Driving lower greenhouse gas emissions

22 January 2021

Before going on its extended summer break, the New Zealand Government declared a climate emergency; another crisis to add to the “to do list” for the year of delivery, when they return for 2021 from their long hiatus.

Border rethink required to mee...

15 January 2021

Armed with the knowledge that managing Covid-19 in New Zealand is now a long-haul project, it is time for the Government to re-think its approach to the border.

Focus on driver behaviour to a...

08 January 2021

Eleven people were killed on the roads between Christmas Eve 2020 and 5 January 2021. Even on a scale of all the other things that have happened in just this second week of 2021, w...

Telling our story

18 December 2020

I have spent much of the past week talking to media about the impacts of Northport’s decision to berth the Constantinos P and offload 1340 containers bound for Auckland and further south.

Transmission Gully an impressive asset

14 December 2020

Last week, Road Transport Forum board member and road freight transport business owner Deborah O’Brien and I toured the famous Transmission Gully build. We weren’t disappointed.

MITO launches free commercial ...

08 December 2020

MITO, in tandem with the Road Transport Forum, has launched a new micro-credential that provides a comprehensive introduction to the commercial road transport industry.

Crying wolf on emergencies

02 December 2020

With the worldwide spread of Covid-19, 2020 has been a tough year in all ways, including psychologically.

Truck drivers keeping your Chr...

27 November 2020

As you plan for a well-deserved merry Christmas with lots of food, drink, and gifts, spare a thought for the truck drivers who are under pressure to get you all those goods so you can enjoy your holidays.

Supply chain pressure adds to ...

19 November 2020

It may not matter if you were naughty or nice this year – though the opportunities to be naughty would have been limited – as Santa may not be able to fulfil your Christmas present wishes.

Talk to business – request to ...

17 November 2020

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.