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Road trumps rail to meet custo...

26 October 2019

The 2017-18 National Freight Demand Study was released, without fanfare, a couple of weeks ago. This is the first such study in five years and it’s a significant reminder of just h...

Speed limit changes confusing and costly

24 October 2019

Confusing and costly is how the Road Transport Forum sees Auckland Transport’s decision to lower speed limits on Auckland’s rural roads and city streets, says chief executive Nick Leggett.

Award winners show the changin...

26 September 2019

Celebrating diversity was the key to the New Zealand Road Transport Industry Awards at a dinner at Wairakei Resort Wednesday night.

RTF welcomes unfair commercial...

24 September 2019

News today that the government is to address the issue of unfair commercial practices through legislative changes has been welcomed by the road transport industry, says Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett.

Farmers should be the ones tag...

12 September 2019

Farmers should be the ones responsible for correctly tagging their animals to safeguard New Zealand’s biosecurity, not truck drivers, Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Legg...

Road builders in la-la land

06 September 2019

I am once again disappointed – and dismayed – to find Wellington policy makers driving ahead with significant changes to critical infrastructure without fully understanding user needs.

Rhetoric rather than action on...

27 August 2019

Last week, we saw the Prime Minister accusing petrol companies of fleecing New Zealanders. She came out all guns blazing, but then said those of us being fleeced will just have to wait for a solution.

Cut tax to make a difference at the pump

21 August 2019

If this Government really wants to ‘make a difference at the pump,’ they may want to consider their high tax take on fuel and their role in creating a competitive wholesale market ...

Finding road safety solutions ...

17 August 2019

We are seeing democratic processes being eroded around the world, but we don’t want that to happen in New Zealand, do we?

Road paved with good intention...

15 August 2019

The Government’s Road to Zero strategy makes some laudable statements, but largely glosses over the facts and complexities of living up to its name, says Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett.