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Re-think needed to boost driving ranks
Posted on 13-May-2022

Employers throughout the land are crying out for workers and trucking is no different. It’s an employee’s market, so employers need to pull out all stops to ensure they have a workplace that will attract and keep workers. 

Transporting New Zealand has undertaken a number of initiatives to boost the workforce, including our industry-specific traineeship Te ara ki tua Road to success, which we started up a year ago.

Our members constantly tell us they have trucks parked up be...

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ADVERTORIAL: Safety is success
Posted on 12-May-2022

A safe company is a successful one. Going by the number of fatalities on New Zealand roads this year, optimising safety should be a huge priority for daily drivers. Since New Zealand’s national Road Safety Week is this month, 9-15 May, there is no better time to review the safety measures you have in place to protect your drivers. Here are two safety suggestions for your company. 

  1. Driver fatigue is a significant contributor to our dangerous roads. If your drivers are overworking, or not taking enough rest stops, they can b...

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Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi To Warkworth Motorway Opening Next Year
Posted on 12-May-2022

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is working together with the Pūhoi to Warkworth project partners, Northern Express Group (NX2), and its subcontractor, Fletcher/ Acciona Joint Venture, to confirm a new 2023 opening date for the motorway.

The 18.5-kilometre motorway will provide a safer, more resilient and reliable route for motorists travelling between Auckland and Northland.

“Like most industries in Aotearoa, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on roading infrastructure, and the completion of a number of key projects includi...

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Fully open border and immigration changes speed up economic growth
Posted on 12-May-2022

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a major package of reforms, which include an early opening of New Zealand’s border and a simplification of immigration settings, to address the immediate skill shortages in New Zealand and speed up the economic recovery from COVID-19.

“New Zealand is in demand and now fully open for business,” Jacinda Ardern said. “New Zealand’s international border will reopen to all tourists and visa holders two months earlier than planned on 31 July.

“This will be welcome news for families, busine...

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National Road Carriers Strengthens Board With New Secondments
Posted on 12-May-2022

National Road Carriers (NRC) is pleased to announce the secondment of Shafraz Khan and Pamela Bonney to the Board – temporarily providing specialist strategic support until the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and scheduled Board elections on 17 June.

As a vocal supporter of the New Zealand supply chain and logistics sector, NRC is focused on delivering great services to its members and advocating for them through both formal and informal channels. John Baillie, Chair, NRC says ensuring the right expertise sits on the Board is critical ...

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National Road Carriers supports congestion charges but calls for freight to be exempt
Posted on 12-May-2022

As the topic of congestion charging hits the headlines many households will be feeling anxious at the thought of yet another cost as they stretch out the weekly wage and make ends meet.

“At first glance it’s understandable to question the proposed congestion charge – New Zealanders are struggling under the weight of cost-of-living increases and rampant inflation,” says National Road Carriers Association (NRC) Chief Operating Officer James Smith.

If the initiative could reduce congestion in the region of 12 percent, then the po...

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