Giti Big Test

We haven’t even started our trip before driver Aman Preet makes it clear that he’s got a bit of a soft spot for Hino’s 700 Series flagship model.

 

To the point where he actually waxes lyrical about it: “I’ve seen fire in the mountains, snow on the ground, black ice and floods in a Hino.”...

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Fleet Focus

Earthmoving companies. They have trucks, sure, but normally just as a backup to the big yellow machines, right?

Normally, yeah. But down in Christchurch there’s a mob that has Earthmoving in its name, but which seems to be able to turn its hand to all sorts of odd and unusual facets of heavy transport.

 

These include the development and building of rural fire tenders and five-axle tippers, creating custom carting frames for large concrete blocks and making specialised bins for asbestos removal...

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NZ Truck & Driver News

WE HAVEN’T EVEN STARTED OUR TRIP BEFORE driver Aman Preet makes it clear that he’s got a

bit of a soft spot for Hino’s 700 Series flagship model. To the point where he actually waxes lyrical about it: “I’ve seen fire in the mountains, snow on the ground, black ice and floods in a Hino.”...

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Road Transport Forum

As the New Zealand Transport Agency’s regulatory catchup work rolls on – after a decade of inattention and under-resourcing – transport operators are having to deal with the day-to-day impacts of the constantly-changing compliance landscape.

 

However, that is not the end of it! Operators should also be anticipating and preparing for significant changes to how they’re assessed (in the Operator Rating System and when applying for heavy vehicle permits) in future....

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TRT Recently Registered

The New Zealand new truck market  continued its record-breaking form in April.

 

Four hundred trucks were registered for the month in the overall market (trucks with a GVM of 4.5 tonnes or more), taking the total sales for the first four months of the year to 1700, according to official NZ Transport Agency data.

That was a 7% improvement on the previous best-ever April registration tally – the 372 recorded last year...

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PPG Awards

Some fleet colour schemes come fully-formed and ready to go, from a professional design consultancy – while others are the result of several years of experimentation.

 

This month’s finalist in the PPG Transport Imaging Awards, Christchurch’s SML Logging, fits quite firmly into the latter category...

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Feature

The family planning for Kenworth Australia’s new “babies” started all of 11 years ago – when PACCAR in the United States launched its $400million (!) new-generation product (NGP) project.

 

That eyewatering investment was mainly about designing and developing a better-quality, wider cab as the cornerstone of a new Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt 579 for North America….but soon also became the basis for a new and improved, wide-cab Kenworth for Australia.....

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