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Giti Big Test

Canterbury logtruck operator Steve Murphy reckons that the reason he has so many makes in his fleet is largely down to longtime truck dealer Dale Greaves.

 

Over the past 37 years or so, Greaves has, at different times, sold new Fords, Hinos, Sterlings, Fusos/Mitsubishis, Nissans/UD Trucks, MANs, Western Stars, Freightliners and Mercedes-Benz...

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Fleet Focus

Christchurch’s Big One – the catastrophic earthquake of February 2011, dealt Christchurch Ready Mix Concrete a severe blow….

 

But it also delivered it a golden opportunity: The chance to grow beyond the wildest dreams its owners may have held over almost 50 years of operation...

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NZ Truck & Driver News

Volvo Trucks has launched a streamlined B-double concept in Australia….that it says will save 20% of fuel use.

 

And the Volvo Fuel Super Truck is being taken directly to the market – operators able to simply spec a new truck with the individual elements of the concept….most of which are already available...

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Road Transport Forum

Every year heavy truck operators contribute over $1.5billion to the National Land Transport Fund through road user charges…

 

Which is why our industry’s voice needs to be heard when it comes to policy and infrastructure that directly affects truck operators, says Road Transport Form chief executive Ken Shirley...

 

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TRT Recently Registered

They’re records Jim….but not as we know them: That’s how it is after three years in which the New Zealand new truck market has run red hot.

 

Truck registrations in July were again at record-breaking levels – with 484 sales for the month and 3002 year-to-date, at the end of the month...

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PPG Awards

When Auckland transport operator Neil Wood bought his first new truck in 2013 he set the scene for a transformation in his business.

 

Back then the Bombay-based N&J Wood bulk tipper and digger operation was almost invisible on the Auckland transport scene – with just three mostly-white trucks...

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Road Torque Industry News

Industry Celebrates Hard Working Truck Drivers

Posted on Thursday 20th September 2018

Trucking operations and their representative organisations kicked top gear this week thanking the hard-working men and woman that are out on the road every day making sure the New Zealand economy keeps ticking over.

 

Stations at truck stops and hubs around the country have been busy so far and the reception from truckies has been positive across the board...

 

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We Love Trucks and Drivers Profile: Matthew McLeely

Posted on Thursday 20th September 2018

This week I caught up with Matthew McLeely from McKay Cartage in Gisborne. Matt was great to chat to and had some great insights about being a young driver in the industry and why it’s a great career choice!

 

Matts boss Kevin McKay wrote into Road Torque to tell us about Matt and why he deserves to be recognised!

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Twyford Refuses to Commit to SH2

Posted on Thursday 20th September 2018

During a heated debate in Parliament this week, Transport Minister Phil Twyford was asked to commit to driving the beleaguered State Highway 2 road near Tauranga himself.

 

State Highway 2 between Katikati and Tauranga has been a hotspot for crashes of all shapes and sizes, involving both cars and trucks...

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Fuso NZ Earns International Awards

Posted on Thursday 20th September 2018

Fuso New Zealand won big at the 2018 Daimler Trucks Asia Awards in Bangkok.

 

The kiwi Fuso team were awarded Best Customer Services and Special Achievement Recognition, beating 73 other market representatives from around the world.

 

Fuso NZ was presented with the DTA Best Customer Services Award in recognition of the exceptionally high performance of staff across its national network...

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NZ Intermodal Transport Safety Group Formed

Posted on Thursday 20th September 2018

A new body has been formed to establish and maintain best practice safety and compliance standards for all road transport operators loading, handling and delivering intermodal imported and exported freight.

 

The NZ Intermodal Transport Safety Group (NZITSG) is to address the significant safety and other issues associated with the interface between road transport and other modes associated with import and export freight...

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MTD Welcomes Volvo Sales Manager

Posted on Thursday 20th September 2018

MTD this week announced the appointment of their new National Sales Manager for Volvo Truck and Bus.

 

Paul France who is now based at MTD Trucks Head Office, Palmerston North, responsible for national sales of Volvo Trucks & Buses, heading up the experienced sales team of 6 based around the country...

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MAN Delivers Electric Trucks to Europe

Posted on Thursday 20th September 2018

MAN Truck and Bus is delivering fully electric trucks to nine partner companies from the Austrian Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL).

 

The move is another step towards mass electrification for the German truck manufacturer.

 

CNL consists of 18 of Austria’s largest retail, logistics and manufacturing firms who have banded together to work towards a sustainable future for their country. ..

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Kaikoura Rebuild in Running for International Award

Posted on Thursday 20th September 2018

Nearly 200 kilometres of damaged road, 220 work sites and 190km of the destroyed rail line. And it only took a gargantuan number of truck trips and over 2 million work hours to fix.

 

Its no wonder that the rebuild of the Kaikōura coast transport route is up for civil engineering's "prize of prizes"

 

The $1.1 billion dollar rebuild is the only finalist from our half of the world in the Institution of Civil Engineers People's Choice Award, going up against major projects from around the globe...

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