An election like no other

23 October 2020

Like the year 2020 generally, it felt like New Zealanders just wanted the election to be over and done with. That probably goes for the politicians too!

Truck driver hero celebrated

16 October 2020

It’s fair to say that 2020 has not been a great year for many people, with Covid-19 bringing fear, anxiety, and lockdowns around the world.

Know what you are voting for i...

09 October 2020

A week out from the general election the Road Transport Forum has made its final plea for people to be informed before stepping into the ballot box to vote on the cannabis referendum.

Greg Pert new RTF board chair

09 October 2020

Tranzliquid Logistics director and owner Greg Pert, from Tauranga, has been appointed chair of the Road Transport Forum board of directors.

Where’s the $1.4 billion for s...

01 October 2020

The new standing joke in the Road Transport Forum’s office is that we will receive an email from the NZ Transport Agency saying, “Dear Nick, we have reduced the speed limit across ...

Hold politicians’ feet to the ...

25 September 2020

It’s election season and the promises are rolling in. Whoever the public of New Zealand vote in to lead us for the next three years, they must demand delivery on those promises.

Auckland cannot become a city ...

22 September 2020

Auckland cannot become a city of two halves because there is no infrastructure resilience, Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett says.

Training the road to success

18 September 2020

Covid-19 has changed the way we do business and given many people pause to think about the work they do.

Trucks and roads the key to ec...

18 September 2020

While it is great to see the government listening to professional road users and committing to a greater spend on state highway maintenance, it is disappointing that in doing so th...

Rail not the great hope for safer roads

11 September 2020

It was interesting to see the government’s response to our recent request to spend some of the ‘shovel ready’ Covid-19 cash on urgent road repairs for unsafe roads was to promote rail for moving freight.