Thursday, May 19, 2022

Transport


A vocation worth promoting

A vocation worth promoting

ByNeal WallaceMay 16, 2022
The head of one of the country’s largest transport groups is urging the education system to promote vocational training and careers to help address a nationwide truck driver shortage. Anthony Jones, the chief executive of Invercargill-based HW Richardson Group, says…

Summit explores future freight options

ByAnnette ScottApr 21, 2022
With seaports at Timaru and Lyttleton, pictured, there are opportunities to further explore coastal shipping of domestic bulk and containerised freight. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Mick StephensonSouth Island freight movement is under…

Carriers feeling the heat

ByColin WilliscroftApr 14, 2022
Alliance Group chief financial officer Kristian Saksida said as a red meat processor and exporter, it is acutely aware of the rising costs and pressures of operating a business.Livestock carriers…

Work under way to to safeguard transport operators

ByColin WilliscroftApr 6, 2022
Transporting New Zealand chief executive Nick Leggett says parts of the livestock movement chain other than trucking companies need to take more responsibility.Work is about to step up on a…


Race to beat ute tax

Race to beat ute tax

ByNeal WallaceMar 30, 2022
The Clean Vehicle Act imposes a levy on high carbon-emitting vehicles, with the money used to rebate or subsidise the…
RUC reduction brings no relief for farm machinery users

RUC reduction brings no relief for farm machinery users

ByGerald PiddockMar 24, 2022
Federated Farmers transport spokesperson Karen Williams says her farm’s fuel costs for the three months during peak harvest almost doubled…
Shipping delays to stick around for 2022

Shipping delays to stick around for 2022

ByNeal WallaceFeb 24, 2022
Kotahi chief executive David Ross says demand for dairy, meat and horticulture exports for the first half of 2022 will…
Speed limit cuts will drive up prices

Speed limit cuts will drive up prices

ByColin WilliscroftFeb 11, 2022
Feds transport spokesperson Karen Williams would like to see an integrated approach to reducing the road toll, not just reducing…
Highway speed reduction opposed

Highway speed reduction opposed

ByColin WilliscroftFeb 4, 2022
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has asked for a proposal to cut the speed limit on the Napier-Taupō highway to be…
‘Pick winners’ to float coastal shipping

‘Pick winners’ to float coastal shipping

ByBusinessDeskJan 12, 2022
A Pacific Marine Management report noted the need for a purpose-built import-export west coast hub, likely at Manukau Harbour, able…
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