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MAN and Western Star distributor Penske New Zealand has launched a new used trucks programme, offering “the highest level of quality” and 12-month warranties. The company says that its Penske Certified trucks will “undergo a rigorous mechanical check, ensuring customers are purchasing a premium product that delivers peace of mind.” Each truck will come with a report containing the results of a 90-point mechanical inspection – “providing a clear summation of the truck’s condition.” “Additionally,” says Penske NZ general manager Brent Warner, “in a first for NZ, Penske Certified used trucks are being offered with the back..
NZ Truck & Driver News - August 2020

Transport industry leaders are calling for a halt to the rush to move Auckland’s port. Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett says it’s “time to take a breath” on where best to locate a future replacement for the Ports of Auckland. And National Road Carriers Association chief executive David Aitken says that the Government-commissioned Sapere report supports NRC’s own study’s finding – “that Northport is not a good option and there is time to decide on alternatives.” Aitken says that before the latest report (by economic consultancy Sapere), the decision to move the port from Auckland to Northport was being rushed: &ldqu..
NZ Truck & Driver News - August 2020

IVECO has added a new engine power rating and transmission option to its medium-duty Euro 6 Eurocargo range in New Zealand, extending its potential range of applications. The new Tector 7 engine, available on ML160 and ML180 variants, now comes with 239 kilowatts/320 horsepower and 1100 Newton metres/811 pound foot of peak torque – a 29kW/40hp and 73 lb ft/100Nm output increase on the standard engine. Like the other engines in the Euro 6 Eurocargo range, the new 6.7-litre six meets the E6 (Step D) exhaust emissions standard using IVECO’s innovative Hi-SCR – a single aftertreatment system using a passive diesel particulate filter. IVECO says that the Hi-SCR system is ..
NZ Truck & Driver News - August 2020

Freightliner has got a foot in the door at Australian transport giant Linfox with its new Cascadia – with a high-level delivery of a 116 model for B-double fuel tanker operation. Linfox founder Lindsay Fox, executive chairman Peter Fox, and fleet and procurement president Ray Gamble were all on hand to receive the keys to one of the first Cascadias in Australia from Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific president and CEO Daniel Whitehead and Freightliner Australia Pacific director Stephen Downes. “There is no better endorsement for our trucks than having them go to work in those iconic colours,” said Whitehead. Linfox, Australia’s largest private family-owned..
NZ Truck & Driver News - August 2020

North American truckmaker Navistar plans to begin building autonomous trucks in the next four years, fast-tracking the move by forming a partnership with “driverless” trucks startup TuSimple. It’s a deal seen by both partners as a “milestone” in the commercialisation of Level 4 autonomous trucks – which, essentially, do not need a driver. The partnership is a marriage of the truck mass-production capabilities of Navistar and the autonomous technology developed by TuSimple. Navistar has bought a minority stake in TuSimple, which already has a fleet of 40 autonomous trucks (with drivers on board – but only to meet state laws) carting freight bet..
NZ Truck & Driver News - August 2020

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