Eight deaths a national disgrace

05 August 2020

In the past 12 months, eight people have died on State Highway 5, or the Napier-Taupo Road. That’s a stark statistic and frankly, a national disgrace. This is a national issue, as ...

Golden Mile truck ban will cau...

05 August 2020

Banning truck access to Wellington’s Golden Mile could seriously harm the city’s economy, Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett says.

RTF commends roadside drug testing law

31 July 2020

Last year, 103 people died in crashes on New Zealand roads where the driver was later found to have drugs in their system. Unfortunately, this is an upward trend and is surpassing ...

Data allows better decision making

24 July 2020

One important thing the Covid-19 experience has taught us so far is the value of data. A lot of figures get thrown around daily but the important ones are the percentages – what pe...

New Zealand road safety could ...

22 July 2020

To strengthen road safety and reduce deaths, New Zealand needs better accident data, Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett says.

Debate on drugs essential

17 July 2020

Debate on legalising recreational cannabis is hotting up, as the general election on 19 September nears. It will be put to a referendum vote.


08 July 2020

For many operators, the lockdown meant running at a considerable loss, as suppliers and customers reduced their demand for freight and trucks were either parked up or run well under capacity.

RTF wrap up June 2020

10 July 2020

NZ Trucking Media has partnered with the Road Transport Forum to produce this monthly industry update from RTF CEO Nick Leggett. Feedback and questions are encouraged and welcomed.

Time to take a breath on port decisions

09 July 2020

I fail to see why there is the perceived need to rush into moving Ports of Auckland, or the rush to pick a favourite to replace it.

Shovel-ready – the misleading ...

03 July 2020

On Monday this week, New Zealand’s capital city ground to a gridlocked halt for five hours because of a small slip on State Highway 2. This shows us a number of things to be concerned about.