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 April 2021     FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 116 6x4   Story Brian Cowan Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test: Tex's American Dream

Alex (Tex) McKillop laughs as he guides the TSI Logistics Freightliner Cascadia up Pine Hill and onto Dunedin’s northern motorway.

“I’ve been a fan of Freightliner for years, so I was really looking forward to this model. But it has exceeded all my expectations – it’s the complete package.”

Given a 19-year association with the brand and the fact that he turns trucks over quickly, it’s little surprise that Tex has been th...

Giti Tyres Big Test
 March 2021     Mercedes-Benz Actros 5 L FHS 2663 GigaSpace 6x4   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test - Predictably Clever

Let’s face it: Whether it’s life, the stockmarket….hell, even the weather, predicting the future is about as easy to do as nailing the Lotto numbers.

But these days more and more truckmakers are prepared to give it a go – trying their hand at an electronic, digital (and helpful) version of looking into a crystal ball.

And yes, even in New Zealand, truckies are getting the benefit of this future-seeing, seemingly mystical and magical thing.

Truckies like Allan Timms, who we...

Giti Tyres Big Test
 February 2021     UD TRUCKS QUON CG32-460 8x4   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test -Missin Nissan returns

When UD Trucks (aka Nissan) dropped an 8x4 option from its New Zealand model lineup, it gave lots of customers no choice but to go elsewhere.

That, even in a small market like ours (or maybe moreso, because every sale counts), can be a persuasive way of influencing head office.

And so it’s apparently been with the missing UD/Nissan twin-steer, as Kiwi UD brand manager John Gerbich freely concedes: When the decision was made to exit the 470-horsepower/350 kilowatts 8x4 from the...



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