Truck and Driver Profile: Connie Askin

Posted on Thursday 8th November 2018

Recently, I wrote a short article on trucking firm Hilton Haulage about what they were doing for their drivers during Truck Driver Appreciation Week, while speaking with them I mentioned that we often do profiles on truckies that deserve recognition for their hard work. They came back to me with the name Connie Askin.

 

Connie is a young driver hailing from Canterbury, she’s passionate about what she does and loves the industry she works in. So much so that her and her partner decided to start a small trucking business of their own...

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Another Certifier Suspended by the NZTA

Posted on Thursday 8th November 2018

Yet another vehicle repair certifier, has been suspended from issuing certifications by the New Zealand Transport Agency following consistent concerns about his quality of work.

 

Auckland-based vehicle repair certifier Dale Barlass was given notice by the NZTA that he was to cease performing vehicle certifications, effective immediately...

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Trucking Company Ordered off the Road

Posted on Thursday 8th November 2018

A South Island based trucking company has had its trucks ordered off the road after being served over one hundred traffic offences.

 

Blenheim based McCrostie Trucking just recently has had its operating licence revoked by the NZ Transport Agency, and has been cited by a High Court Judge as being a risk to public safety...

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Hi-Tech Transport Engineering Opens in Southland

Posted on Thursday 8th November 2018

Noticing a lack of specialized transport engineering services in the Invercargill region, engineer Matt Scheele decided to have a go at running his own operation.

 

Opening in late May this year Hi-Tech Transport Engineering offers general engineering solutions that are the ‘bread and butter’ of the job, says Matt, such as building log trailers, drop sliders or bulk bins...

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Mack Statue Stolen from Palmerston North Truck Yard

Posted on Thursday 8th November 2018

A bulldog statue that has been the pride of a Palmerston North truck yard for 45 years was stolen this week.

 

The statue was ripped off from MTD Trucks on Malden St last Monday, according to local police.

 

MTD Trucks general manager Murray Sowerby is gutted about the loss, and describes the statue as being around 1.5m tall by 1m wide.

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TIL Logistics Receives Telematics Upgrade

Posted on Thursday 8th November 2018

TIL Logistics Group, has made the decision to re-sign with telematics provider, upgrading its fleet to contain the newer Ehubo2 iteration of the technology.

 

TIL Logistics CEO Alan Pearson said the company was using its contract renewal with Eroad to ensure all its fleets are equipped with the latest technology that Eroad can provide...

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Road Transport Industry Thanks Pukerua Bay Community

Posted on Thursday 8th November 2018

The Road Transport Forum has presented a $1000 donation to Pukerua Bay School Deputy Principal Andrew Wooster to say ‘thanks’ for the incredible support that the Pukerua Bay community gave to truckies caught up in the State Highway 1 closure on 19 October.

 

“With hundreds of drivers trapped for 16 hours the Pukerua Bay community took it upon themselves to look after them,” says RTA Area Executive Sandy Walker...

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