RTF in the News

Magic Talk (25/2/19): Interview with Peter Williams on 30km/h speed limit for Auckland

BoP Times (5/2/18): Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Opposition leader Simon Bridges clash over toll fee hike…

NZ Herald (8/1/18): We must level playing field for small businesses

Stuff (21/12/18): Truckies denied compensation for safety checks as transport agency bills mount

Radio NZ (18/12/2018): Four-lane highway only fix for road safety

Newshub (11/12/18): NZTA head resigns amid review into dodgy warrants of fitness

Radio NZ (30/11/18): NZTA told of truck regulation concerns years ago – Road Transport Forum

Radio NZ (30/11/18): Truck drivers on notice over safety concerns

Radio NZ (25/11/18): Difficult and dangerous – why truck drivers are quitting

One News (15/10/18): NZTA failure to properly check companies that certify vehicles sparks urgent review

NZ Herald (10/10/18): Higher fuel costs ‘siphoning money out of consumers’ wallets’

Newstalk ZB (9/10/18): Transport industry warns cost of ‘everything’ set to rise as petrol tax hits

The AM Show (7/9/18): Government’s belief it can control petrol prices ‘political puffery’

TVNZ Breakfast (29/8/18): Auckland Regional Fuel Tax ‘a political sham’

NZ Herald (20/8/18): Who is paying Auckland’s fuel tax?

Southland Times (14/8/18): Shortage of truck drivers worries industry leaders

Newstalk ZB (14/8/18): Urgent calls to check heavy vehicles after 500 falsely certified

Radio NZ (31/7/18): Trucking industry welcomes investigation into certifiers

Stuff (6/6/18): NZTA confident expressway ruts can be fixed

Newstalk ZB (5/7/18): New highways starting to deteriorate

Stuff (22/6/18): Second tow bar engineer suspended by NZTA, spotlight on another

Radio NZ (19/6/18): Truck towbar problems: are we safe on the road?

The AM Show (1/6/18): Auckland fuel tax will affect all of NZ – vehicle lobby

Radio NZ (31/5/18): Livestock truck cleaning and effluent disposal issues on Morning Rural news

TVNZ Breakfast (22/5/18): ‘Not inconceivable’ NZ petrol prices could reach $3 per litre within six to 12 months, says transport expert

Interest.co.nz (3/5/18): Road Transport Forum’s Ken Shirley offers some ‘far better’ alternatives to the Regional Fuel Tax

Stuff (2/5/18): Transport Minister says no guarantee that cost of Auckland fuel tax won’t spread

NZ Herald (1/5/18): Fuel tax poorly thought out solution to transport costs

Radio NZ (1/5/18): Auckland fuel tax flawed – trucking industry

TVNZ Breakfast (1/5/18): Government would be ‘commercially naive’ to regulate fuel prices, industry body says

Newstalk ZB (30/4/18): The folly of a regional fuel tax

Taranaki Daily News (24/4/18): Truckies blame regulators for inadequate oversight of towbar certification

DominionPost (15/4/18): Approved, not approved: Blenheim bridge plans stall as project becomes ‘subject to funding approval’

BoP Times (13/4/18): Kaimai road tunnel sought by trucking industry

One News (4/4/18): ‘Way too high for me already’ – Proposed fuel tax increase unpopular with drivers, businesses and emergency services

One News (16/3/18): Decision made on alternative route to Manawatu Gorge – set to cost upwards of $500m

Radio Live (16/3/18): Manawatu Gorge highway replacement to open in six years

One News (28/2/18): Harmful diesel emissions in our Government’s sights as Europe moves against fuel

NZ Herald (22/2/18): Driver licence scandal: hundreds of licences chucked out after officer accepted bribes for passes

Stuff (28/1/18): Road is here to stay, and rail still has a future

The Project, TV3 (26/1/18): Truck drivers are leaving the industry in droves

Newstalk ZB (24/1/18): Fonterra’s payment system labelled ‘grossly wrong’

Sunday Star Times (31/12/17): Upheaval at NZTA resulting in ‘poor quality roading upgrades’

Newstalk ZB (20/12/17): Transport agency considering four new toll roads

Radio NZ (13/12/17): Manawatu Gorge new route choice delayed

Radio NZ (13/12/17): Trucks to stay on alternative highway after SH1 reopens

Marlborough Express (2/11/17): Poor attitude towards truck driving causing shortage, says freight body

Timaru Herald (27/10/17): Ongoing closure of State Highway 1 costs trucking industry $2.7 million a week

Radio NZ (25/10/17): Greens transport concessions rile trucking industry

Radio NZ (23/10/17): Truckies faced with alternative South Island route quitting in droves

One News (5/10/17): ‘Stupid bloody roundabout’ blamed for oversize truck getting stranded on SH1

Taranaki Daily News (4/10/17): Bylaw to restrict heavy vehicles irks Rangitīkei forestry workers

One News (2/10/17): It cost $630m, but Kapiti Expressway already in need of repair after just eight months 

Stuff (2/10/17): Call goes out to Irish truckies to solve NZ shortage 

Radio NZ (18/9/17): Trucks to deliver diesel and petrol as damaged pipe repaired

Timaru Herald (31/8/17): Overweight driver standowns at Fonterra a bigger industry issue – experts 

Timaru Herald (29/8/17): Shortage of truck drivers in South Canterbury a concern

One News (22/8/17): ‘We’re struggling’ – not everyone happy with election campaign lolly scramble of transport dollars

NZ Herald (9/8/17): Final weld placed on broken Kaikoura train line

Radio NZ (7/8/17): Auckland transport tug of war between Labour and National

Stuff (4/7/17): Death of Northland cyclist in crash with truck sparks road safety debate 

Hawke’s Bay Today (6/6/17): Bigger trucks mean fewer lorries on Napier Roads