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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 >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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