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Some of the recent additions to the J Swap Contractors fleet have been attention grabbers decked out with mural size colour photograph wraps running the full length along truck and trailer bodies.

Many of the J Swap trucks with these modern visuals depict the various activities which the company is involved in and also some of the history of the Matamata-based firm which is closing in on its 90th anniversary.

The new DAF featuring on this month’s Double Coin Tyres Transport Imaging Awards poster has a different message to share. J Swap decided to create a mobile billboard to boost the profile of the Rural Support trusts.

The Rural Support charitable trusts offer conf... ... 

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The colour is familiar but the most recent addition to the Summerland Express Freight fleet is something different for the Cromwell-based freight company.

The new Kenworth K200 2.3 Aerodyne sleeper that is working throughout New Zealand is the only Kenworth among the 100-plus fleet operating in the Summerland signature green colour scheme.

“I’ve been a Freightliner guy most of my life, mainly because I like the Detroit engine,” says director Ross “Smilie” Millard.

It took some family persuasion for Smilie to set that loyalty aside and put the new K200 on the fleet in February for son-in-law Ricky Rodgers to drive.

“The family really wanted a Kenworth,” says Smi... ... 

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If you want to show off a truck colour scheme,add a big sleeper cab, but for the biggest impact possible, how about a tri-axle semi race car transporter?

That’s the route taken by the Central Drift Team, whose driver Taylor James is a top contender in the D1NZ Pro class in a Nissan S14 Silvia.

Expanding the car’s livery onto the canvas of the classic Kenworth T900 and its trailer has produced a real crowd-pleaser, and this month’s finalist in the Double Coin Tyres Transport Imaging Awards.

The design is based on fluoro orange and features the race car, plus sponsor logos. Taylor worked with New Plymouth’s Fp design to achieve the final result and is rapt how it has t... ... 

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Carterton owner/driver Mark “Pom Pom” Thomas has a surprising story to relate about the immaculate new Kenworth K200 logger he put on the road in January.

“Everything behind the cab is actually 10 years old,” says Pom Pom.

“It’s all used gear.”

The standout finish of the metallic blue and silver K200 2.3 Flat Roof Sleeper 8x4 is the result of Pom Pom putting his engineering and electrical talents to work and pulling out all stops during an intense nine-week DIY build.

Pom Pom, operating as SEM Haulage Limited, had previously owned a CAT-powered 2007 Kenworth K104B he’d bought from Alan Forbes.

“Alan Forbes is a very honest man, and I bought a great truck ... ... 

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