Truck drivers welcome Auckland border change

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 7:44AM
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Truck drivers welcome Auckland border change

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 7:44AM

The move from a hard border to a soft border around Auckland is being welcomed by trucking operators. 

Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand Chief Executive Nick Leggett told Kate Hawkesby it would have made a chaotic summer period even worse. 

“Kiwirail is going to have its network out, it’s peak season. You’ve got to get food, gifts, everything else on the back of the truck. Added to that, we’ve got a shortage of drivers because the borders aren’t open internationally.” 

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