Slow driving not the safety solution

09 April 2021

Truck drivers see it all out on the road every day. They see things they can prevent with quick action, or help with if they get there on time, but they also arrive first at accide...

It’s time for realism in the c...

02 April 2021

The Road Transport Forum wants to inject some realism into the climate change debate with our response to the He Pou a Rangi, Climate Change Commission (CCC) 2021 draft advice for consultation.

More haste, less speed on clim...

01 April 2021

Reducing harmful emissions from road freight transport is a case of ‘more haste, less speed’, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett.

ROAD TRANSPORT FORUM - Progres...

25 March 2021

RTF CEO Nick Leggett recently toured the new Transmission Gully motorway project…

Animal welfare front of mind f...

26 March 2021

Live animals trapped in a truck for six hours in Auckland’s summer heat is not acceptable in anyone’s view. Sadly, this is what happened in the most recent Covid-19 Level 3 lockdow...

A realistic look at decarbonis...

19 March 2021

The ongoing discussions and debate around the world’s climate “emergency” will not abate. As a result, you will continue to hear from me on this topic through this blog and I won’t...

We want to see Transmission Gu...

12 March 2021

Transmission Gully and I go back a long way. I have been quite vocal about my concerns with the project over recent times.

Truck drivers need to be in li...

04 March 2021

To ensure continuity in the supply chain, the road freight industry needs to know when truck drivers will receive the Covid-19 vaccine, says RTF chief executive, Nick Leggett.

RTF calls for roadside drug testing

26 February 2021

Driving under the influence of drugs is a deliberate act and should be treated accordingly in law.

Caution needed on climate chan...

12 February 2021

Many of us are taking time to digest the Climate Change Commission’s draft report that was released almost two weeks ago.