Road Transport Forum New Zealand

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Road Transport Forum NZ

We are the national body representing the commercial road freight industry. Our aim is to help build a country in which the road freight industry, and the businesses and communities it serves, can grow and prosper.

Over 80% of road freight operators in New Zealand voluntarily belong to the Forum's member associations. Read more

Current Topics


Final @ Championship logo lo res.jpgASB Baypark, Tauranga

28 October 2016

Go to to the Events section for more information including regional competitions and the entry form. 


Conference logo.jpg@ ASB Baypark Tauranga

27 - 28 October 2016

Join us for our 2016 annual conference which will address the dual issues of innovation and change and how these will affect our industry into the future. Further details and registration available here.

Women in Road Transport

Women in Road Transport works to promote the road transport sector as a preferred career option for women and to support women in the industry...Read More

Getting Started

Want to know about a career in road freight?...Read More

Rollover Prevention

We are determined to do all we can to help prevent truck rollover...Read More


A4 and A5 logbooks can be purchased directly from RTFNZ...see here

Member Associations

The Road Transport Forum has constituent associations spread throughout New Zealand. Four are grouped together as Road Transport Association NZ. They provide advocacy for their members at the regional and local level, offer business advice and negotiate highly favourable prices on a wide range of essential products and services. For more on each association and the services they offer to road freight operators, click on the logos.

Occupation Health & Safety

For advice and guidance on how to work safely on and around trucks... Read More

Technical Information

Operating Requirements

Operator licensing standards, drivers licensing /training, driving hours and logbooks, vehicle registration and licensing, Road User Charges, Operator Safety Rating System.

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Vehicle Requirements

Mass and dimension rules, vehicle engineering and equipment, maintenance and inspection.

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Overdimension Overweight Requirements

Overdimension policy and guidelines, overweight policy and permits.

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Enforcement Protocols

CVIU, general and specific enforcement policies.

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Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods Rule and standards setting, HSNO Updates, National Security (MSA).

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Stock Transport / Logging

Livestock Code of Practice and animal welfare, operational and contracting equipment standards, logging safety management.

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Industry Safety Performance

Crash and speed data by section.

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