Road Transport Forum appoints new board chair

Tranzliquid Logistics director and owner Greg Pert, from Tauranga, has been appointed chair of the Road Transport Forum Board of Directors. Pert replaces Neil Reid, who had been the board chair for six years and will remain as a board director. "All the directors would like to thank Neil for his excellent work unifying our industry and for the leadership he has given us," Pert said.

"To be chosen as chair of the RTF board by your industry peers is an honour and I am happy to accept this new challenge," he said. Pert joined the road freight transport industry as an owner driver 35 years ago. In 2000 the family-owned company grew into a fleet operator with a contract with Gull Petroleum.

Today, Tranzliquid Logistics is a logistics and transport operator, with a fleet of tankers delivering fuel or fuel-related products, mainly in the North Island, servicing all oil companies. It remains family owned and operated. Pert is a board member of the National Road Carriers Association, a member of the Petroleum Industry Transport Safety Forum (PITSF), and a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

"I love being part of this industry and really enjoy working alongside great people who give their time to work on governance of important industry representative groups," Pert said. "Pretty much everything spends time on the back of a truck at some point of the supply chain, so we also need a viable operating environment to ensure New Zealanders can continue to enjoy their high standard of living. "There is some tension in achieving that, which is why the RTF is so important to advancing the industry's needs and I will be 100% behind that."

The road freight transport industry employs 32,868 people (2.0% of the workforce), has a gross annual turnover of £6 billion, and transports 93% of the total tonnes of freight moved in New Zealand.


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