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March issue of NZ Truck & Driver out next week
Posted on 23-Feb-2024

The March 2024 issue of New Zealand Truck & Driver is a special one as the magazine looks back at 25 Years covering the Kiwi road transport industry since the debut issue in March 1999.

Looking back over the past 25 years provides a chance to highlight many of the things that have changed enormously in a quarter-of-a-century and a few of the things which remain the same.

The March edition Giti Tyres Big Test takes us to the farms around Lumsden to test a uniquely optioned 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 1843 at...

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Farewell to a transport leader, and a salute to clever industry players
Posted on 23-Feb-2024

Firstly, on a very sad note, my heart goes out to Kim Unahi, her family and the wider team at McLellan Freight following the tragic loss of Alex.

I had the privilege of seeing firsthand some of Alex’s leadership qualities and his passing is a great loss to our industry.

Secondly, I would like to offer a bouquet to Kate Bucknell and the New Zealand Truck-Trailer Manufacturers Federation (TTMF) on the recent production of the book “In the Blood”.

What a great collection of stories about that sector ...

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Maersk makes $150 Million Coldstore investment in Hamilton
Posted on 23-Feb-2024

Maersk has celebrated the opening of its state-of-the-art, integrated cold chain facility at the Ruakura Superhub, solidifying Hamilton as a key touch point within the Golden Triangle for freighting and logistics in New Zealand. With approximately NZD 140-150 million invested in the Ruakura facility, it makes it Maersk’s biggest infrastructure investment in the country.

The new facility effectively moves the ocean inland by offering customers end-to-end supply chain management including import, export, and cross-dockin...

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Rescheduled Closure: SH1 Northbound Off-ramp At Papakura
Posted on 23-Feb-2024

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising motorists that the planned 4 week closure of State Highway 1 (SH1) Papakura northbound off-ramp will take place from 9pm next Wednesday 28 February. 

NZTA has worked with Auckland Transport to ensure that likely impacts on the local network are well managed.

Three signposted detour routes will be available via Drury, Takanini and SH1 (please see map attached).

Motorists can expect some morning and afternoon peak hour delays while drivers adapt to the o...

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Refrigafreighters To Open First Waikato Depot At Ruakura Superhub
Posted on 22-Feb-2024

Refrigafreighters Ltd (RFF), a leading New Zealand operator in temperature-controlled transport, storage, and distribution, is putting down roots in the Waikato region, with its first depot to open at Ruakura Superhub in late 2024.

TGH Chair, Hinerangi Raumati-Tu’ua, has welcomed RFF and acknowledged the significance of the Superhub’s first tenant announcement for 2024.

“It’s great to kickstart the new year with this announcement which is an indication of continuing momentum after two years of particularly strong...

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TMS Conference and Exhibition boasts impressive Careers Expo numbers
Posted on 22-Feb-2024

Organisers say that interest is high for the Career Expo being held at the The TMS Teletrac Navman Technology | Maintenance | Safety Conference & Exhibition on Wednesday 13 March.

With over 100 students already registered to attend the Career Expo from 930am to 11am on Wednesday 13 March organisers confirm they are in for a real treat as they will also be first in line at the unveiling of Truck of the Year award winner.  

Spaces are still available for the Careers Expo with attendance not limited to students...

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