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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 >>

Road safety debate must include drug-driving, says RTF

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 11:10 am | Road Transport Forum

It was disappointing to see debate on the key road safety issue of drug-driving descend into chaos in Parliament yesterday, says Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett. More >>

Revolutionise driver licensing, says RTF

Monday, 6 May 2019, 10:31 am | Road Transport Forum

With a drive to get more people into the industry, Road Transport Forum New Zealand (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says it is time to revolutionise driver licensing. More >>

Govt makes the right call on CGT

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 3:11 pm | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum has welcomed the Government’s decision not to go ahead with a Capital Gains Tax. More >>

Trucking operators paying the price for NZTA failures

Monday, 8 April 2019, 11:12 am | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum is extremely frustrated that once again road transport operators are having to pay the price for NZTA’s decade long regulatory failure relating to the certification of towing equipment More >>

NZTA decision to fund re-certifications ‘only fair outcome’

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 7:32 pm | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum has welcomed the NZTA decision to cover the costs of tow bars that have to be recertified involving Auckland engineer Patrick Chu. More >>

Immigration proposals can help alleviate work shortages

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 12:08 pm | Road Transport Forum

The Government’s proposal to introduce sector agreements as part of a suite of immigration changes has the potential to be very positive for the road transport industry, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Nick Leggett. “Ever since truck ... More >>

Road safety programme should include new highways

Monday, 17 December 2018, 12:31 pm | Road Transport Forum

The Government’s investment in road safety improvements should include the building of critical new highways, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Nick Leggett. More >>

RTF supports dealing to unfair commercial practices

Monday, 10 December 2018, 11:21 am | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum has welcomed the release of the Government discussion document to consider additional protections against ‘unfair’ commercial practices. “RTF has lobbied Government ministers ever since they took office last year to do something ... More >>

RTF welcomes driver training investment

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:52 am | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum has welcomed today’s announcement that the Government will be investing $2.8 million into expansion of the driver training facility at Manfeild Park. More >>

 

 

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