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RTF welcomes CoF and licence extensions

Friday, 10 September 2021, 10:32 am | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum (RTF) welcomes Transport Minister Michael Wood’s announcement today that driver licences, Warrants of Fitness (WoFs), Certificates of Fitness (CoFs), vehicle licences and licence endorsements that expired on or after 21 July 2021 will ... More >>

RTF Frustrated By Policy From The Podium

Sunday, 5 September 2021, 4:46 pm | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum (RTF) was once again frustrated to find out via media today that the Government plans to proceed with testing essential freight workers crossing Auckland’s Level 4 borders, says chief executive Nick Leggett. "The ink was ... More >>

She’ll be right message from Government not good enough

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 11:44 am | Road Transport Forum

"She’ll be right" is the message from the Government when it comes to insurance liability of trucks during Level 4 lockdown, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. "That message was reiterated at the Transport ... More >>

GHG Reducing Solutions Already Out There

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 10:02 am | Road Transport Forum

Wins can be made right now to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from road freight transport, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. In its submission on Increasing the use of biofuels in transport, the RTF says the Government should ... More >>

Cobham Drive Crossing Doesn’t Stack Up

Monday, 26 July 2021, 9:31 am | Road Transport Forum

There is insufficient evidence to support a pedestrian crossing and consequent speed reductions on Cobham Drive, the State Highway 1 route to and from Wellington airport, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. Submissions close this ... More >>

Good Roads Critical To Infrastructure Goals

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 10:06 am | Road Transport Forum

Without good roads few of the infrastructure goals laid out by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission will be realised, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. The RTF has responded to the He Tūāpapa ki te Ora Infrastructure for a ... More >>

Government Needs To Get Real About Decarbonisation

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 10:02 am | Road Transport Forum

The Government needs a clearer position on transport decarbonisation and to be more realistic about the societal impacts while reducing emissions, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett. While recognising the considerable work ... More >>

RTF Rejects Being Excluded From Speed Setting

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 9:43 am | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum (RTF) opposes a rule change by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency which removes that agency’s duty to consult the freight sector when setting road speed limits, says chief executive Nick Leggett. "With 93 percent of freight ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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