Forum Associations

The Forum is made up of constituent associations which have a long history of serving the interests of trucking operators and the road freight association.

Road Transport Association NZ (RTANZ) based in Christchurch is made up of four regional associations spread throughout New Zealand. It can trace its origins back to the two earliest industry organisations, the Master Carriers Association which held its first meeting in January 1924 and the New Zealand Road Transport Alliance which was founded in 1932. It represents trucking operators of all types and sizes from owner drivers to large fleet operators.

national-road-carriers-1National Road Carriers (NRC) based in Auckland is a descendant of Auckland Owner-Driver Carriers Association and was set up in October 1936 to represent town carriers. While NRC still has a strong owner driver membership, it has spread its representation nationwide and now encompasses all sizes of operations.

New Zealand Trucking Association previously the Canterbury Owner  Driver Association, was founded in 1988 to represent owner drivers. The Association has grown to represent anyone who owns or operates a commercial vehicle or vehicles. Members include owner drivers, large fleet operators and corporate partners nationwide.

The associations:

  • Represent their members’ interests with local and regional government and organisations
  • Provide practical and authoritative advice on establishing and running a transport business
  • Advise on compliance with local bylaws and central government rules and legislation
  • Offer highly competitive members-only buying opportunities