All freight is essential and must move

26 March 2020

A port pile-up that will restrict movement in and out of New Zealand of essential goods is looming fast if the Government doesn’t recognise that all freight must move in the State ...

Trucks need freedom of movement

24 March 2020

As New Zealand enters a lockdown, all essential goods required to ride it out will come on the back of a truck, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says.

Road Transport Forum and New Z...

20 March 2020

The Road Transport Forum (RTF) and New Zealand Trucking Media are coming together to bring you the most up-to-date information on the Covid-19 crisis as it pertains to the road transport industry.

Rail’s freight value merely a ...

06 March 2020

Trucks and other road users should not be funding the mirage that is rail freight, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett told a select committee at Parliament this week.

Prime Minister needs to read c...

21 February 2020

The Prime Minister clearly hasn’t read the draft bill to legalise recreational cannabis, Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett says.

Using road funds for rail “hig...

12 February 2020

The Government’s plan for ‘user-pays’ road funding to further subsidise KiwiRail is highway robbery, Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett says.

Devil will be in the detail in...

03 February 2020

This Government is very good at making big announcements, but delivery has proved to be its Achilles heel. Ten thousand KiwiBuild homes promised; but not able to be delivered. Auck...

Road spending welcomed, but ti...

30 January 2020

Road spending of $5.3 billion announced by the Government is well overdue, Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett says.

ROAD TRANSPORT FORUM - Aucklan...

16 January 2020

Auckland motorists and transport operators will be in utter confusion when new reduced speed limits come in across 700km of the region’s roads. Nobody can argue against genuinely s...

Country’s fastest roads are sa...

10 January 2020

My holiday reading included a Stuff article stating that two of the country’s fastest roads are actually saving lives.