RTF in the News

Stuff (05-09-19): Concerns raised over reduction in lanes for Manawatu Gorge replacement highway

NZ Herald (03-09-19): Horowhenua roading hole will make entire country suffer, warns Forum Chief

Stuff (30/08/19): Transport agency admits no funding available for expressway, frustrating affected residents

One News (19/07/19): Big changes ahead for New Zealand’s biosecurity system

LawNews (15/07/19): Clamour rises for roadside drug testing

RadioNZ (01/07/19): Truck driver training for single mother Benny Hone a dream come true

Stuff (27/06/19): Transport heavyweight adds voice to growing calls for roadside drug testing

Stuff (12/06/19): Bump in the road over idea cutting speed limits will save lives

TVNZ Breakfast (06/06/19): Expert argues against suggestion speed limits should be reduced on most NZ roads

NewstalkZB (05/06/19): Road industry: Slowing the speed limit will slow the economy

RadioNZ (05/06/19): Speed limits too high on most roads, NZTA estimates

NZ Herald (31/05/19): Petrol price increase: Motorists fume at another fuel tax increase from July 1

Stuff (18/5/19): Let’s think more about how to get Wellington moving

Stuff (15/5/19): Government plans public consultation on drug driver testing

Stuff (14/5/19): John Tamihere’s port policy on taxing trucks in Auckland CBD ‘random and bizarre

Stuff (10/5/19): Truckies with repeated serious safety breaches face decade long bans

Radio NZ (26/4/19): Calls for better investigations into truck-related crashes

Radio NZ (18/4/19): Mixed reaction to capital gains tax backdown

Stuff (13/4/19): Truckies ‘scared as hell’ over safety crackdown

Stuff (11/4/19): ‘Product won’t be moved’: Truck boss warns against NZTA moves

Stuff (10/4/19): Plans for Petone-Grenada highway north of Wellington pushed back a decade

Radio NZ (6/4/19): More heavy vehicles off the road after latest Transport Agency ruling

Newstalk ZB (5/4/19): 300 heavy vehicles banned from towing by NZTA

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