Information about Covid-19

Regularly updated information about the situation for road freight transport operators and truck drivers is available on our Covid-19 page here. Click the Information on Covid-19 tab above.


RTF calls for roadside drug testing

Driving under the influence of drugs is a deliberate act and should be treated accordingly in law. Statistics show that drivers impaired by drugs are causing harm and death on our roads; more deaths than drunk drivers. We need to get those drugged drivers off the road as soon as possible and hold them accountable … Read More


Time to show truck drivers some appreciation

This week we have seen once again, the contribution truck drivers make to New Zealand. Through natural disasters, pandemics, Covid-19 level changes and lockdowns, and all weathers, truck drivers keep delivering the essentials New Zealanders need to live on a daily basis. As with the Level 3 lockdown of Auckland in August last year, this … Read More


Caution needed on climate change policy for heavy transport

Many of us are taking time to digest the Climate Change Commission’s draft report that was released almost two weeks ago. The report lays out our nation’s challenges clearly – we all agree with the absolute need to reduce our emissions over the next few decades. The commission should be congratulated for holding to its … Read More


Prepare for alert level changes

Those who were hoping 2021 might be a better year on the Covid-19 front were sadly, wishful thinking. We now have cases of Covid-19 found in the community in Northland and Auckland and realistically, businesses need to be prepared for some form of alert level change that will mean further restrictions. This is not good … Read More


Driving lower greenhouse gas emissions

Before going on its extended summer break, the New Zealand Government declared a climate emergency; another crisis to add to the “to do list” for the year of delivery, when they return for 2021 from their long hiatus. As the Covid-19 crisis drags on and New Zealand seems to move further down the line for … Read More

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