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Truckstops gains international recognition
Posted on 11-Aug-2022

Truckstops has been awarded the prestigious ‘2021 Parts Department of the Year Excellence Award’ by Hino Motors Japan (HML), placing Hino’s authorised New Zealand aftersales support partner in the top tier of distributors worldwide.

The award criteria evaluates a wide range of categories from unit sales and supply rates, to market share and process improvements.

“It is great that the team has been recognised for their hard work and focus on our Hino customers.” commented Phillip Wilson, Business Development Manager for Truckst...

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Two day closure of Luggate’s Red Bridge, SH8A, near Wanaka
Posted on 11-Aug-2022

Luggate’s Red Bridge, on SH8A near Wanaka, will be closed Monday and Tuesday, 15 and 16 August, for scaffolding to come down now that bridge repairs are completed, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

On closure days, people who use the bridge between 9am and 5pm will need to either take the detour route or travel outside these times, says Waka Kotahi Senior Network Manager Robert Choveaux.

“While the repair work has strengthened the damaged area, the rest of the pier on this 100-year-old-plus structure is not reinforced,” he...

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40-tonne GTW battery-powered eActros
Posted on 05-Aug-2022

Gross total weight of 40 tons - the battery-powered eActros now on the road in the northern Black Forest with a trailer

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has launched a new phase of practical tests for the eActros at Logistik Schmitt in the northern Black Forest: The battery electric eActros has now been approved as a truck-and-trailer combination with a total weight of 40 tons. The combination has been handed over to Logistik Schmitt for endurance testing. The vehicle is already available to order for customers in this configuration. Since the ...

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A new Scania branch for Waikato
Posted on 05-Aug-2022

Scania New Zealand is pleased to announce it is opening a new Scania dedicated workshop in Hautapu to support its customers in Hamilton, Cambridge and the wider Waikato area.

The new branch is located at 167 Victoria Road, Hautapu, Cambridge and is due to open in October this year.

Tidd Ross Todd Ltd has supported the Scania brand in the Waikato for many years but with an overwhelming increase in demand for Scania product within the region, now is the time to establish a dedicated Scania facility.

Tidd Ross Todd Ltd will...

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False Emissions Admission
Posted on 05-Aug-2022

The president of Japanese truck maker Hino has told a press conference in Tokyo that the Toyota owned company has ‘systematically falsified emissions data for almost two decades, indicating that the company’s fraud with emission and fuel figures, for which it has admitted, dates back as far as 2003, according to the results of its own investigation which it has released.

President Satoshi Ogiso, made quite a show of contrition for the gathered media, bowing deeply at the hastily called news conference and apologised to customers and...

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Lineage Logistics Acquires Cold Storage Nelson for Major Expansion Into New Zealand’s Cold Storage Logistics Chain
Posted on 05-Aug-2022

Cold Storage Nelson adds to Lineage’s services as New Zealand’s market leader in cold storage services, catering to producers of marine, agricultural, horticultural and manufactured food products, predominantly for export markets. The strategic purchase further strengthens Lineage’s presence in Asia-Pacific, offering customers an expanded New Zealand network and linking them to a global network providing a platform for further growth in the region

Lineage Logistics, the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled indu...

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