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.

Shaping workplace-based traini...

09 August 2019

Heralded as a new dawn for work skills and training, there were a lot of words in the polytechnic and industry training reform announcements from the Government last week, but not a lot of detail for us to work with.

Mental health ambassador keyno...

08 July 2019

Australian transport company owner and passionate mental health ambassador Craig Membrey will be the keynote speaker at the Road Transport Forum’s annual conference in September.

Let’s help New Zealand get bet...

28 June 2019

The National Road Carriers association and the Road Transport Forum are calling for members of the public to send them photos of poor road surfaces around the country.

RTF says we need to get seriou...

26 June 2019

The number of deaths caused by drugged drivers – 71 last year and 88 the year before – means there must be better testing to get these people off our roads, says Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett.