Road Transport Forum News


The 2020 election is fast approaching and, in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown and ongoing economic crisis, could be one of the most influential in recent times. RTF wrote to the transport spokespeople of the five political parties currently represented in Parliament asking them a series of questions of interest to road transport operators. We have presented the responses in their entirety and without any commentary. New Zealand Truck & Driver readers can judge for themselves the merits of each answer and take those into account as they head to the polls on September 19. Thanks to Labour’s Phil Twyford, National’s Chris Bishop, Julie Anne Genter of the Green Party ..
Road Transport Forum News - August 2020

Much of this month’s content from the Road Transport Forum is focused on providing New Zealand Truck & Driver readers with a clear understanding of the positions of the various political parties ahead of the 2020 General Election. With COVID-19, the lockdown, border quarantine issues and considerable concern over the extent of the economic damage wrought, there hasn’t been a lot of focus on the election, yet for the road transport industry there’s a lot riding on it. What plans do our political parties have for transport, the provision of transport infrastructure and funding over the next few years? How will they treat the safety issues around cannabis and what s..
Road Transport Forum News - August 2020

Lost in the noise surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the response to it, and the upcoming election, is the fact that on September 19 voters will also be faced with two extremely important referendums. The vote on voluntary euthanasia is not something that the Road Transport Forum has a position on. However, the other decision – on the legalisation of recreational cannabis use – most definitely is of concern to RTF. “There are two aspects to the referendum that should worry us all,” says RTF’s Nick Leggett. “The first is the fact that New Zealand already has a high level of drug use. We know that cannabis and other illegal substances are widespread..
Road Transport Forum News - July 2020
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