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Giti Big Test

Okay, so this is the first New Zealand test of FUSO’s brand new heavy-duty truck – the Shogun HDT Euro 6.

 

Fuso NZ and Daimler Trucks alike see it as a game-changer – THE most important new model in the make’s revival, both here and in Japan....

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Fleet Focus

There’s a couple of business philosophies that you often hear people going on about: Being agile – able to change direction whenever necessary (or whenever an opportunity present itself), for one….

 

And another: Operating a business that is all things to all people in its line of work. No BS – a true one-stop-shop...

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NZ Truck & Driver News

FUSO has launched its new heavy-duty flagship in New Zealand – giving “the most advanced Japanese truck ever” an old (but famous) name.

 

“The legendary Shogun is back,” Fuso NZ announced at the launch. But this new-generation version – with its modern Daimler Group driveline and six-pack of high-tech safety features ...

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Road Transport Forum

Just before Christmas, Associate Transport Minister Julie-Ann Genter announced a $1.4billion, three-year programme of investment in          safety improvements to existing roads.

 

The funding will provide 900 kilometres of existing state highways with safety improvement infrastructure such as median and side barriers...

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TRT Recently Registered

New Zealand’s new truck market continued to run at record levels in March – with the overall market’s best-ever figures for the month.

 

The 495 registrations of trucks with GVMs over 4.5 tonnes was 6.7% up on March 2018 and 2.3% ahead of the previous record of 484, set in 2017....

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PPG Awards

It’s a side-effect of having trucks with an eyecatching livery that RAC Group director Andrew Boyhan finds amusing.

 

“We’ve only got 15 or so trucks….but the fact that they look good and they’re out there working all the time, people think we’ve got hundreds of them!”...

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Feature

No-risk excavation. No water. No mess. No waste. No service interruption. No harm. No damage.

 

When it comes to excavating in urban streets, building sites and the like, this may all sound just too good to be true.

 

But there’s a handful of air vacuum excavation trucks now in the country and one operator using them reckons that this is exactly what they deliver....

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Road Torque Industry News

New emissions target in Proposed Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

The purpose of the amendment bill is to provide a framework by which New Zealand can develop and implement clear and stable climate change policies that contribute to the global effort under the Paris Agreement to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels...

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‘Taking trucks off vulnerable roads’ on New KiwiRail Group CEO’s agenda

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

The KiwiRail Board has announced changes to its Board and senior management team, with former Chairman Greg Miller to take up the role of Group Chief Executive Officer as the company prepares for a major phase of growth.

 

Acting Chairman Brian Corban says the appointment sends a strong signal of the positive change occurring at KiwiRail...

 

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Road safety debate must include drug-driving, says RTF

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

“It was disappointing to see debate on the key road safety issue of drug-driving descend into chaos in Parliament yesterday,” says Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett.

 

“It was particularly concerning that the mother of a young man killed by a drug-driver had to witness that on a day she was presenting a petition to Parliament seeking random roadside drug testing,” Leggett says. “On one hand this Government is saying it is committed to road safety and on the other, the Police Minister appears to be backing down on the issue of roadside drug testing, as seen in Parliament yesterday.”...

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T&G to expand in Drury South Crossing

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

Transport & General Engineering has recently purchased a large block of land at the new Drury South Crossing in South Auckland. This development is being carried out by the Stevenson Group.

 

T&G is already based at Drury in the existing building at the entrance to the Stevenson Quarry. At this location customers have...

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Repair of SH12 partial washout gets under way

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that work has started to repair a partial road washout on SH12 near Paparoa in Northland.

 

Northland System Manager Jacqui Hori-Hoult says vegetation has been cleared and earthworks are under way.

 

“The alignment of the road will be shifted approximately 1.5m from the current position to more stable ground.”...

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KENWORTH LAUNCHES THE T360 AND T410

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

It’s almost fifty years since the first Australian-made Kenworth rolled off the production line at the Bayswater plant in March 1971. It was a defining moment for Kenworth and the future of the Australian road transport industry. Almost five decades later, Kenworth is launching two new additions to its product range.

 

Kenworth has taken the features of the new 2.1m wide cab, launched in December 2016 in the T610...

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ROAD TORQUE INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Volvo announces FH Globetrotter XXL cab

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

It’s been announced that an all-new FH Globetrotter XXL cab will be launched by Volvo for the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show.

 

The commercial vehicle manufacturer has responded to market demand with the supersized version of its FH cab.

 

It has re-engineered the XL Globetrotter cab by moving the rear wall back 250mm to create a truck that delivers on space and comfort....

 

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6 weeks of traffic disruption possible at Seatoun tunnel

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

Work started this Monday 6 May installing traffic signals outside both entrances to the Seatoun Tunnel in preparation for the upcoming earthquake strengthening.

 

The installation work is scheduled to take five to six weeks, finishing mid-June...

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Speak up and Save Lives

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

United Nations Road Safety Week campaign calls on companies to #SpeakUp for road safety to help save lives.

 

Companies across New Zealand will be calling for safe roads, vehicles and drivers as part of Road Safety Week 2019 (6-12 May), to help reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on roads...

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