Road safety debate must include drug-driving, says RTF

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

“It was disappointing to see debate on the key road safety issue of drug-driving descend into chaos in Parliament yesterday,” says Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett.

 

“It was particularly concerning that the mother of a young man killed by a drug-driver had to witness that on a day she was presenting a petition to Parliament seeking random roadside drug testing,” Leggett says. “On one hand this Government is saying it is committed to road safety and on the other, the Police Minister appears to be backing down on the issue of roadside drug testing, as seen in Parliament yesterday.”...

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T&G to expand in Drury South Crossing

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

Transport & General Engineering has recently purchased a large block of land at the new Drury South Crossing in South Auckland. This development is being carried out by the Stevenson Group.

 

T&G is already based at Drury in the existing building at the entrance to the Stevenson Quarry. At this location customers have...

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KENWORTH LAUNCHES THE T360 AND T410

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

It’s almost fifty years since the first Australian-made Kenworth rolled off the production line at the Bayswater plant in March 1971. It was a defining moment for Kenworth and the future of the Australian road transport industry. Almost five decades later, Kenworth is launching two new additions to its product range.

 

Kenworth has taken the features of the new 2.1m wide cab, launched in December 2016 in the T610...

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Repair of SH12 partial washout gets under way

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that work has started to repair a partial road washout on SH12 near Paparoa in Northland.

 

Northland System Manager Jacqui Hori-Hoult says vegetation has been cleared and earthworks are under way.

 

“The alignment of the road will be shifted approximately 1.5m from the current position to more stable ground.”...

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‘Taking trucks off vulnerable roads’ on New KiwiRail Group CEO’s agenda

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

The KiwiRail Board has announced changes to its Board and senior management team, with former Chairman Greg Miller to take up the role of Group Chief Executive Officer as the company prepares for a major phase of growth.

 

Acting Chairman Brian Corban says the appointment sends a strong signal of the positive change occurring at KiwiRail...

 

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New emissions target in Proposed Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

The purpose of the amendment bill is to provide a framework by which New Zealand can develop and implement clear and stable climate change policies that contribute to the global effort under the Paris Agreement to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels...

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ROAD TORQUE INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Volvo announces FH Globetrotter XXL cab

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

It’s been announced that an all-new FH Globetrotter XXL cab will be launched by Volvo for the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show.

 

The commercial vehicle manufacturer has responded to market demand with the supersized version of its FH cab.

 

It has re-engineered the XL Globetrotter cab by moving the rear wall back 250mm to create a truck that delivers on space and comfort....

 

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6 weeks of traffic disruption possible at Seatoun tunnel

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

Work started this Monday 6 May installing traffic signals outside both entrances to the Seatoun Tunnel in preparation for the upcoming earthquake strengthening.

 

The installation work is scheduled to take five to six weeks, finishing mid-June...

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Speak up and Save Lives

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019

United Nations Road Safety Week campaign calls on companies to #SpeakUp for road safety to help save lives.

 

Companies across New Zealand will be calling for safe roads, vehicles and drivers as part of Road Safety Week 2019 (6-12 May), to help reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on roads...

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