Multi-pronged strategy needed to improve road safety
Posted on 23-Jun-2022

Waka Kotāhi’s Road to Zero strategy is not working. We can and must do more as a country to prevent tragedies like this week’s horror crash between a truck and a van on SH1 between Blenheim and Picton, which killed seven people.

Sadly, we continue to see too many fatal crashes on New Zealand roads. Only 48 hours later, a second deadly crash happened on State Highway 6, also involving a truck and a van. The van driver was killed in the accident.

What can we do?

Road to Zero’s narrow focus on cutting speeds is not the only...

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A Focus On Tackling The Big Issues And Building Resilience At The National Road Carriers AGM
Posted on 22-Jun-2022

It’s been an eventful year for National Road Carriers (NRC) with significant changes to the structure of the organisation with experienced industry insider James Smith leading the organisation as Chief Operating Officer while the search was underway for a new CEO. Friday night’s AGM provided a great opportunity for newly announced CEO, Justin Tighe-Umbers, to meet with members ahead of his official 15 August start date.

“Feedback from members in the recent survey was clear, they expect us to have a single-minded focus on the issues ...

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Coastal Shipping Rebound Offers A Bright Future
Posted on 22-Jun-2022

The Maritime Union says supply chain problems will soon be relieved by the rapid scaling up of New Zealand’s coastal shipping capability.

Pacifica Shipping has announced it will introduce a new container ship to the New Zealand coast to complement its existing vessel, MV Moana Chief.

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says in the space of a few months, the coastal shipping industry has seen an unprecedented turnaround.

“A large part of the credit has to go to the Government and Minister of Tr...

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DHL Supply Chain is establishing three new transport hubs to bolster final-mile delivery in underserviced areas outside of Auckland
Posted on 22-Jun-2022

Strategically located in Whangarei, Tauranga, and Hastings, the new hubs will enhance the resilience of supply chains in regional areas of the North Island.

The new transport hubs will service customers across all sectors that require a high service standard in deliveries, including consumer goods, life sciences, healthcare, engineering, and IT sectors, equipped with state of the art technology and equipment. This includes systems which help monitor staff health and safety, as well as sign-on-glass technology to verify proof of fina...

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Fuel excise and RUC reduction must be extended
Posted on 22-Jun-2022

The road transport industry has challenged the Government to extend the reduction in fuel excise and road user charges (RUC) indefinitely.

“Extending the reduction is vital in order not to increase the pressure on hardworking families and struggling businesses,” says Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand Chief Executive, Nick Leggett. “Many kiwis are only just keeping their heads above water at the moment and we need the Government to do what it can to help them through.”

The Prime Minister, when questioned by media this mo...

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July Issue of NZ Truck & Driver out next week
Posted on 22-Jun-2022

The July `22 issue of New Zealand Truck & Driver will be available next week with the cover story and Giti Tyres Big Test having a deep south focus on the new Eastern Concrete Hino 700 carting cement on the roads of Otago and Southland. 

Teletrac Navman Fleet Focus heads into the Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa forests with a look into the family foundations and growing operations of R & L Beale Log Transport.  

Feature content in the July issue reaches into the future and also back into the past. We preview New Z...

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