Where’s the plan?

Auckland’s second Level 3 lockdown this year, which began on Sunday (28 February) at 6am, has dealt another blow to the economy and our industry. The cost of having Auckland at Level 3 and the rest of the country at Level 2 is estimated to be $240 million per week. Each time the  Government yo-yos … 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.


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


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


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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