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Water policy will hurt us all

Posted on Thursday 14th November 2019

“A strong New Zealand economy relies on a healthy primary sector. If the farmers and growers who produce our food and related primary products are doing well, that positively impacts the whole economy. That includes those in the road freight business of moving those goods around New Zealand and to ports and airports for export, as well as all the goods down the track made from all those primary products,” says Nick Leggett, CEO, Road Transport Forum

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Keith Andrews named full Freightliner dealer for North Island

Posted on Thursday 14th November 2019

Keith Andrews is now an authorised North Island Freightliner dealership, in a move that strengthens its position as the country's leading Daimler commercial vehicle specialist.

 

Sales, parts and service for the full Freightliner range are now available at Keith Andrews dealerships in Auckland, Hamilton and Whangarei, with sales also at its Tauranga branch...

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Final Euro 5 ACCO leaves IVECO production line

Posted on Thursday 14th November 2019

(Don’t worry, the new Euro 6 ACCO will be coming soon).

 

Wednesday 30 October marked an important day for IVECO and the much-loved ACCO range, as the last current generation, Euro 5 model unit left the assembly line at the company’s manufacturing facility in Melbourne...

 

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Truckometer slip-sliding

Posted on Thursday 14th November 2019

According to the Truckometer report, in September, the Light Traffic Index fell 0.3% month on month while the Heavy Traffic rose 2.4% month on month, in only a partial bounce-back from last month’s fall. It goes on to say, that the annual growth in the Light Traffic Index held steady in the month but remains in a trend decline, suggesting economic growth is going to continue to wane for a while yet...

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Next level logistics and telematics for Foodstuffs

Posted on Thursday 14th November 2019

Foodstuffs North Island Takes Business to the Next Level with Transport Execution and Mobility Solutions from Microlise.

 

Foodstuffs North Island is deploying the complete Microlise journey management and mobility solution across its transport operation, to increase efficiency and customer satisfaction, while reducing paperwork and streamlining collection and deliveries.

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Is this the end of potholes?

Posted on Thursday 14th November 2019

With potholes and the state of our roads being a highly emotive topic right now, NZ Truck and Driver thought we’d see if there was a better solution to our tarmac woes and came across this….

 

Potholes may soon reach the end of the road, as an Oxfordshire village hosts the first UK trial of a graphene-based wonder material designed to prevent cracks forming. The UK trial of this ‘wonder material’ Graphene could prevent cracks and double the lifespan of roads. Graphene is a super-strong material made of specially-structured carbon...

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NZTA confident in EROAD systems

Posted on Thursday 14th November 2019

EROAD has flown through its recent audit by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), confirming the company remains compliant across Training, System Processes, System Security, Stock Security and Audit Register...

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