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International port logistics company ISO Ltd has made a huge move into New Zealand’s log transport industry, with the purchase of Pacific Haulage and Williams & Wilshier’s Gisborne operation.

The buyout has seen ISO acquire the entire Gisborne operations of the two companies, including a combined fleet of 90-plus logtrucks and trailers. 

ISO chief executive officer Paul Cameron won’t divulge the purchase price, but says the company paid “a fair market price for a quality business.”

Cameron pays tribute to W&W owner Warwick Wilshier and his former Pacific co-owners Calvin Paddon and the late Mike Treloar for building what ISO terms “well-respected businesses with...

NZ Truck & Driver News - February 2021

CablePrice’s expansion of its South Island sales, parts and service network for Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and FUSO trucks continues with the establishment of a Dunedin branch.

CablePrice deputy MD Aidan Mahony says the company is “delighted to bring sales and support back to Dunedin” for the Daimler makes. 

“The team at CablePrice are fully committed to supporting customers with the best possible service through our own, ever-increasing, branch network and this is just one part of that commitment.

“The Dunedin branch, operating on the former Prestige Commercial site, will service the wider Otago region and offer truck and Mercedes-Benz van customers full works...

NZ Truck & Driver News - February 2021

Daimler Trucks is being prepared for a stockmarket listing, German business media have reported, quoting Daimler AG sources.

Such a spinoff has been rumoured before, particularly since the Daimler group began creating independent subsidiaries under its umbrella – market analysts quick to point out that this makes it easier to split them and list them separately.

The newspaper Handelsblatt said that Daimler AG is planning an initial public offering of Daimler Trucks late this year. The trucks division, of course, includes the Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, FUSO and Western Star truck makes.

It said that Daimler wanted to unlock the value of the truck unit – and other Ge...

NZ Truck & Driver News - February 2021

Australia’s first zero emissions Volvo FL Electric will soon go to work for Linfox, on a trial basis.

The 4x2 is equipped with 600-volt, 200 kWh battery packs, powering a 200kW/425Nm motor, driven through a two-speed I-Shift AMT.

It will be fitted with an eight-pallet body and a tail-lift and will do metro beverage deliveries for Linfox’s BevChain. 

“It is very clear that both our customers – and our customers’ customers – are demanding a cleaner and quieter urban transport environment,” says Volvo Trucks Australia VP Tony O’Connell. The FL Electric marks “the first step on that journey” for VTA.

Linfox executive chairman Peter Fox says the introduction of...

NZ Truck & Driver News - February 2021

Navistar has launched a new generation of its International HX Series severe-duty model in North America.

Navistar says that the new HX Series is “our most comfortable, durable, technologically integrated and driver-focused severe service truck ever.”

The new HX comes standard with an International A26 engine, rated up to 500 horsepower – or the option of a Cummins X15, with up to 605hp and 2050 lb ft of peak torque.

There’s the choice of an Eaton Roadranger manual gearbox, an UltraShift AMT or an Allison 4000 Series auto. International axles are mated with the new Hendrickson HAULMAAX HMX-EX suspension.

Navistar says the redesigned HX cab says will “perform in...

NZ Truck & Driver News - February 2021

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