Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum New Zealand was set up as a national body in 1997 to responsibly promote and advance the interests of the road transport industry and its member associations.

RTF provides unified national representation for several regional trucking associations. RTF members include Road Transport Association NZ, National Road Carriers, and NZ Trucking Association.  The affiliated representation of the RTF is about 3,000 individual road transport companies which in turn, operate 16-18,000 trucks involved in road freight transport, as well as companies that provide services allied to road freight transport.

Our Purpose

The Forum exists to:

  • Represent the interests of road freight operators nationally
  • Work with national, regional and local government to further the development of an efficient and cost effective road freight sector
  • Respond to Government initiatives affecting the industry
  • Actively promote measures to encourage further development of the road transport sector with key policy setting and enforcing Government departments
  • Build wider public awareness and understanding of the contribution road freight transport makes to the lives of all New Zealanders
  • Keep members fully informed on matters affecting their businesses and the industry as a whole
  • Maintain regular communications with members to hear and understand their views and aspirations
  • Encourage new entrants by supporting the industry’s training organisation