Nick’s Blog

Nick’s Blog


Illegal and unsafe behaviour must be stopped


The road transport industry has been hit by some publicity recently that could be seen to put industry employment practices into a dim light and I want to address that. There is video footage in the public domain that appears to show practices the Road Transport Forum (RTF) considers completely unacceptable in the trucking industry. … Read More

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Slow road speeds, slow economy


As a country reliant on export dollars to maintain our great way of life, transporting goods on trucks, via roads, is the lifeblood that keeps the New Zealand economy moving. Our roads are like the arteries in a human body. Arteries pump blood around your body to keep you alive, and most people are conscious … Read More

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Professional road users committed to safety


During Road Safety Week 2019, I would like to acknowledge the great work many in the road transport industry are doing to ensure the safety of both their staff and all other road users. Individual transport companies have staff and vehicles that travel millions of kilometres each year. Safety has to be a top priority … Read More

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Let’s take a serious look at road safety


April 2019 was the deadliest month on New Zealand roads in 10 years – 45 people dead, and many more lives impacted. It’s tragic and it brings into focus the need for something to be done about New Zealand roads and the way we drive. It’s equally important that when tragedies occur, we don’t have … Read More

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