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Bigger Trucks Are Better For Productivity And The Environment

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 11:10 am | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

By Dom Kalasih, interim chief executive of Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand. Heavier and longer trucks are not ruining our roads - despite claims to the contrary. The truth may surprise some people - heavier and longer trucks are cleaner and greener. ... More >>

Briefing To The Incoming Minister Highlights Big Challenges For Transport

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 8:19 pm | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi’s (NZTA’s) briefing to the incoming Minister highlights the scale of the challenges facing the transport system, says road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand. The NZTA document, released today, ... More >>

Zero Emission Trucks Need A Boost

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 9:54 am | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

The Government’s announcement that the Road User Charges (RUC) exemption for light electric vehicles and plug in hybrids will end in April is good news for the state of the roads. But it also highlights the challenges to zero emission truck uptake, ... More >>

Playing Nice On The Roads This Summer

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 11:24 am | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

It’s time to rev up our road manners for the Big Drives of Summer. In particular trucks and cars have to play nice together to keep everyone safe and unfrazzled. That’s not always easy as some of our roads are a bit twirly, and some are a bit ... More >>

Government Right To Hold KiwiRail To Account On Interislander Cost Blowout

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 5:43 pm | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

Today’s announcement that the Government will not provide $1.47 billion to continue KiwiRail’s plan for two new ferries and terminals is a good call, but substantial service improvements are still required, says road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa ... More >>

Transporting New Zealand Outlines Road Freight Priorities

Monday, 11 December 2023, 9:43 am | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand has released its industry briefing to the Minister of Transport Simeon Brown, including setting out eight actions that would provide practical support and reassurance to the freight ... More >>

Transporting New Zealand Welcomes Appointment Of Simeon Brown As Transport Minister

Friday, 24 November 2023, 12:02 pm | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

The announcement that Simeon Brown is to be the new Minister of Transport has been welcomed by road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand. "The Incoming Minister has been a strong advocate for fixing roads and potholes, restarting ... More >>

Diversity Toolbox A Key Driver For Trucking Industry

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 1:23 pm | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

Road freight peak body Transporting New Zealand is right behind the industry’s drive to get a diverse range of new people into the sector. Transporting New Zealand has partnered with Teletrac Navman to develop the Diversity Toolbox, a set of practical ... More >>

Rising Fuel Costs A Risk To Falling Inflation Figures

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 2:47 pm | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand is welcoming today’s news that the annual inflation rate for the September quarter has fallen to 5.6%. While the fall in the inflation rate is good news for consumers and businesses, Transporting ... More >>

Transporting New Zealand Cautiously Optimistic About Election Result

Monday, 16 October 2023, 9:22 am | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

New Zealand’s peak road transport body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand is cautiously optimistic the election result will lead to increased spending on essential roading projects. Although the collation details are still to be ironed out, it is ... More >>

Road Freight Group Backs Plans For Change

Monday, 2 October 2023, 12:02 pm | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

Transporting New Zealand is backing in principle the transport-related parts of the National Party’s 100 Day Action Plan released on the weekend. Interim CEO Dom Kalasih says the organisation supports any policies from any party that increases ... More >>

Transporting New Zealand Launches Diversity Toolbox For Road Freight Businesses

Monday, 4 September 2023, 12:15 pm | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

Transporting New Zealand has launched its Diversity Toolbox, a set of practical tools and resources to help road freight businesses foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The Toolbox, supported by Teletrac Navman New Zealand, emphasises ... More >>

Political Parties Heed Transporting New Zealand's Call To Commit To Roading

Monday, 31 July 2023, 10:25 am | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

Less than eight weeks after road transport body Transporting New Zealand called on all political parties to make transport a top priority in this year’s election, it appears most of the major players agree it should be. Transporting New Zealand ... More >>

Call For Political Parties To Commit To Transport Priorities

Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 10:29 am | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

Leading road transport body Transporting New Zealand is calling on all political parties to make transport a top priority in this year’s election. The organisation has released the Road Transport Industry Platform for the 2023 General Election. ... More >>

Transporting New Zealand Interim Chief Executive

Monday, 1 May 2023, 1:11 pm | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

Following Nick Leggett’s departure to Infrastructure New Zealand at the end of April, Dom Kalasih becomes the Interim Chief Executive of Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand. Board Chair Warwick Wilshier says "Dom is passionate about road ... More >>

Transporting New Zealand Opposes Cutting Fuel Tax Subsidy

Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 9:44 am | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

The transport sector is unhappy about Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s announcement last week that the Government’s transport support package will end in June. ‘’We stand by our earlier view that the fuel tax subsidy package should continue until ... More >>

Transporting New Zealand CEO Shifts To Infrastructure New Zealand

Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 1:04 pm | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

Transporting New Zealand Chief Executive Nick Leggett is moving on after almost four and a half years in the role. "I am grateful to have worked for an industry that literally moves New Zealand," Leggett says. "Road transport is made ... More >>

Government U-turn On Transport Must Be Permanent

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 9:22 am | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand has welcomed the government’s U-turn on its transport priorities, but urged them to rethink their approach in the long term and not as a one-off "emergency-style" adjustment. ... More >>

Road Transport Industry Sets Bold Goal Of 1000 New Applicants

Friday, 3 March 2023, 11:23 am | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

The shortage of professional drivers is a worldwide problem and New Zealand is not immune, with some estimates that the country needs thousands of new drivers. And it is not just drivers, it is also people working in logistics and support roles. ... More >>

Green Compact Launch

Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 10:27 am | la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

The transport industry is taking decarbonisation into its own hands and prioritising the transition required with the launch of the Green Compact decarbonisation framework in Auckland on Friday. The policy was launched by the industry’s peak body, Transporting ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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