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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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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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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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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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