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Giti Big Test

So, imagine you’re the New Zealand distributor for a truck make and you need to put a new model through a bit of a Kiwi fitness test – ensure that it’s going to be suitable in NZ conditions.

 

Check that the combination of its new automated manual transmission and revised 13-litre engine is going to be up to the job of dealing with NZ’s steep, sharp up and downhills...

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Fleet Focus

There are a few negatives that come as part and parcel of Don Wilson’s line of trucking business.

 

They come in the form of compliance demands, regulations…..and more compliance demands. And more regulations...

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NZ Truck & Driver News

A handful of Kiwi transport companies have recently changed hands – probably the biggest deal involving the buyout of Big Chill Distribution by Freightways.

 

Freightways announced to the New Zealand Stock Exchange in late October that it had entered into an agreement to buy 100% of Big Chill – for at least $117million...

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Road Transport Forum

Over the last couple of months, we have seen the beginning of the new emphasis on road safety.

 

Unfortunately, investing in newer, safer roads to deal with our growing population and economy is not on the table. Instead, the plan is to slow the country down by reducing speed limits...

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TRT Recently Registered

The new truck market continued to be in record-breaking form in October.

 

The month itself produced the best October performance ever in terms of registrations in the overall (4.5 tonnes-plus GVM) market – the 480 sales a 9% improvement on previous best, from 2018...

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PPG Awards

A love of trucks, a passion to show them off at their best….and a tribute to family members tragically lost on the highway are heartfelt factors in the presentation of Gisborne transport operator Tim Greaves’ trucks.

 

Greaves reckons he loves trucks and was only ever going to become a truckie…..just like his Dad Ali: He “grew up in the passenger seat,” he says, of his “old man’s Mitsis” – the stock trucks he owned from 1979-1991...

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Feature

It’s only (so far) a fleet of 10 bulk trucks…

 

doesn’t amount to anything sensational when it’s set in the midst of one of New Zealand’s single biggest road construction projects...

 

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Road Torque Industry News

Australia vs New Zealand in Hino Technical Challenge

Posted on Thursday 5th December 2019

New Zealand and Australia went head-to-head in Sydney on 21st November in what is regarded as the most comprehensive skills contest of its type in the trucking industry.

 

It was a nervous wait for the final results for Nathan Douglas (Truckstops, Wellington, NZ) and Martyn Alexander (Australia) who had battled to complete a series of repair and diagnostic tasks in the new Hino standard cab model...

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Truck sales record looking likely

Posted on Thursday 5th December 2019

The New Zealand new truck market continues to remain strong in November and the overall market (trucks with a GVM above 4.5 tonnes) is in a very good position to take on the 2017 all-time best registration total of 5209.

 

At the end of November sales for the year stood at 4999 – 135 ahead of the same point in 2018...

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Scania New Zealand opens Biggest Project yet; Service Centre in Heart of Drury

Posted on Thursday 5th December 2019

“Valcomna,” said Mattias Lundholm, Scania NZ Managing Director as he addressed us at the opening of Scania New Zealand’s very first New Zealand-owned and operated state-of-the-art Service Centre.

 

Having just undertaken their largest project ever in New Zealand, Scania have completed the 5-million-dollar investment in the form of an equipment and fit out hub...

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Sustainability makes good business sense

Posted on Thursday 5th December 2019

Regardless of your views on climate change, having sustainable practices and goals is pretty much essential to a successful customer-facing business, says Nick Leggett, CEO, Road Transport Forum

 

Customers are demanding good environmental measures through their supply chains and if you are in the business of trying to attract younger workers, they want to work for companies that take protecting the planet seriously...

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The smartest bridge in New Zealand opens in style

Posted on Thursday 5th December 2019

The community of Taipa was recently celebrating the official opening of the smartest bridge in New Zealand.

 

The new wifi-enabled, two-lane Taipa Bridge has been opened to traffic since Labour Weekend, but today marked the official handover of the bridge to the community by Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones – who performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony – and the rollout of the free Taipa Community Wifi...

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Business as usual from Labour underwhelming

Posted on Thursday 5th December 2019

Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson have cancelled billions of dollars of infrastructure projects whilst dressing up business as usual school maintenance grants as infrastructure investment, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay said...

 

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ROAD TORQUE INDUSTRY PARTNERS

IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola Corporation unveil the Nikola TRE

Posted on Thursday 5th December 2019

IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola unveiled the maquette of the Nikola TRE, the first vehicle resulting from the joint venture between CNH Industrial and Nikola, which involves the commercial vehicle brand and the powertrain specialist.

 

The vehicle is based on the IVECO S-WAY heavy-duty truck launched last July in Madrid, which has been extremely well received by customers and industry experts alike. The Nikola TRE integrates Nikola’s advanced electric technology and new-generation proprietary infotainment system...

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Peer-to-peer shipping launches in NZ

Posted on Thursday 5th December 2019

A Kiwi startup is promising to disrupt New Zealand’s costly and inefficient shipping industry with a service which connects drivers with free vehicle space to people who need things shipped.

 

Lonelyseat.co.nz launches publicly this week after two months of a soft launch testing phase.

 

The premise is simple: if you have spare space in your vehicle and are going somewhere, you can carry something for other Kiwis who will give you money towards your fuel bill...

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