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The 2020 Dunedin Truck Show attracted a 75-truck turnout – double the numbers from 2019. The attendance was, says show committee member Stan Mason, “an absolutely outstanding result from the transport industry.” The committee says that the successful show is down to “all those involved on the day….the truck owners, the drivers, the helpers who got the rags and tyre paint out to present an outstanding lineup on the day….” And to the sponsors, headed by main sponsor City Auto Glass, supported by NZ Truck & Driver, MTD, Transport Repairs, Roadmaster, Coombs Contracting, Dunedin Truck Servicing, General Tyres, TWL, Forestry Roading, Dies..
NZ Truck & Driver News - April 2020

Scania has launched an online truck configurator – a tool to allow customers to virtually “design” their own new truck. In what it claims is “a first for the New Zealand market” its online configurator “lets you specify every aspect of a truck from the chassis up. “You can choose the drivetrain, the cab, the engine and even the cab colour – to create the perfect truck for your business and NZ roads. “When complete, you can see your truck from every angle, inside and out, in its chosen colour, and even request a quote online – all do-able from the convenience of your mobile phone.” Users start with the type of a..
NZ Truck & Driver News - April 2020

Autonomous electric truck developer Einride is hiring what’s believed to be the world’s first remote operator of driverless trucks. The Swedish company, which describes itself as “part commercial enterprise, part revolutionary movement,” says that it’s looking for an experienced truck driver to pioneer an entirely new job category – shaping both the immediate work environment and the job description of tomorrow’s truckers. “The operator will be responsible for remote-control driving of the Einride Pod, and training will incorporate safety and security protocols, basic remote driving instruction, and an extensive understanding of the t..
NZ Truck & Driver News - April 2020

A half-million-dollar roadshow has shown off the new Euro 6 DAF CF to more than 1200 New Zealand transport operators and drivers. Five new CFs and a couple of trailers had already clocked-up a total of more than 22,500-kilometres after seven of the 11 stops in the nationwide tour. The first new-model DAF XF in the country is to join the roadshow for its last two promo events. The roadshow took in stops stretching from Whangarei to Invercargill – with videos and photos posted to YouTube and Facebook en route viewed 1.25million and 62,000 times respectively. DAF distributor Southpac Trucks says the launch marks the make’s biggest product change in almost 12 years. The ..
NZ Truck & Driver News - April 2020

The opening of the $384million Huntly bypass section of the Waikato Expressway has been hailed as a milestone by the National Road Carriers Association. “This is the first motorway link between two New Zealand cities. For the first time it will be possible to go from Auckland to Hamilton on a motorway/expressway,” points out NRC chief executive David Aitken. “The Huntly bypass will speed up travel and delivery times, improve productivity, reduce emissions and be safer,” he adds. He praises Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and its contractors for building the bypass with minimal disruption to State Highway 1 users. The 15-kilometre bypass is part of the 102..
NZ Truck & Driver News - April 2020

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