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Mangonui Haulage driver Bruce Gregory is emphatic: His new Kenworth is “the best truck I’ve ever pulled liquids with.”

 

Maybe so, you may be muttering, but who the hell is this Gregory fella – and why’s his opinion relevant?

 

Well, there’s a few things: He’s the guy who’s driving New Zealand’s first ever T410 8x4 on tanker work...

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Fleet Focus

American trucking company exec Ron Hall’s job is to know his trucks…inside out. Actually….no – his knowledge goes way, way beyond that: He knows them in extreme detail.

 

In order to extract the best fuel economy out of giant Utah carrier C.R. England’s fleet, he knows, for instance, exactly what “the sweet spot” is when it comes to diff ratios (2.16:1), engine horsepower (455 horsepower)…

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NZ Truck & Driver News

International rights to manufacture and sell New Zealand’s Swinglift sideloaders overseas have been sold to a French sideloader manufacturer.

 

In what Patchell Group general manager Brent Whibley terms “an exciting development for the Swinglift brand,” Boxloader SARL assumes the marketing of the brand outside NZ....

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Road Transport Forum

The recent RTF Conference at Wairakei Resort, near Taupō, gave me an opportunity to catch up with delegates from all over the country.

 

It was a really good chance to hear about what is challenging them in their businesses. These chats are important for me, as a lot of the time I am in the Wellington bubble, lobbying government....

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TRT Recently Registered

New Zealand’s new truck market continued to be strong in September – staying ahead of last year’s sales.

 

The month saw 514 registrations of heavy trucks above 4.5 tonnes GVM, compared to 476 in September 2018.

 

That carried the year-to-date total sales at the end of September to 4086, compared to last year’s 3965...

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PPG Awards

Now here’s a dramatic colour scheme transformation. From a distinctly, umm...interesting treatment dominated by a salmon shade….

 

To a stunning combination of black, red and grey – featuring curved and feathered stripes (which, from that description should be messy-as, but emphatically isn’t) – that makes Onehunga-based Rock and Rubble a very worthy finalist in the PPG Transport Imaging Awards...

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Feature

The five inductees for the New Zealand Road Transport Hall of Fame for 2019 cover arguably the widest possible span of activities within the industry...

 

From the owner of a fleet that handled all aspects of transport in a rural region, through a logging operator who has helped revolutionise trailer safety, a truck sales executive who oversaw the country’s biggest heavy vehicle assembly operation…..

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