released a report Moving ... More >>

End Of The Line For Auckland’s Light Rail

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 12:15 pm | Road Transport Forum

The Government’s withdrawal of its twin track Auckland Light Rail project is to be congratulated, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "It’s a gutsy move, but it’s the right one, and I congratulate the Government on this ... More >>

RTF Asks Again For RUC Relief

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 8:55 am | Road Transport Forum

Trucking companies have missed out on the Government’s Covid-19 money lolly scramble and this will mean increased costs across the already damaged economy, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "Despite working through the ... More >>

RTF Asks For Higher Threshold In Fair Trading Act

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 11:15 am | Road Transport Forum

A contract threshold of $500,000 should be included in the Fair-Trading Act Amendment Bill, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett told the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Select Committee at Parliament today. "The RTF supports ... More >>

Road Building A Priority For Economic Recovery

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 10:10 am | Road Transport Forum

In an economy battered by Covid-19, the Government should prioritise infrastructure spending on roads, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "We certainly hope to see some significant commitment to this in Thursday’s ... More >>

Urgent Clarity Needed On Transmission Gully

Sunday, 3 May 2020, 10:47 am | Road Transport Forum

The completion date for construction of the Transmission Gully motorway north of Wellington needs urgent clarity from the Government, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "I understand that the Government’s lockdown ... More >>

Thanks To Truckers And Government For Going The Extra Mile

Monday, 27 April 2020, 11:55 am | Road Transport Forum

As New Zealand emerges from the Alert Level 4 lockdown, thanks are due to the essential workers in the road freight industry, and the Government for assisting them in getting the necessary goods through, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett ... More >>

Alert Level Change Opens Up More Freight, But Delay Disappointing

Monday, 20 April 2020, 5:06 pm | Road Transport Forum

More freight will be able to move and more businesses get back to work with the Government’s announced move to Alert Level 3 on Tuesday 28 April, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "While today’s announcement ... More >>

More Freight Free To Move

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 8:01 pm | Road Transport Forum

Recognising the supply chain pressure during the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, the Government has made some adjustments to enable all freight to move, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "A refinement of the rules means ... More >>

Add Key Roads To New Infrastructure Spend

Monday, 6 April 2020, 8:51 am | Road Transport Forum

There are three roading projects that should be added to the Government’s infrastructure spend to recover from the economic shock of Covid-19, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "If they are looking for projects, the Petone-Grenada ... More >>

Supply Chain Links Vital To Essential Supplies

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 10:01 am | Road Transport Forum

Supply chain links vital to getting essential supplies where they need to go must be allowed to work if trucking companies are to survive long enough to meet the demands of the Covid-19 response, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett ... More >>

All Freight Is Essential And Must Move

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 11:18 am | Road Transport Forum

A port pile-up that will restrict movement in and out of New Zealand of essential goods is looming fast if the Government doesn’t recognise that all freight must move in the State of National Emergency, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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