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Giti Big Test

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...

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Fleet Focus

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 do the shitty jobs.”

 

Within a whisker of his 78th birthday, the man who’s spent almost 60 years in the family biz...

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NZ Truck & Driver News

Next February’s Bombay Truck Show is on the point of selling out….for a second time!

 

The organisers were able to arrange extra space for exhibits and visitor parking, courtesy of local market gardener Sutherland Produce offering the use of a paddock adjoining the Bombay Rugby Club fields, which are the focal point of the event....

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Road Transport Forum

The Ministry of Transport recently released a consultation document outlining its approach to a national road safety strategy,  Road to Zero.

 

The document states an ambitious target of a 40% reduction in death and injury between 2020 and 2030.

 

However, as set out in its submission...

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TRT Recently Registered

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-maximum GVM), according to official NZ Transport Agency registration data – a new year-to-date benchmark, albeit just 2% up on last year’s 3489 regos at the same point....

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PPG Awards

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 company’s business history – as is the case with Mainfreight-owned Chemcouriers, this month’s finalist in the PPG Transport Imaging Awards....

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Feature

It’s been one of those good news/bad news  scenarios – this one involving Freightliner trucks.

 

So, it turns out that the new truck markets in little old New Zealand and big-bro Australia have long been bundled into one by Freightliner owner Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), and given “special project” status....

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