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No Excuses For Compromising Safety

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 11:20 am | Road Transport Forum

This Road Safety Week (17-23 May), we want to improve safety for truck drivers and all road users by supporting the introduction of electronic log books, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. "The industry must stand ... More >>

Submitters Ignored As Immigration Law Rushed

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 4:04 pm | Road Transport Forum

It was disappointing, but not surprising, to see the Government ignore submissions and continue with its emergency immigration powers, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. "This Government is anti-immigration and Covid-19 ... More >>

Truck Driver Traineeship Launched

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 11:13 am | Road Transport Forum

Today, Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Transport and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood joined the Road Transport Forum to launch a traineeship dedicated to the road transport industry - Te ara ki ... More >>

More Haste, Less Speed On Climate Change For Trucks

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 9:38 am | Road Transport Forum

Reducing harmful emissions from road freight transport is a case of "more haste, less speed", says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. In its response to the He Pou a Rangi, Climate Change Commission (CCC) 2021 draft advice ... More >>

Truck Drivers Need To Be In Line For Vaccine

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 8:55 am | Road Transport Forum

To ensure continuity in the supply chain, the road freight industry needs to know when truck drivers will receive the COVID-19 vaccine, says Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett. Leggett wrote to Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins ... More >>

Week To Show Truck Drivers Some Appreciation

Monday, 22 February 2021, 9:03 am | Road Transport Forum

A week to show truck drivers some appreciation for getting goods around New Zealand no matter what, kicks off today, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. "National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, from 22 to 28 February, ... More >>

Talk To Business - Request To New Government

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 9:59 am | Road Transport Forum

The trucking industry wants to see Labour engage better with the business community in its second term of Government, says Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett. "Solutions to the issues and opportunities that Covid-19 has thrown ... More >>

Trucking Industry Looks Forward To Working With New Transport Minister

Monday, 2 November 2020, 2:08 pm | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett says the trucking industry congratulates Michael Wood, who has been today announced as Minister of Transport, and he looks forward to working with him on the critical issues and opportunities ahead. "This ... More >>

Greg Pert New RTF Board Chair

Friday, 9 October 2020, 8:48 am | Road Transport Forum

Tranzliquid Logistics director and owner Greg Pert, from Tauranga, has been appointed chair of the Road Transport Forum Board of Directors. Pert replaces Neil Reid, who has been the board chair for six years and will remain as a board director. "All ... More >>

Clearing The Haze On Cannabis Law Reform For Transport Industry

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 9:42 am | Road Transport Forum

Transport industry organisations are asking people working in the road transport industry to “get the facts” before voting in the cannabis law reform referendum. In a livestreamed breakfast event from the Remuera Club on Thursday 8 October entitled ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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