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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 >>

Trucks Need Freedom Of Movement

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 8:33 am | Road Transport Forum

As New Zealand enters a lockdown, all essential goods required to ride it out will come on the back of a truck, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "It is imperative that both central and local government are clear on ... More >>

Rail’s Freight Value Merely A Mirage

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 11:43 am | Road Transport Forum

  Trucks and other road users should not be funding the mirage that is rail freight, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett told a select committee at Parliament today. "We have already quite rightly referred to the ... More >>

Prime Minister Needs To Read Cannabis Bill

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 9:40 am | Road Transport Forum

The Prime Minister clearly hasn’t read the draft bill to legalise recreational cannabis, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "That was clear after watching her answer a question at Parliament yesterday, on the bill ... More >>

Using Road Funds For Rail "highway Robbery"

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 9:48 am | Road Transport Forum

The Government’s plan for "user-pays" road funding to further subsidise KiwiRail is highway robbery, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. "The RTF opposes funding rail from the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF), ... More >>

Road spending welcomed, but time has been wasted

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 11:54 am | Road Transport Forum

Road spending of $5.3 billion announced by the Government today is well overdue, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. “We are only sorry a couple of years has been wasted in getting on with building and improving the vital ... More >>

Massive logistics behind transporting Karaka 2020 horses

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 10:23 am | Road Transport Forum

More than 1,000 of New Zealand’s finest thoroughbred yearlings will be trucked in and out of the Karaka 2020 sales over the next week in a massive logistics operation, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. More >>

New training to attract and keep good staff

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 12:02 pm | Road Transport Forum

New training to attract and keep good staff Two new training programmes will contribute to upskilling truck drivers, and others who want careers in road freight transport, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. The New Zealand Certificate ... More >>

RTF supports move to get drugged drivers off roads

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 8:51 am | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum (RTF) strongly supports the Government’s moves to get drugged drivers off our roads, says RTF chief executive Nick Leggett. “More people are killed on the roads by drugged drivers than by drunk drivers so we have been ... More >>

Submission on animal tagging shapes new law

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 9:12 am | Road Transport Forum

Industry’s submission that farmers should be responsible for correctly tagging their animals to safeguard New Zealand’s biosecurity, not truck drivers, has been heard and acted on, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. More >>

Let’s look at the true cost of abandoning Auckland’s port

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:33 am | Road Transport Forum

Before any decisions are made about shutting down Auckland’s port and moving its tasks to Northland, it would be good to look at the facts, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. Two reviews from economic analysts, released ... More >>

Incentivising good behaviour best for road safety

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:55 am | Road Transport Forum

Carrot works better than stick when it comes to applying road safety regulations, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. More >>

Mental health ambassador keynote speaker

Monday, 8 July 2019, 9:57 am | Road Transport Forum

Australian transport company owner and passionate mental health ambassador Craig Membrey will be the keynote speaker at the New Zealand road transport industry’s annual conference, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. More >>

Let’s get serious about road safety

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 10:02 am | Road Transport Forum

The number of deaths caused by drugged drivers – 71 last year and 88 the year before - means there must be better testing to get these people off our roads, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. The RTF has submitted on ... More >>

New awards reflect changing face of road transport

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 10:47 am | Road Transport Forum

Promoting diversity and inclusion will help with a sustainable supply of workers, Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett says in announcing two new industry awards focused on women and young drivers. More >>

Another cost of living increase with road user charges

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:39 am | Road Transport Forum

New Zealanders’ concerns about the cost of living will take a further hit when road user charges (RUCs) go up again in July, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. More >>

Drug driving policy needs to focus on saving lives

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 3:39 pm | Road Transport Forum

No matter how long, or what method it takes to road-side drug test, if it saves one life it is worth it, says Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett. More >>

Removing trucks from Auckland CBD ridiculous, says RTF

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 11:38 am | Road Transport Forum

Excluding heavy trucks from Auckland city between 9am and 5pm would have a negative impact on all New Zealanders, says Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett. More >>

 

 

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