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Giti Big Test

It’s the Volvo that people are buying when they can’t afford a Volvo – or can’t justify their price anyway.

 

Okay, so Volvo is definitely not what you’d call a budget truck….but it is trying to meet the tipper market halfway, with a kind of “base-spec” FM model that goes without a couple of fancy (ie, more expensive) features....

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Fleet Focus

It’s a successful business that started out 50-odd years ago as a Pukekohe area piggery, with an old truck bought simply to keep it in pig feed.

 

That’s interesting, given that Riordan & West is now at 16 trucks….and counting. While it’s still based on what used to be the pig farm, the trucking business has outlasted the piggery – and become a successful dedicated transport operation in its own right...

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NZ Truck & Driver News

Volvo Trucks’ futuristic electric, connected and autonomous Vera is going to work in Sweden – moving containers from a logistics centre to a port terminal.

 

The real-world testing assignment for the autonomous concept truck – which has no cab, let alone a driver – is the result of a collaboration between Volvo Trucks and ferry and logistics company, DFDS....

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Road Transport Forum

You may have heard of the term “a social licence to operate.” It refers to the level of acceptance that the local community and the general public have for your organisation and how you go about your business.

 

Every business is subject to this kind scrutiny and those that ignore public views and demands can quickly go out of business...

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TRT Recently Registered

New Zealand’s heavy truck sales had another record month in May – setting new benchmarks for the month and the year to date.

 

With 518 May registrations, the overall truck market (4.5 tonnes to maximum GVM), was 14.85% up on 2018’s record-breaking May...

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PPG Awards

Bay of Plenty operator Brett Marsh almost decided to leave the latest flagships on his fleet a plain old, anonymous white, rather than the distinctive pale blue and white livery that the company adopted 12 years ago.

 

He reckoned that, since the two newcomers are eyecatching traditional-style Kenworth T909s, maybe “plain white would stand out just as much. They looked good white.”...

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Feature

It is, unquestionably, one of the best Aussie truck shows ever. Probably THE best. Yep, the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show really IS The Business. It’s got all of Australia’s major truck makes exhibiting, a big turnout of trailer manufacturers and major ancillary suppliers as well, and a bunch of new truck reveals, launches, announcements.

 

There’s the launch of important new FUSO Shogun and Kenworth T360 and T410 models. Plus a new Mercedes-Benz Actros with cameras instead of rear-vision mirrors....

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Road Torque Industry News

TR Group Ltd announces the purchase of Semi-Skel Hire Pty Ltd

Posted on Thursday 4th July 2019

TR Group (TR) is pleased to advise that it has purchased 100% of Melbourne based trailer rental company, Semi-Skel Hire Pty Ltd , taking effect from 1 July 2019.

 

This acquisition comes after many years of investigating the Australian market and fits with TR’s ambitions to provide world-class service in renting and leasing trucks and trailers...

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The Bombay Truck show will be one ‘hot’ charity event

Posted on Thursday 4th July 2019

The inaugural Bombay Truck Show will be held on the 1st of February 2020 and it looks like it’s going to be a hot one.

 

According to organiser Marieka Morcombe, “Organisation of the show is well under way now. Exhibitor space is completely booked up. Around half the truck spaces are booked up and we guarantee a sell out event...

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Truck Stops (NZ) Ltd adds Albany Branch

Posted on Thursday 4th July 2019

Truckstops has added an 18th branch after acquiring the operations of Diesel Services Albany in Auckland, with effect from 1 July 2019.

 

General Manager of Truckstops, Kevin Smith, is delighted with the latest addition to the Truckstops network and is looking forward to providing new and existing customers with high-quality service around Auckland’s North Shore...

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McCurdy Trucks is on the move

Posted on Thursday 4th July 2019

McCurdy Trucks North Taranaki is on The Move!

 

McCurdy Trucks say that “Exciting times are coming up for them and the Team.” Both their Bell Block and New Plymouth sites will be moving to a new purpose-built truck service and repair Dealership at 72 Connett Road (Bell Block) in mid-August and they say “we can not wait!”...

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ROAD TORQUE INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Auckland’s Petrol Tax Rise - are we seeing the value?

Posted on Thursday 4th July 2019

With the latest increase in petrol tax and  Auckland’s Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) now one year old, the Auckland Business Forum asks the question: “What are we getting for our money?”

 

Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said last year, unveiling a revamped Auckland Transport Alignment Programme (ATAP): “Together, we will invest $28 billion over the next decade to unlock Auckland’s potential. We will be building vital projects including light rail, Penlink and Mill Rd, heavy rail and bus upgrades, safety improvements, and more dedicated cycle lanes.”...

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Waitomo’s Welcome in Wellington

Posted on Thursday 4th July 2019

Businesses will welcome today’s opening in Wellington City of fuel cost-cutter Waitomo’s second site in the region, says Business Central.

 

"This is further good news because competition is always good for any market, and particularly when it involves a disrupting company like Waitomo," says Chief Executive John Milford...

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Delivering the right message on drugs and driving

Posted on Thursday 4th July 2019

“Governments past have dealt to deaths on New Zealand roads caused by drinking and driving with a comprehensive system of testing, evidence gathering and punishment.” Says Nick Leggett, CEO, Road Transport Forum

 

“This has been backed by extensive, and expensive, advertising campaigns that resonate through all communities. Who doesn’t remember the brilliant “you know I can’t grab your ghost chips” drink-drive campaign of 2011? It became a pop culture phenomenon...

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Night time roadworks for safety improvements in Dome Valley

Posted on Thursday 4th July 2019

The work, between Christine Place and Sheep World, will be completed over two nights from Sunday, 7 July between 7pm and 6am.

 

Weather permitting, it will be finished by 6am Tuesday 9 July, says the Northland System Manager, Jacqui Hori-Hoult.

 

Traffic management crews will put out road cones from 7pm and a stop-go lane closure will start from 8pm...

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