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Giti Big Test

It’s the Volvo that people are buying when they can’t afford a Volvo – or can’t justify their price anyway.

 

Okay, so Volvo is definitely not what you’d call a budget truck….but it is trying to meet the tipper market halfway, with a kind of “base-spec” FM model that goes without a couple of fancy (ie, more expensive) features....

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Fleet Focus

It’s a successful business that started out 50-odd years ago as a Pukekohe area piggery, with an old truck bought simply to keep it in pig feed.

 

That’s interesting, given that Riordan & West is now at 16 trucks….and counting. While it’s still based on what used to be the pig farm, the trucking business has outlasted the piggery – and become a successful dedicated transport operation in its own right...

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NZ Truck & Driver News

Volvo Trucks’ futuristic electric, connected and autonomous Vera is going to work in Sweden – moving containers from a logistics centre to a port terminal.

 

The real-world testing assignment for the autonomous concept truck – which has no cab, let alone a driver – is the result of a collaboration between Volvo Trucks and ferry and logistics company, DFDS....

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Road Transport Forum

You may have heard of the term “a social licence to operate.” It refers to the level of acceptance that the local community and the general public have for your organisation and how you go about your business.

 

Every business is subject to this kind scrutiny and those that ignore public views and demands can quickly go out of business...

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TRT Recently Registered

New Zealand’s heavy truck sales had another record month in May – setting new benchmarks for the month and the year to date.

 

With 518 May registrations, the overall truck market (4.5 tonnes to maximum GVM), was 14.85% up on 2018’s record-breaking May...

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PPG Awards

Bay of Plenty operator Brett Marsh almost decided to leave the latest flagships on his fleet a plain old, anonymous white, rather than the distinctive pale blue and white livery that the company adopted 12 years ago.

 

He reckoned that, since the two newcomers are eyecatching traditional-style Kenworth T909s, maybe “plain white would stand out just as much. They looked good white.”...

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Feature

It is, unquestionably, one of the best Aussie truck shows ever. Probably THE best. Yep, the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show really IS The Business. It’s got all of Australia’s major truck makes exhibiting, a big turnout of trailer manufacturers and major ancillary suppliers as well, and a bunch of new truck reveals, launches, announcements.

 

There’s the launch of important new FUSO Shogun and Kenworth T360 and T410 models. Plus a new Mercedes-Benz Actros with cameras instead of rear-vision mirrors....

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