Road Transport Forum News


The Road Transport Forum is excited to be on the cusp of launching the industry’s Te ara ki tua Road to success programme that seeks to assist road transport operators to recruit new trainees and get on top of our industry’s considerable workforce problems. 

“A huge amount of work has gone into working with both the industry and government to develop the programme and we believe that over the next five to 10 years it can, if the industry continues to support it, play a major role in helping operators take on new staff,” says RTF chief executive Nick Leggett. 

“We know from an extensive workforce survey we did with over 600 operators in early 2020, and through las...

Road Transport Forum News - February 2021

The Road Transport Forum is pleased to announce that the RTF Conference is back for 2021 (Covid-19 restrictions permitting) – and this time we are heading to our southernmost city, Invercargill. 

After a tumultuous 2020 that once again illustrated the strength and adaptability of New Zealand’s road transport sector, RTF looks forward to gathering the industry together to reflect on our recent challenges and discuss the opportunities we have to shape NZ’s transport future. 

This year we are coordinating with the NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame – giving delegates the chance to attend both events during the one trip. 

So, gather your team together and join...

Road Transport Forum News - February 2021

Back in October last year, the Road Transport Forum hosted a Zoom seminar with economist Cameron Bagrie.

Anyone who has attended our last few conferences would know that Cameron is one of the most astute economic minds in the country, so when he makes the point that the Government needs to do more to listen to the small business community, you know that this is a recommendation to be taken seriously.

Cameron rightly identifies the dominance that big business has over small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) when it comes to influencing government. In many respects this is to be expected as the big end of town can afford to employ stakeholder engagement and government relations s...

Road Transport Forum News - February 2021

RTF recently welcomed Tranzliquid Logistics’ Greg Pert as its new board Chair. 
Pert has been in the road transport industry for 38 years, first working for Dale Freightways and then going on to be an owner-driver….and eventually running his own fleet. 
Today Tranzliquid Logistics has a fleet of 42 trucks delivering fuel or fuel-related products, mainly in the North Island, servicing all oil companies. It remains family owned, with both Greg’s partner Jackie and son Gareth heavily involved.
Greg is also a board member of the National Road Carriers Association, a member of the Petroleum Industry Transport Safety Forum (PITSF), and a chartered...
Road Transport Forum News - December 2020

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