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Braid Backs Rail

Posted on Thursday 19th April 2018

Don Braid, chief executive of Mainfreight, this week publicly announced his support for getting freight off roads and onto rail.

 

In a move that has raised a few eyebrows Braid supported the shift in focus by Phil Twyford and the coalition government, despite the loss it could cause Mainfreight...

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Truck and Driver: Bryn Rees

Posted on Thursday 19th April 2018

When did you get started in the road transport industry?

I’ve always been involved, my dad was a driver for a long time and he got me interested in driving trucks. I actually started driving properly when I was 18...

 

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Bits of Bollocks: Road Safety

Posted on Thursday 19th April 2018

Again, road safety has been in the headlines for months now. The government is focussed on bringing down the road toll. In some cases the ambitious yet somewhat naive goal of zero deaths by 2020 has been aspirated by Associate Transport Minister, Julie-Anne Genter...

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Transport Technology Changes Hands

Posted on Thursday 19th April 2018

Transport Technology Limited has changed hands this month. The ownership papers have been signed off and the company has been passed from Paula and the late Geoff Walsh to Craig M Pierce.

 

Pierce was the owner for Onehunga Transport Engineering for 22 years and has vast experience in the heavy vehicle industry. He is also a long-standing member of the New Zealand Truck and Trailer Manufacturers Federation...

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Storm Smashes New Zealand Roads

Posted on Thursday 19th April 2018

A massive storm rocked the country Tuesday evening causing widespread damage to private and public property.

 

The winds gusted up to 213km/h in some areas halting air traffic, fueling fires and blasting trucks...

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NZ Manufacturing on the Rise

Posted on Thursday 19th April 2018

A new government report has shown a stark increase in New Zealand high end manufactured products.

The report included developments in transport, logistics and machinery.

 

The tome of a report, Beyond Commodities: Manufacturing into the Future, was released on Tuesday by economic development minister David Parker and is the most comprehensive on New Zealand manufacturing to be published in a decade...

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Fonterra is Right to Reduce Payment Times, says Shirley

Posted on Thursday 19th April 2018

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley acknowledges the action taken by Fonterra to reduce its payment times to small and medium suppliers and contractors.

 

“Fonterra’s previous policy was blatantly unfair to these smaller businesses and was really just using them as a cheap form of finance,” says Shirley...

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Transport Repairs Ltd Introduces the Wally Winder

Posted on Thursday 19th April 2018

South Island based ‘Transport Repairs Limited’ is just in the process of releasing the Wally Winder to the market. The strap winding device is the brainchild of a couple of Australian farmers who were sick and tired of winding straps by hand...

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Bay of Plenty Plan Woes

Posted on Thursday 19th April 2018

Personal and heartfelt stories were amongst more than 150 submissions that were verbally delivered to a hearing panel in Tauranga this week in relation to the draft Regional Land Transport Plan.

 

The draft Plan outlines an initial prioritised list of 35 transport projects from Waihi Beach in the west, including Rotorua and through to Opotiki in the east, and incorporating everything from state highway network and local road improvements, to public transport and cycling projects...

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