Isuzu trucks recognise CAL with grandmaster awards
Posted on 21-Mar-2024

Hot on the heels of reclaiming the top spot in the 2023 new truck sales charts, Isuzu Trucks New Zealand has announced the winners of the annual Grandmaster dealership awards. 

The Grandmaster accolade is presented to the best performing dealerships in the nationwide network and winners are selected based on vehicle and parts sales, service, facility standards, commitment to technical training through to administration considerations. 

CAL Isuzu Auckland (Group Sales Manager/ Branch Manager – Jared Keen...

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TRP marks 30 years as an industry leader in aftermarket parts
Posted on 21-Mar-2024

TRP, PACCAR Parts’ private label of aftermarket parts for all makes and models of trucks, trailers and buses, celebrates 30 years of success in 2024. TRP offers a vast selection of more than 157,000 parts through a global network of 18 parts distribution centres and over 2,300 DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt dealerships and TRP stores. 

TRP marks 30 years as an industry leader in aftermarket partsTRP, PACCAR Parts’ private label of aftermarket parts for all makes and models of trucks, trailers and buses marks 30 years...

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Minister Confirms Reduced RUC Rate For PHEVs
Posted on 21-Mar-2024

For those with (or considering) PHEV vehicles, Cabinet has agreed to a reduced road user charge (RUC) rate for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), Transport Minister Simeon Brown says.

Owners of PHEVs will be eligible for a reduced rate of $38 per 1,000km once all light electric vehicles (EVs) move into the RUC system from 1 April.

“Having a reduced RUC rate for PHEVs recognises that these vehicles use both petrol and have a battery to power the vehicle. This change seeks to balance the need for these vehic...

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West takes Mobil Delvac 1 trophy at Teretonga park
Posted on 21-Mar-2024

A new name will be engraved on the Mobil Delvac 1 Trophy after the latest round of the NAPA Auto Parts NZ Super Truck Championship at Teretonga Park in Invercargill this weekend. Dave West of Pukekohe won the trophy which is up for grabs each year the championship visits the circuit. 

The championship was brought south by King House Removals and featured three good races with a different winner in each. Alex Little of Lower Hutt was aiming for his sixth straight trophy win but had a tough weekend finishing second ...

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Resealing work planned for SH57, Tokomaru next week
Posted on 21-Mar-2024

A small section of State Highway 57 in Horowhenua is closing for one day for road maintenance works to be carried out, and a signposted detour will be in place.

Next Monday (25 March), crews will be carrying out road maintenance resealing work on SH57 in Tokomaru. This work is scheduled to take place between 7am and 3pm. The work is expected to take one day to complete.

Between 7am and 3pm, the section of SH57 between Tane Road and Rewarewa Street will be fully closed in both directions to all traffic. The signpo...

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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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