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Transporting NZ: Truck drivers have been complying with rules amid calls for mandates

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Publish Date
Fri, 29 Oct 2021, 6:32pm
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Transporting NZ: Truck drivers have been complying with rules amid calls for mandates

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 29 Oct 2021, 6:32pm

Truckies have dismissed claims the Government is "bending over" for the industry.

There are growing calls for people to be fully vaccinated if they want to leave Auckland.

Otago University epidemiologist Nick Wilson claims getting this mandated is being made difficult by the trucking industry.

Transporting New Zealand CEO Nick Leggett told Heather du Plessis-Allan they've been complying with testing at the Auckland border.

“This idea, I think, that truck drivers are putting the rest of the country in danger is an appalling attack on really important vital workers who keep New Zealand fed and clothed.”

Leggett says requiring truck drivers to be fully vaccinated before leaving the region would cause issues.

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