Road Transport Forum News

Nearly four years after it began, the Rollover Prevention Safer Journeys programme is still going strong…and is as relevant as ever. The programme is a joint initiative between the Road Transport Forum and New Zealand Transport Agency and is supported by ACC and the Police. Workshops around the country are organised in collaboration with RTF’s three associations – National Road Carriers, Road Transport Association NZ and the NZ Trucking Association. The programme’s seminar-style workshop is expertly presented by NZTA’s Jeff Fleury. Jeff is a highly regarded vehicle safety specialist and, with over 40 years of experience and plenty of time around the..
Road Transport Forum News - March 2020

Five new training programmes released late last year offer drivers the opportunity to upskill while they are on the job and earning. RTF has been working across the industry and with industry training organisation MITO to develop a new suite of training courses relevant to the professional driver of the 21st Century. Five new Level 3 and 4 qualifications are now available to those employed in the industry and can be undertaken through MITO. They are: The New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Skills (Level 3) The NZ Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator - Level 3) The NZ Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Specialist Driver) (Le..
Road Transport Forum News - March 2020

Environmental considerations, particularly the reduction of emissions, is becoming an essential part of every successful customer-facing business. New Zealand’s transition to a low or zero carbon emissions economy has begun and will, by necessity, only accelerate over the next 30 years or so as we head towards our stated target of carbon neutrality by 2050, says RTF’s Nick Leggett. “Pressure is coming on from competitors, suppliers and critics of the industry. There is more and more information out there regarding a business’s environmental credentials and that is having a big impact on consumer behaviour.” International insurer IAG recently released..
Road Transport Forum News - March 2020
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