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Penlink Must Become a Serious Priority

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

Mayoral Candidate Craig Lord says if Auckland Council is serious about reducing its carbon footprint and holding itself accountable to its own Climate Emergency declaration then Penlink must be done sooner than later.

 

“The amount of traffic that goes up to Silverdale and down the State Highway has a massive impact on time...

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Mayors team up with national groups to drive licence change

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

A hui held this week saw the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ), local and central government, iwi, business, community and philanthropy groups explore how more people can gain the benefits of a driver licence.

 

As a nationwide network of New Zealand’s mayors, MTFJ is working together towards the vision of all young people aged under 25 being engaged in appropriate education, training, work or other positive activity in their communities....

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Zero-Emissions, are you on the Bus?

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

Auckland Transport will deploy two ‘extra-large’ electric buses into Auckland next year in a bid to develop the Low Emissions Bus Roadmap and have a full low emissions bus service by 2040.

 

Road transport is the biggest contributor of greenhouse gases accounting for 35 per cent of the emissions, and in a bid to reduce this impact, Auckland Transport (AT) has announced plans to introduce extra-large electric buses...

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Will drones open New opportunities in trucking?

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

Meanwhile, in Canada. Many traditional fleets already recognize the emerging opportunities around the ‘final mile’ and are looking beyond traditional Class 8 tractors to tap into the market.

 

When asked about the most significant change they expected to make to their fleets in the upcoming year, about one in five (17%) of carriers surveyed by TD Bank said they would adjust the makeup of their fleets to support last-mile deliveries....

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Dash-Cam Footage required

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

NRC are working closely with the Cycle Action Network (CAN) around the safety of cyclists and drivers together with a major current affairs programme to promote the Share the Road campaign.

 

NRC are looking for compelling/riveting dash-cam footage of close calls between trucks and cyclists that may be used on national TV to highlight the issues and what is being done to address them...

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"Transportation Matters"

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

Daimler Trucks & Buses launches first CEO podcast of the commercial vehicle industry

 

Sources within Daimler told NZ Truck and Driver "it's exciting to hear about global developments directly from our Daimler AG board member."

 

Daimler Trucks & Buses is launching “Transportation Matters”, the commercial vehicle industry’s first CEO podcast...

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Wellington Central city set for weekend of road closures, detours

Posted on Thursday 5th September 2019

Three big projects are set to cause route changes and disruptions for buses, pedestrians and motorists in central Wellington over the coming weekend.

 

The closures will be from 9pm Friday 6 September to 6pm Sunday 8 September.

 

A tower crane on the Stewart Dawson’s construction site at the corner of Lambton Quay and Willis Street is being dismantled...

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