Good customers advantaged when demand outstrips supply

Inflation, and with it, living costs and wages, are on their way up. This is not good news and many who weren’t around in the 1970s and 1980s, when inflation rates peaked above 12 percent, have no experience in dealing with this economic hit. We’re a long way from those bad old days, but in … Read More


Time to look at transport resilience

Another week, another major weather event, a new lot of significant State Highway road damage and communities cut off as a result. This time, the top of the South Island and parts of the West Coast got hammered by rainfall that closed mountain passes, roads connecting West Coast towns, Blenheim to Nelson, and Picton to … Read More


Truck drivers need to be prioritised for vaccine

Despite what you hear at the Government’s daily public relations press conferences, getting the Covid-19 vaccine in New Zealand is a bit like throwing the little ball into the roulette wheel at the casino – it’s a game of chance. My luck came in on the weekend when I got a call to say the … Read More


Employers need to be ready for training and development

Covid-19 has taught businesses the world over the need for an open mind and agility. If we are looking for an upside of the virus that has crippled the world for a year and a half, it is that employers have become much more aware of the health and hopes of their employees. Some employers … Read More


Forced change undemocratic

It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Road Transport Forum (RTF) as we work to keep up with the Government’s short consultation timeframes on major changes that will impact the road freight transport industry. Even though we are a small organisation, we believe it is essential to keep up our democratic right … Read More


Road users aren’t getting what they pay for

Roads are the lifeblood of the economy. Trucks move 93 percent of New Zealand’s freight around New Zealand roads – goods for export, imports from wharves, and all the things that people need daily. So, it is a concern to us that Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is cutting its share of the local road … Read More


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.


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