Compliance not a quick fix, but progressing well

1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 1, 2019

Regulatory compliance lead Steve Haszard says the NZ Transport Agency is making huge progress in addressing areas of non-compliance identified in its recent review.

“We have looked into 1497 possible non-compliance cases in five months and taken 291 enforcement actions,” Haszard says.

“It‘s important New Zealanders know that we have made significant progress in rebuilding our regulatory compliance function at the Transport Agency. For example, the original backlog of 850 open compliance files have been cleared and the Transport Agency has new robust processes in place.”

Haszard said recently reported comments about the future of the NZTA‘s regulatory function were misleading and incorrect.

“It‘s important for me to set the record straight,” he said. “The reality is the cost of this work is currently unknown because the design of the best practice model hasn‘t yet been completed.”

He said it was also far too early to be talking about long-term improvements and investments until the Ministry of Transport‘s review was complete.

“Our focus remains on prioritising the safety of all road users and the Transport Agency continues to work hard to remove transport operators and services who pose a threat to land transport safety.”