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2022 NRC AGM
Posted on 30-Jun-2022

It’s been an eventful year for National Road Carriers (NRC) with significant changes to the structure of the organisation well navigated by experienced industry leader James Smith, NRC’s Chief Operating Officer, while we searched for our new CEO. Friday night’s AGM provided a great opportunity for our new CEO, Justin Tighe-Umbers, to meet with members ahead of his official 15 August start date.

Feedback from members in the recent survey was clear, they expect us to have a single-minded focus on the issues that keep them up at night....

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ADVERTORIAL: Safety Secrets: driver coaching 101
Posted on 30-Jun-2022

Our roads are full of unknowns. Slippery surfaces, traffic, other drivers – the only things we can truly control are ourselves. That’s why Kiwi transport companies must ensure each of their drivers are capably trained. Since drivers directly impact road safety, supporting and coaching them is a big step toward safer roads for everyone. With so much at stake, it’s time to prioritise driver coaching with these steps. 

  1. Be proactive. Don’t wait for something bad to happen, and instead, coach your drivers in road safety from da...

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Daimler Truck tests fuel-cell truck with liquid hydrogen
Posted on 30-Jun-2022

Daimler Truck reaches its next milestone on the road to sustainable transportation also with hydrogen-based drives. Since last year, a Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck fuel-cell prototype has been undergoing intensive testing – both on the in-house test track and on public roads. Daimler Truck is now putting another prototype into operation to test the use of liquid hydrogen. 

A newly installed prototype filling station at the development and testing centre in Wörth enables the refuelling with liquid hydrogen. Recently, Daimler Truck ...

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First ever Waikato & Bay of Plenty Freight Action Plan
Posted on 30-Jun-2022

The freight and logistics sector is already one of the key drivers of economic development in our region and we anticipate strong future growth as freight volumes increase and key industry investments come onstream in the coming months and years.

Several key trends were identified by stakeholders. These trends highlight the key external factors that are likely to have a profound impact on the freight and logistics sector in future.

As the population increases, congestion is likely to grow and freight flows are likely to be alt...

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Introducing New Zealand's First Fully Electric Volvo FL
Posted on 30-Jun-2022

The Volvo Trucks journey to carbon zero transport started in New Zealand with the arrival of the FL electric truck in April. Since the 16T fully electric truck landed on our shores it has been put through its paces in a pre-commercial trial on New Zealand’s roads to validate performance data from Volvo headquarters in Sweden.

The FL is a medium duty 16T truck that’s ideal for metropolitan deliveries according to MTD’s General Manager Clive Jones, but heavier duty models are on the horizon. Volvo has signalled its intention to offer ...

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New-Generation-DAF-XD to be revealed in September
Posted on 30-Jun-2022

DAF announces a full new truck series for distribution and vocational applications.

The future of distribution and vocational transportation is started with the launch of the New Generation DAF XD. This completely new truck series sets the new standard in quality, safety, efficiency and driver comfort and is fully prepared for ‘zero emission’ drivelines. The New Generation DAF XD will be revealed at the IAA in Hanover, Germany, in September

The New Generation DAF XD is based on the platform of the ‘International Truck of the Y...

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