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Trucks & Trailers Ltd to join forces with Scania NZ
Posted on 13-Aug-2020

Trucks & Trailers Ltd (T&T), a family-owned heavy and light commercial vehicle business, have entered into an agreement to sell their heavy commercial arm to Scania New Zealand, a move that with the business’s national expansion and Daimler’s recent dealer change could’ve been viewed as ‘on the cards’. After more than 33 years as one of New Zealand’s leading heavy commercial vehicle service, parts and sales operations with 9 sites across the country, Trucks & Trailers director Mark Wright sees this move as key to providing long term stabili.. ...

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The new Hino 300 Series has arrived
Posted on 13-Aug-2020

The brand new Hino 300 Series offers New Zealand customers class-leading levels of safety, comfort and efficiency while also delivering benchmark levels of on-road performance. It is New Zealand’s safest light-duty Japanese truck, featuring a comprehensive safety package with advanced driver-assist technology that takes an active focus in protecting the life of drivers, passengers and other road users. The new release features pre-collision avoidance and lane departure warning. Sensors are factory fitted by Hino Motors Japan utilising technology from Toyota. The superior le.. ...

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Why Machine Learning Is the Future of Fleet Management
Posted on 13-Aug-2020

The future of the New Zealand’s transport and logistics industries will be based on machine learning. As you use software with machine learning, like fleet tracking software, the software ‘learns’ your key habits, what data you view the most, how long it takes drivers to complete certain tasks and more. Transport operators that adopt these innovative technologies now will see increased productivity and slashed administrative costs, all while identifying opportunities for improvement and helping you stay ahead of the competition. VALUABLE INSIGHTS Businesses can use.. ...

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‘Game-changing’ PGF Roading Project Complete
Posted on 13-Aug-2020

Council has reached another important milestone in its $54.2m Provincial Growth Fund local roading package, completing its $10m improved network resilience project on time and within budget. Hailed as a game-changer to the region’s rural road network leading up to last winter, the project was focused on proactive maintenance and repairs in areas which were hardest hit by intense logging and weather events. “This was our first PGF project to get underway and it signalled our government’s intention to support regions like Tairāwhiti to grow and prosper,” says G.. ...

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Truckometer - Back in business (touch wood)
Posted on 13-Aug-2020

The latest ANZ Truckometer report is in and it says that business is back in business. The report says that the Light Traffic Index lifted 5.6% in July, while the Heavy Traffic rose 2.7%. Light traffic in the month of July was 9.5% higher than the same month the previous year, while heavy traffic is up 10.2% on year-ago levels. However, there is still significant ‘noise’ in the traffic data at present; volatility can be expected. However, the basic story is that New Zealand is back in business and enjoying a slight overshoot after the lockdown plunge. The two ANZ Truckom.. ...

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