The road transport industry is an important contributor to the economy. It employs around 3% of the workforce (24,250 people) and accounts for around 3.3% of GNP (Gross National Product), with a turnover of $6 billion a year. The industry carries about 90% of New Zealand's total land based freight
The industry currently has a global shortage of skilled workers.
National Road Carriers Association members operate trucks in all aspects of the industry so if you are looking to change or start a career in the transport industry you should start with a call to one of our Executive Officer's at the NRC office who will provide advice on how to go about this. Phone us on 0800 686 777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other helpful websites are:
- Ministry of Social Development - Factsheet regarding Skills for Growth
- MITO - information about qualifications in logistics and road transport industries
- New Zealand Transport Agency - information on heavy vehicle licences
- New Zealand Transport Agency - information on transport service licence
- New Zealand Transport Agency - running a truck business
- New Zealand Transport Agency - selecting a heavy vehicle
Driving YOUR future - your route to a career in road transport and logistics
If you are a driver looking for work: -
If you are an employer looking for a driver:-
The law requires you to have a written employment agreement. You and your employee should both sign the agreement so there is no dispute about what was promised or agreed on.
National Road Carriers (Inc) have a number of templates and guides available to members.
To discuss which contract suits your business, please contact an Executive Officer at NRC or explore the tools and links below to prevent any employment relationship problems.
- Visit Immigration NZ Visa View to check if applicants are entitled to work in NZ
- TORO - TSL holders can use NZ Transport Agency's online service to check and monitor the status of employees drivers' licences
- Template Employment Agreements - Guidelines for Employers
- Permanent Individual Agreement with optional trial period
- Fixed-Term Individual Agreement with optional trial period
- Casual Individual Agreement
- Owner Driver Contract
Sample Employment Policies
Employees who start a new job and meet the criteria for automatic enrolmentxmust be enrolled in KiwiSaver, unless you offer an approved alternative superannuation scheme. You must provide KiwiSaver information to all new employees and to any existing employees who ask for the information.
More information on Kiwisaver can be found on the IRD website along with access to other on-line forms, calculators and guides.