Giti Tyres Big Test: Pioneer ProStar
Once upon a time (well, three to seven years ago,to be more precise) New Zealand had Cat logtrucks.
Then, in 2017 the Cat headed off towards extinction, with no new progeny to be produced.
The short-lived Caterpillar experiment in selling its own brand of trucks – running re-purposed, re-engineered Cat C15 engines – was over.
Now though the first of a new breed of Cat lookalikes is being seen in the forests of New Zealand’s East Coast/Poverty Bay. Similar…but not the..
Nikola fuel cell electric truck gets huge backing
In a huge boost for US-based electric truck startup Nikola, IVECO’s parent company CNH Industrial is investing $US250million in the disruptive tech company.
The strategic (and exclusive) partnership with Nikola is aime..
The best part of my job
Recently I spent some time in Rotorua and Gisborne, meeting with operators. I particularly enjoyed riding in the cab with Dick – a log truck driver for Seymour Transport Services – from Gisborne to Tolaga Bay.
Gisborne carrier Trevor Jukes reckons the key to it – how the family has managed to stay in business for 100 years – is simple.
“By diversifying as fast and as hard as you can! We’re not too proud to ..
Truck sales stay strong ....trailers slide
Sales in New Zealand’s new truck market remained strong in August, keeping 2019 sales at record levels.
Total registrations for the first eight months of the year ran to 3572 trucks in the overall market (4.5 tonnes-ma..
Simply striking striping
Fleet colour schemes often derive from a design chosen originally for its visual impact, and subsequently modified in an evolutionary fashion.
Less frequently, the choice of colours and layout is dictated more by the compan..
FUSO’s fully electric eCanter was well received by members of parliament during its visit to the Beehive.
Associate Minister for Transport...
ASKO and Scania celebrate the start of operations of four hydrogen gas trucks with electric driveline and of ASKO’s hydrogen...
“The driver shortage in the road freight transport industry is well known. Since I started at the Road Transport Forum...