Where we stand on the big issues

The road transport industry is the backbone of our economy, connecting New Zealand by delivering goods everywhere - from our smallest hamlets to our largest cities, and beyond to the world.

Trucks are the preferred mode of freight in New Zealand because of our unique and challenging terrain. More than 93% of what is moved around New Zealand - whether from farms to supermarkets or to ports - is done by trucks.


National Road Carriers’ members are committed to providing an efficient, safe and high-quality road-freight service. To achieve this, trucking operators need a safe, efficient and sustainable operating environment that enables the efficient and safe movement of goods.

Below is an overview of National Road Carriers’ positions on the current challenges and opportunities.