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Giti Big Test

In the ongoing contest between European truckmakers as to who has the most luxurious, best appointed and most driver-friendly cab interior, Scania has a new contender.

 

In fact, the second generation of its PRT heavy range – and in particular its all-new S-Series sleeper cab, with its high roof and completely flat floor – is a potential winner....

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Fleet Focus

Trucks are an integral part of any major farming operation, and New Zealand’s transport industry has many examples of farmers who’ve started out looking after their own trucking needs….

 

And have progressed on to making a little extra on the side, carting stuff for other people – then eventually morphing into stand-alone trucking fleets....

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NZ Truck & Driver News

Scania New Zealand, part of the global Traton truckmaker group, is muscling-up its new Kiwi operation – with “a recruitment blitz” under way.

 

Scania says it’s making its largest-ever investment here, with its new HQ in Penrose and a satellite operation in Wellington now up and running – with a Christchurch base to follow....

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Road Transport Forum

MITO’s role, as an industry training organisation, is to provide qualifications and training programmes to upskill the workforces of the industries it supports, including the road transport industry.

 

But it also has another key function – to promote careers and encourage a pipeline of new entrants to industry.

One of the many ways MITO does this is through secondary school programmes that provide opportunities for students to obtain work experience...

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TRT Recently Registered

New Zealand’s new truck registrations were still at record levels at the end of July – even though the sales for the month fell just short of July last year.

 

The 3096 sales through the first seven months of this year set a new benchmark. July’s 475 sales was just nine short of the same month in 2018...

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PPG Awards

Brown is far from the most popular base shade for fleet colour schemes these days, but this very rarity factor makes the trucks of Frews Transport – this month’s finalist in the PPG Transport Imaging Awards – easily recognisable and very distinctive.

 

Even from a distance, there’s no mistaking the unique combination of brown base colour and red bumper and chassis, with a stepped trio of chunky red stripes...

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Feature

When Bay of Plenty’s Pollock Cranes went shopping for a heavy-haulage tractor unit to tow a new low-loader transporter, it couldn’t find anything suitable…anywhere in New Zealand.

 

Not so surprising really, considering the Pollock Cranes team specifically wanted a prime mover with a 260-tonne gross maximum capability, to easily cope with its biggest shifts – including moving its own large cranes around the country. And to future-proof it with a capability beyond its current 180-tonne GCM needs.....

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"Transportation Matters"

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

Daimler Trucks & Buses launches first CEO podcast of the commercial vehicle industry

 

Sources within Daimler told NZ Truck and Driver "it's exciting to hear about global developments directly from our Daimler AG board member."

 

Daimler Trucks & Buses is launching “Transportation Matters”, the commercial vehicle industry’s first CEO podcast...

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Dash-Cam Footage required

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

NRC are working closely with the Cycle Action Network (CAN) around the safety of cyclists and drivers together with a major current affairs programme to promote the Share the Road campaign.

 

NRC are looking for compelling/riveting dash-cam footage of close calls between trucks and cyclists that may be used on national TV to highlight the issues and what is being done to address them...

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Penlink Must Become a Serious Priority

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

Mayoral Candidate Craig Lord says if Auckland Council is serious about reducing its carbon footprint and holding itself accountable to its own Climate Emergency declaration then Penlink must be done sooner than later.

 

“The amount of traffic that goes up to Silverdale and down the State Highway has a massive impact on time...

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Mayors team up with national groups to drive licence change

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

A hui held this week saw the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ), local and central government, iwi, business, community and philanthropy groups explore how more people can gain the benefits of a driver licence.

 

As a nationwide network of New Zealand’s mayors, MTFJ is working together towards the vision of all young people aged under 25 being engaged in appropriate education, training, work or other positive activity in their communities....

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Will drones open New opportunities in trucking?

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

Meanwhile, in Canada. Many traditional fleets already recognize the emerging opportunities around the ‘final mile’ and are looking beyond traditional Class 8 tractors to tap into the market.

 

When asked about the most significant change they expected to make to their fleets in the upcoming year, about one in five (17%) of carriers surveyed by TD Bank said they would adjust the makeup of their fleets to support last-mile deliveries....

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Zero-Emissions, are you on the Bus?

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

Auckland Transport will deploy two ‘extra-large’ electric buses into Auckland next year in a bid to develop the Low Emissions Bus Roadmap and have a full low emissions bus service by 2040.

 

Road transport is the biggest contributor of greenhouse gases accounting for 35 per cent of the emissions, and in a bid to reduce this impact, Auckland Transport (AT) has announced plans to introduce extra-large electric buses...

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ROAD TORQUE INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Wellington Central city set for weekend of road closures, detours

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

Three big projects are set to cause route changes and disruptions for buses, pedestrians and motorists in central Wellington over the coming weekend.

 

The closures will be from 9pm Friday 6 September to 6pm Sunday 8 September.

 

A tower crane on the Stewart Dawson’s construction site at the corner of Lambton Quay and Willis Street is being dismantled...

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