Truck drivers keeping your Christmas merry

As you plan for a well-deserved merry Christmas with lots of food, drink and gifts, spare a thought for the truck drivers who are under pressure to get you all those goods so you can enjoy your holidays. Truck drivers have had a particularly challenging year. Like everyone, worldwide, Covid-19 has thrown them many curved … Read More


Supply chain pressure adds to Christmas stress

It may not matter if you were naughty or nice this year – though the opportunities to be naughty would have been limited – as Santa may not be able to fulfill your Christmas present wishes. Even those well-organised people who have already started Christmas shopping, might find they can’t source the presents they want … Read More


When no, means no

There are shades of outgoing US President Donald Trump’s behaviour in those behind the Vote Yes lobby to legalise recreational cannabis in New Zealand. Neither seem to be able to accept the outcome of democratic elections. Sure, the cannabis referendum result was close, but the No vote won the majority of 50.7%. Most parties, including … Read More


New Minister of Transport, new opportunities

If you follow politics, either at home or internationally, the last few weeks have proven somewhat of a bonanza. The New Zealand election result – and to a lesser degree the US one – will have a far-reaching impact on our road transport industry. The brewing international impact of COVID-19 could materialise via economic shocks, … Read More


New Zealand urgently needs to focus on supply chain

The global effects of Covid-19 are putting real pressure on the New Zealand supply chain, economist Cameron Bagrie told the road freight transport industry this week. Covid-19 meant no industry conference this year, so the Road Transport Forum invited Cameron to give us one of his popular industry updates via Zoom. There was good news … Read More

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