NZ TRUCK & DRIVER NEWS
International’s lack of a mainstream conventional model in its New Zealand lineup will soon be fixed – with the introduction early next year of the driver-friendly ProStar. It will be launched at the THE Expo at Mystery Creek in March – with assembly of 6x4s and 8x4s scheduled to begin....
ROAD TRANSPORT FORUM NEWS
Many of my columns this year have focused on positive aspects of our industry – and there are a lot of things to celebrate as the economy goes from strength to strength and the freight task expands. However, there are times when we as an industry must face up to our shortcomings....
GOOD YEAR BIG TEST
Like many of his Cantabrian counterparts, Wayne Tavindale’s life changed forever during and after the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. For Wayne, it was the first one… the one that measured 7.1 on the Richter scale that shook the populace awake at 4.35am on September 4...
TRT RECENTLY REGISTERED
New Zealand’s new truck market was down for the second successive month in September – slipping 6% behind registrations in the same month last year. Interestingly though, thanks to a record-breaking July, this year’s third-quarter was still slightly up on Q3 2015 (1140 compared to 1133) – in fact it was the second-highest-ever Q3...
Companies of all types strive for leanness – a trimmed-down operating structure that gets the job done with the optimal combination of cost and efficiency.
Probably few companies in the New Zealand road transport could match Invercargill’s Eden Haulage in this regard...
It’s what you might call artistic licence – making something appear grander than it really is. But Josh Hawkins, one of the three brothers who co-own Wairarapa’s Martinborough Transport, concedes that the hawk painted on the roof aero kits on each of the trucks in the Hawkins family fleet (hawk…..Hawkins: Get the connection?), is actually an eagle...
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