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Giti Big Test

Once upon a time (well, three to seven years ago, to be more precise) New Zealand had Cat logtrucks.

Then, in 2017 the Cat headed off towards extinction, with no new progeny to be produced.

 

The short-lived Caterpillar experiment in selling its own brand of trucks – running re-purposed, re-engineered Cat C15 engines – was over...

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Fleet Focus

Gisborne carrier Trevor Jukes reckons the key to it – how the family has managed to stay in business for 100 years – is simple.

 

“By diversifying as fast and as hard as you can! We’re not too proud to do the shitty jobs.”

 

Within a whisker of his 78th birthday, the man who’s spent almost 60 years in the family biz...

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NZ Truck & Driver News

Next February’s Bombay Truck Show is on the point of selling out….for a second time!

 

The organisers were able to arrange extra space for exhibits and visitor parking, courtesy of local market gardener Sutherland Produce offering the use of a paddock adjoining the Bombay Rugby Club fields, which are the focal point of the event....

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Road Transport Forum

The Ministry of Transport recently released a consultation document outlining its approach to a national road safety strategy,  Road to Zero.

 

The document states an ambitious target of a 40% reduction in death and injury between 2020 and 2030.

 

However, as set out in its submission...

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TRT Recently Registered

Sales in New Zealand’s new truck market remained strong in August, keeping 2019 sales at record levels.

 

Total registrations for the first eight months of the year ran to 3572 trucks in the overall market (4.5 tonnes-maximum GVM), according to official NZ Transport Agency registration data – a new year-to-date benchmark, albeit just 2% up on last year’s 3489 regos at the same point....

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PPG Awards

Fleet colour schemes often derive from a design chosen originally for its visual impact, and subsequently modified in an evolutionary fashion.

 

Less frequently, the choice of colours and layout is dictated more by the company’s business history – as is the case with Mainfreight-owned Chemcouriers, this month’s finalist in the PPG Transport Imaging Awards....

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Feature

It’s been one of those good news/bad news  scenarios – this one involving Freightliner trucks.

 

So, it turns out that the new truck markets in little old New Zealand and big-bro Australia have long been bundled into one by Freightliner owner Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), and given “special project” status....

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Road Torque Industry News

Ride in a Truck - Raise money for Charity

Posted on Thursday 10th October 2019

The Mitre 10 ‘Ride in a Truck Day’ is being held on 12th October. It’s a charity event to help raise money for the Little Elms Charitable Trust and the Cancer Wellness Centre.

 

The event will begin at both Mitre 10 Mega stores Napier and Hastings and trucks will leave in a convoy from there to meet at the A&P Showgrounds, taking kids in the Cavalcade with pre-purchased tickets with goodie bags. The event will sell approximately 300 seats for both Napier and Hastings (150 each)...

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Call for measured action on NZTA regulatory role

Posted on Thursday 10th October 2019

It is clear that the Government needs to take action on the regulatory role of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett.

 

“Documents released today by the Ministry of Transport make for sober reading when it comes to past performance of the regulator and its monitoring agency,” Leggett says...

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Fuso NZ evolves Enduro range

Posted on Thursday 10th October 2019

Fuso New Zealand has overhauled its Enduro line-up with an eye-catching facelift, extra features and three new models, which all combine to add further value to this ‘no frills’ workhorse range

 

New arrivals, already landed, include the FJ1628 – a 4x2 16T model fitted with diff lock, well-suited for medium-sized tipper applications – and an 8x4 FO3128 31T Tipper with 19m3 factory body...

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TELETRAC NAVMAN WELCOMES AI TECHNOLOGY LEADER JENS MEGGERS AS NEW PRESIDENT

Posted on Thursday 10th October 2019

Teletrac Navman, a global software-as-a-service provider that leverages location-based technology and services for managing mobile assets, has announced the appointment of Dr. Jens Meggers as President. Bringing more than 25 years of organisational and technology leadership to Teletrac Navman, Meggers will drive the strategic direction of the company, ensuring product evolution with a focus on Artificial Intelligence to effectively serve today’s and future customer needs...

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An exciting development for the Swinglift brand

Posted on Thursday 10th October 2019

International rights to the Swinglift brand have been sold to the French company, Boxloader SARL.

 

There will be no change to the New Zealand market and will NOT affect how you will do business with the Patchell Group or the product you will receive in the New Zealand market.  The Patchell Group will continue to be responsible for the manufacture, sale and distribution of the Swinglift product for the New Zealand market...

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Phil ‘two-lane’ Twyford scraps yet another expressway

Posted on Thursday 10th October 2019

The Government’s decision to kill off the four-lane Ōtaki to Levin expressway shows Labour’s neglect of New Zealand’s state highways knows no bounds, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

 

“This is a gut-punch from the Transport Minister to the people of Horowhenua and the thousands of New Zealanders who want a safe and efficient State Highway 1...

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ROAD TORQUE INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Driver fatigue kills

Posted on Thursday 10th October 2019

The following report may have been sourced from Canada but the message rings true globally, Driver Fatigue Kills. In New Zealand, the 2017 Ministry of Transport Document claims In 2016 fatigue was identified as a contributing factor in 28 fatal crashes, 119 serious injury crashes and 438 minor injury crashes. These crashes resulted in 36 deaths, 160 serious injuries and 574 minor injuries. The total social cost of crashes involving driver fatigue was about $291 million; this is about 7 percent of the social cost associated with all injury crashes...

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We should be celebrating our food producers, not criticising them

Posted on Thursday 10th October 2019

“It is concerning to see how New Zealand’s primary food producers are being treated at the moment, when they are so essential to a healthy New Zealand economy. The food coming off farms feeds the rural economy, which feeds the provincial economies, and ultimately means we can have our easy living in the cities. That’s just the money side of things. They also produce food envied the world over,” Says Nick Leggett, CEO, Road Transport Forum...

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Volvo’s 50-year ART of Safety and 1million Connected Customer assets

Posted on Thursday 10th October 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary since Volvo Trucks’ Accident Research Team (ART) began to systematically gather, analyse and act upon in-depth information about real-life traffic accidents. The knowledge gained provides unique value in the development of safety systems and future vehicle designs, with the objective of making trucks and transport safer.

 

Volvo ART’s work focuses on improving both active and passive safety for Volvo trucks. Research into passive safety is designed to minimize the consequences of any accident...

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$3.5M North Canterbury road safety project complete

Posted on Thursday 10th October 2019

A high-risk stretch of state highway in North Canterbury has had a $3.5million safety boost, with new rumble strips, safety barriers, signage and bridge barrier upgrades now in place.

 

Between 2008 and 2018, one person died and 12 were seriously injured in crashes on State Highway 7 between Waipara and Waikari, where the improvements have been made...

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