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LEGAL LINES - Work-related road safety

18 November 2019

Employers must ensure, so far is as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of employees while they are at work. This includes when they are in, or operating, a vehicle for work purposes.

RTF AWARDS - Award winners sho...

18 November 2019

Celebrating diversity was the key to the New Zealand Road Transport Industry Awards at a gala dinner at Wairakei Resort during September, with three of the five awards going to women.

LIGHT COMMERCIAL TEST - Ageles...

18 November 2019

Regular readers will recall that we tested Hyundai’s iLoad van back in February 2017 and may wonder, given how infrequently these workhorses get an update, why they’re seeing it again.

HEALTH AND SAFETY - Keeping wo...

18 November 2019

Most organisations or PCBUs (persons conducting a business or undertaking) are aware of their obligations in keeping their workers safe at work. Transport organisations consider vehicles, journeys, work hours, and so on.

The machines are coming… or are they?

18 November 2019

The Institute of Road Transport Engineers of New Zealand held its biennial conference in Rotorua in August. The theme this year was Technology and Infrastructure, arguably the two most pertinent topics of the day.

JUST TRUCKIN’ AROUND – Oversea...

18 November 2019

Stepping down from the cab of his 2018 Kenworth C509, Tony Clarke, better known as ‘Aggro’, did not fit the stereotype of a Toll driver. Devoid of PPE, the bearded Townsville man p...

LEGAL LINES - Vicarious liabil...

11 November 2019

I have been asked by a reader to discuss the relationship between the chain of responsibility provisions in the Land Transport Act 1998 (LTA) and the obligations on employers in th...

Broadening the drive for skill...

29 November 2019

Solomon Group, the Māori Private Training Establishment (PTE), is paving the path for more Māori and Pacific Islanders to become truck drivers. The PTE has created a free, part-tim...

New Zealand’s first intercity ...

29 November 2019

Get ready, change is here – the electric vehicle revolution is happening. Alsco NZ (an operator within the linen, uniforms and first aid supply industry sector) has unveiled the fi...

Safer speed limits for schools

28 November 2019

The government is delivering on its commitment to make streets safer for children to walk and cycle to school, by reducing speed limits to a maximum of 40 km/h around urban schools and 60 km/h around rural schools.