“The Road Ahead” Conference
Posted on 12-Aug-2022

September will finally give our industry a chance to come together again after three long years and many cancelled events. 

The Road Ahead, our conference will be held on 28th and 29th September in Invercargill. For those of you who love to attend the Hall of Fame, the conference runs into that event which will be held on Friday 30th September. 

Be in quick to book, early bird bookings end at 11.59pm on this coming Monday 15thAugust.  


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Construction of SH2 slow vehicle bay begins next week
Posted on 11-Aug-2022

Work will get underway next week on the construction of a new slow vehicle bay on State Highway 2, as part of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's work to provide more passing opportunities between Napier and Wairoa.

The site is located 2km south of Raupanga, on the southbound ascent after the Mohaka Bridge, after traffic passes under the Mohaka rail viaduct. Work will commence from 15 August, with trees being felled before contractors begin excavating approximately 39,000m3 of steep hillside.

Between 7:00am and 7:00pm, temporary...

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Cummins completes acquisition of Meritor
Posted on 11-Aug-2022

Global power and technology leader, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Meritor, Inc., a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, aftermarket and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets.

The integration of Meritor’s people, products and capabilities in axle and brake technology will position Cummins as a leading provider of integrated powertrain solutions across internal combustion and electric power applications. As demand for decarbo...

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Driving Change Diversity Programme Welcomes 2022 Nominated Diversity Champions
Posted on 11-Aug-2022

Ia Ara Transporting New Zealand announces the inaugural group of diversity champions who will take part in Te ara ki tua Road to Success Driving Change Diversity Programme. The 11 nominees from within the industry come from diverse backgrounds and work in different roles, from truck drivers to managers and business owners.

The nominees are: Brianna Wilson (Class 5 driver, Philip Wareing), Sheana Martin (Vehicle Recovery Operator, Parks Garage), Mickayla Kerr (CEO, Heagney Bros), Jodi McNamara (Driver Trainer, H.W. Richardson Group),...

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IVECO joins the poles with Plant the Future project
Posted on 11-Aug-2022

The “Plant the Future” project, launched by IVECO on July 2021 in collaboration with reforestation organizations, confirms its commitment to be an active contributor for a sustainable future.

As a pioneer in alternative propulsion, IVECO offers a wide range of low CO2 emissions vehicles, including the groundbreaking IVECO S-WAY truck that provides a ready to go solution to decarbonization when powered with Biomethane. The company’s engagement to sustainability doesn’t stop there, as IVECO invests in a range of projects to reduce emi...

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Kiwi’s runners up in VISTA 2022
Posted on 11-Aug-2022

The Kiwi teams from Whangarei and Wellington just fell short in their quest to make the finals of the 2022 VISTA competition. Sydney Team the ‘Volgaroos’ took first place and secured the only available spot.

“As always, the New Zealand teams were awesome, professional and competitive, and I might add very appreciative for everything across the whole event. It was an absolute pleasure for us to have the Kiwi’s over” commented Nick Bowles, Vista and Gemba Challenge Market Leader.

There was a shining light however as Willem Voslo...

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