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Truck drivers are being advised to refuel their vehicles outside of Auckland due to the recently introduced regional fuel tax. The 11.5 cent a litre tax started yesterday. The tax was implemented as a joint scheme between the Labour-led government and Auckland City Council to fund transportation projects in the region... Read More

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Last Sunday, a quiet afternoon resting with the family after a busy morning at the school fair, my phone lit up with TVNZ wanting comment on the closure of the immigratio...

According to the latest Truckometer, the Light Traffic Index (LTI) rose 0.1% m/m in March, while the Heavy Traffic Index (HTI) fell 1.8% m/m after a couple of strong mont...

Ritchie Bros, a renowned leader in the global auction industry, is excited to announce the upcoming New Zealand National Auction scheduled for May 23, 2024, at the Ritchi...

The sudden closure of the Work to Residence pathway for truck and bus drivers could risk slowing the economy, and increasing costs for businesses and families, Transporti...

Waste Management NZ Limited has converted its entire debt financing into a sustainability-linked loan, the second largest SLL transaction in Aotearoa New Zealand to date ...

Scania NZ is pleased to announce the appointment of new Service Director - Fernando Bustamante.

Fernando comes on board from his previous role with Scania Iberica (...

Recently announced immigration changes risk undermining New Zealand’s ability to deliver on its infrastructure work programme, and will inevitably increase the cost of de...

2024 marks 50 years since Bengt-Olof Hammar developed the first Hammar Sideloader and founded Hammar in Sweden. Since then, the company has grown into a global player at ...

Cabinet has agreed on the coalition Government’s direction of travel for a new Land Transport Rule to be signed by the end of 2024. This new rule will reverse the previou...

The April `24 issue of New Zealand Truck & Driver is out on the streets and motorways of Auckland for the Giti Tyres Big Test with one of the new Dempsey Wood Hino 700 Se...

Rising port costs are ringing alarm bells both for road freight operators and cargo owners. Livestock carriers are also facing rising costs waiting to unload stock at som...

A new, free phone app for truckers to easily log their driving hours will remove the need for old paper logbooks, still used by an estimated 90% of truck drivers in New Z...

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 aw...

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 se...

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 Ministe...

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 ...

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.

Nex...

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 d...

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 privileg...

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 Go...

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 9p...

Refrigafreighters Ltd (RFF), a leading New Zealand operator in temperature-controlled transport, storage, and distribution, is putting down roots in the Waikato region, w...

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 ...

Fifth birthdays are usually associated with tentative beginnings and nervous steps into a big new world…unless you’re the leading Heavy Truck brand in New Zealand.

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NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising motorists that overnight resurfacing works will take place near the new Kāeo bridge from Sunday 25 February between 7pm...

One of New Zealand’s largest heavy transport businesses is gearing up to teach Kiwi kids everything they need to know about how to stay safe around trucks, on and off the...

Roading crews will be at Manawatū Bridge (Whirokino) on State Highway 1 during next week, asphalting the bridge deck.

The daytime work will begin next Monday 26 Feb...

I was pleased to see the Coalition Government call time on the Auckland regional fuel tax this week.

With inflation persistently high and placing strain on business...

The divide between New Zealand’s road transport industry associations appears to have widened following a strongly worded communication to National Road Carriers (NRC) me...

In response to today’s communication from National Road Carriers (NRC), the Board of Transporting New Zealand has made the following statement.

“The Board of Transp...

Kiwi temperature-controlled logistics company Big Chill Distribution, together with Tainui Group Holdings, today marked the official opening of a new purpose-built cool s...

The Light Traffic Index (LTI) rose 0.6% month on month in January, while the Heavy Traffic Index (HTI) rose 2.7% in the month. The Heavy Traffic Index is holding up bette...

According to KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy, KiwiRail has now started discussions with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) to enter a termination agreement for the contract...

A key part of the TMS Teletrac Navman Technology | Maintenance | Safety Conference & Exhibition is celebrating industry success.

The Awards and Networking Event wil...

LDX, a newly formed company of TDX, proudly announces the appointment of Mark Weaver as the General Manager - Linde. In this newly created role, Mark will oversee LDX ope...

DAF Trucks Vlaanderen has been awarded ‘Factory of the Future’. This prestigious accolade acknowledges the impressive transformation of DAF’s Belgian cab and axle factory...

Drivers on the West Coast including South Westland and the Buller Gorge will strike delays for rock scaling (rock removal) at different locations on SH6 from next week (1...

Wellington is full of clever people who want to change the world and earn a seat at the Table of Powerbrokers, where decisions are made and, more importantly, department ...

A major new hub for Sime Darby Motors and Industrial operations is under construction at Waterloo Business Park in Christchurch. Development of three separate projects – ...

The Maritime Union is calling on the Government to review its decision to dump planned new Cook Strait ferries after the prosecution of a ferry operator. 

Indu...

Penske New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Wilson as general manager of the overall Penske New Zealand business, effective immediately.

Havi...

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the government to direct the New Zealand Transport Agency to reassess expensive projects that are overly disruptive following the comme...

EROAD Day logbook simplifies fatigue management by enabling drivers to capture work and rest hours via a smartphone or tablet. Now, EROAD Day Logbook Hours are also avail...

New Zealand Truck & Driver magazine begins 2024 in the world of heavy haulage, powering up with the crew from PTS Logistics to test a new Mack Titan. The 685hp Titan has ...

Volvo Trucks has launched a completely new Volvo VNL in North America to set new industry standards in heavy-duty trucking. Optimised aerodynamics and new technologies ha...

Hino Motors entered their HINO 600 series truck as HINO TEAM SUGAWARA in Dakar Rally 2024 which ran from January 5 through 19, 2024 in Saudi Arabia. The team finished at ...

“PACCAR reported record annual revenues and net income in 2023,” said Preston Feight, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s excellent results reflect record deliveries of pr...

A $100 million-plus industrial complex under construction in a historic trading area of Auckland will create a new standard for the sustainable distribution of goods in N...

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed news the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) will begin consultation this month on raising speed limits for the Kāpiti Expressway to 1...

A massive 756 trucks attended the Southpac Trucks Kenworth 100 Years celebration at Mystery Creek Events Centre over Waitangi weekend, a turn out that exceeded all expect...

This summer, New Zealand’s roads are facing unprecedented challenges, with Waka Kotahi NZTA juggling the busiest programme of road works in years and state highways marre...

KIWI Truck Tyres represents excellence in New Zealand's diverse transport industry. 

Here's what sets us apart:

This year’s Road Safety Week (20-26 May) is all about being a road safety hero, recognising those who help make our roads safer and supporting people after a crash. Road ...

New Zealand is on the verge of a major change this year as its 3G networks will be decommissioned. In the blink of an eye, August will arrive, and by the 31st of that mon...

Courier and freight company Aramex New Zealand is proud to announce its support of child cancer charity Camp Quality New Zealand.

Under the partnership, Aramex New ...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) will be closing SH73 between Arthur’s Pass and Otira over two week-long night periods from 19 May.

Drivers will be able to ge...

The Coalition Government has passed legislation to end the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax scheme on 30 June 2024, Transport Minister Simeon Brown says.

“Our 100-day pla...

Following the successful launch of a nationwide battery recycling service in August last year, Phoenix Metalman Recycling (Phoenix) is pleased to announce the expansion o...

Resurfacing work on State Highway 1 at Rangiriri is on track for completion by Easter but road users should still allow extra time to get through the site this weekend.Read More

With futuristic vehicle design, optimised aerodynamics, numerous comfort features, efficient engines, high levels of driving dynamics, and the latest assistance systems, ...

Heavier and longer trucks are not ruining our roads – despite claims to the contrary. The truth may surprise some people – heavier and longer trucks are cleaner and green...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi’s (NZTA’s) briefing to the incoming Minister highlights the scale of the challenges facing the transport system, says road freight peak bo...

State Highway 1 across the Brynderwyns will be open for Easter weekend, with work currently underway to ensure the resilience of this critical route being paused for East...

Five weeks of rock stabilisation work near Queenstown’s Bungy Bridge gets underway early in April, says NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA).

The highway will be ...

People travelling between Waikato and the lower North Island on State Highway 1 over the next few months are encouraged to plan ahead and check the NZ Transport Agency Wa...

State Highway 1 travellers will see some major changes as work continues to bring the Ngāruawāhia section of the Waikato Expressway up to 110km/h standard.

As media...

The new government’s push for change continues at pace and there has been a lot of discussion about the Fast Track Approvals Bill. The bill is intended to ultimately deli...

It’s been a good wine harvest in more ways than one this season in Marlborough.

Spillages from the picked grapes on the way from vineyards to wineries can see the r...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is welcoming the start of a significant transport project on Halswell Road, Christchurch, part of SH75.

The construction cont...

The JV for the next generation of electric vans was founded on March 22 by Renault Group and Volvo Group, each holding a 45% stake, with both companies planning to invest...

A memo accidentally released by Wellington City Council shows at least $5.2 million of pipes needing urgent repair have just been covered up by $55 million of brand new b...

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for New Zealand Post Limited (NZ Post) to acquire PBT Group Limited’s (PBT) courier customer contracts.

In reaching it...

New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Publishes First Assessment Of The Value Of New Zealand's Infrastructure and it’s not great news.

With our roads, water pipes a...

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand has emphasised the benefit of a competitive and resilient Cook Strait connection to businesses and consume...

By coincidence both last week and this one have ended with figures coming out that show the value our members bring to the economy. And there was even a leap-year softwar...

The Maritime Union of New Zealand says pressure is mounting on the Government to provide leadership on the Cook Strait ferries.

One year ago, then National Party op...

With its wide range of information and industry-leading ease of use, the new PACCAR Connect sets the benchmark for online fleet management platforms. PACCAR Connect is ea...

Following on from the initial launch in May, RIZON, the newest brand of Daimler Truck AG has achieved full homologation in the United States, clearing the way for the sal...

Daimler Truck has opened a ‘truck-dedicated’ parts warehouse in the logistics hub of Truganina in Melbourne’s west.

Situated on a prime 30,000-square-metre site, th...

Dalton’s Bridge, at the western end of Kaiuma Bay Road just off State Highway 6, is closed to all vehicles over 3.5 tonne.

The Pelorus river has scoured out the ban...

State Highway 29 at Hinuera (near Matamata) will be closed during the day for almost three weeks for road rehabilitation work.

From Wednesday 7 February until Monda...

Night closures of the Desert Road will keep the highest stretch of road on the state highway network reaching for the stars.

Night works kick off on Sunday 11 Febru...

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) in Australia has launched a road safety campaign. ‘Don’t #uck With A Truck’– with ‘Don’t Truck It Up’ targeted at learner driv...

STL Linehaul 2023 Ltd, a long-standing trucking firm based in Christchurch, has gone into liquidation, leaving creditors owed over $1.7 million.

The decision to pla...

The Northland Regional Transport Committee (RTC) urges Northlanders to have their say on the review of the Draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2021/2027 - Three Year Revie...

The EMA welcomed a new report outlining the economic benefits of a four-lane expressway into Northland, saying it is further evidence that the government needs to get on ...

Reducing the transport sector’s impact on the environment while improving access to service, especially in developing countries, topped the agenda of the UN General Assem...

I attended a meeting with Transport Minister Simeon Brown last week with a range of other transport groups, and for once there were a lot of happy faces in the room.

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On 2 February 2014, EROAD announced its expansion into the Australian fleet management market. While Coretex (then Smart Track) had already been operating for around a de...

EROAD are thrilled to share that they have been selected as a finalist in the PwC Company of the Year Category of the 2024 NZ Hi-Tech Awards!

A record number of com...

EROAD New Zealand says it has received New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) approval on two of its next generation telematics devices – EROAD CoreHub in-cab and EROAD Core...

Euro NCAP has officially announced a major milestone in the development towards a Truck Safe rating scheme. This is in direct response to data showing that while trucks r...

The coalition Government has confirmed that the exemption from road user charges (RUC) for owners of light electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids will end from 1 Apr...

It’s time for action: The government needs to put the Roads of National Significance (RONs) at the centre of the Fast-track Approvals Bill.

The bill, currently at s...

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand is urging the Government to put the Roads of National Significance (RONs) at the centre of the Fast-track ...

The new two-lane bridge on State Highway 43 east of Stratford has now been officially blessed by Iwi and is expected to be open to traffic by the end of next week, weathe...

AMI Insurance is back to raise awareness about driver fatigue with another AMI Driver Reviver event.

The team will have free barista coffees, hot food off the BBQ, ...

In February last year, Booth’s Logistics completed the merger of the LG Anderson Transport and Anderson & Flowers Warehousing operations in Wellington under the Booth’s L...

This week Minister of Transport Simeon Brown announced a number of new regional routes that have been prioritised as essential.
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Fruehauf is pleased to announce today the acquisition of the highly respected Christchurch transport engineering company Adams & Currie Limited.

Adams & Currie is o...

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, has published a monitoring report looking at progress against New Zealand’s first Infrastructure Strategy.

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RMA Reform Minister Chris Bishop and Transport Minister Simeon Brown have today announced the Coalition Government’s intention to extend port coastal permits for a furthe...

In our briefing to incoming Transport Minister Simeon Brown, we sought eight priority actions.

The first was to rewrite the Government Policy Statement on land tran...

Over $20 Billion To Get Transport Back On Track - Transport Minister Simeon Brown has released the draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport, outlining th...

The draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport released today by Transport Minister Simeon Brown is great news for the road freight sector and the economy,...

The Coalition Government will introduce legislation this year that will enable roadside drug testing as part of our commitment to improve road safety and restore law and ...

The Maritime Union says the new Draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport 2024–2034 fails to plan for a resilient and secure transport system, putting the...

Hamilton City Council has agreed on an improved process for transport projects, following direction from Mayor Paula Southgate, and Deputy Mayor and Chair of Transport, A...

Global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim, and Foton Mobility Distribution (FMD), an Australian owned distributor of new energy efficient veh...

NZI’s team of Fleet Fit managers know that when driving is your job, safety on the road is top of mind on a daily basis. That’s why, for the third year running, they hit ...

This week I joined operators and representatives from industry , government and global organisations at the opening of two Hydrogen refuelling stations in Auckland.

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Hyundai Motor Company and Iveco Group signed a supply agreement for an IVECO-badged all-electric light commercial vehicle for Europe, based on Hyundai’s Global eLCV platf...

Hyzon Motors Inc has delivered four FCEVs to leading food distributor and supplier Performance Food Group, in a joint ceremony. The event, held at PFG’s Vistar facility i...

Late last week, we got a heads up from MBIE that the Minister of Immigration, Erica Stanford, could be announcing some decisions about the transport sector on Sunday and ...

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand has welcomed the Coalition Government’s introduction of legislation to fast-track infrastructure projects,...

Two leading national industry bodies are supporting Northland’s roading infrastructure drive. Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand interim chief executive Dom Kalasih...

Isuzu Motors Limited and TIER IV, have agreed to form a capital and business alliance for the development of autonomous driving systems for route buses. In this tie-up, I...

Isuzu Motors Limited and Gatik AI, Inc. have agreed to further enhance the development of the North American autonomous driving business. Isuzu will invest US$30 million ...

Isuzu Motors Limited has released its new Mid-Term business plan, “ISUZU Transformation - Growth to 2030 (IX)”, with the aim of transforming itself into a commercial mobi...

IVECO has appointed Glen Dyer to lead its operations in Australia and New Zealand. 

Mr Dyer began at IVECO Australia in early 2021 as Head of Sales and Product...

The IVECO eDaily has added to its growing collection of industry accolades, winning the ‘Electric Van Breakthrough of the Year: Model’ at the 2024 Fleet News Awards, an a...

After teasing its arrival late last year ‘JAC Motors New Zealand’ has now officially welcomed the innovative truck brand into New Zealand with its dealership launch event...

Jeroen van den Oetelaar will be appointed as Chief Engineer DAF Vehicles and member of the DAF Board of Management. As of June 1, Van den Oetelaar will succeed Patrick De...

The June 2024 issue of New Zealand Truck & Driver is on sale this week with our cover story and Giti Tyres Big Test getting behind the wheel of another...

Kenworth 100 is happening tomorrow, Mystery Creek Hamilton and the trucks are already rolling in for the big show.

Drivers are coming from all over New Zealand for ...

Kenworth has introduced the new PACCAR TX-12 PRO automated transmission for Class 6-7 and light Class 8 vocational applications at the NTEA Work Truck Week 2024. The PACC...

Kenworth has announced it will begin production of Kenworth T680 and T880 models specified with the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine in the third quarter of 2024.

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KiwiRail has signed two new contracts for low-emissions locomotives with Swiss rail manufacturer Stadler. The first contract involves the delivery of nine mainline locomo...

KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy said the Government Policy Statement on land transport released this week provides clarity on the Government’s draft investment prior...

In its briefing to the incoming Transport Minister, when it came to the issue of funding, the first point Waka Kotahi made was: “Alongside inflationary pressure, our fund...

State Highway 1 (SH1) through Wellington City is heavily congested at peak times and while planning continues on the duplicate Mt Victoria Tunnel and Basin Reserve projec...

Lower North Island - There will be a closure on State Highway 53 from Tuesday next week as repairs begin on the Tauwharenikau Bridge. Local road detours will be available...

In an effort to help customers investigating e-mobility for Class 6-8 vehicles and the feasibility for their fleets, Mack Trucks has built a mobile off-grid charging syst...

Mainfreight have advised that Annie Steel and Hayley Buckley will join the Company as Non-Executive Directors from 1 March 2024.

“We have been searching for the app...

Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus will be the first European truck producer to launch a small series with a hydrogen combustion engine.  

The ini...

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison has resigned from his position as National Secretary of the Maritime Union of New Zealand for personal rea...

Confusion around the future of KiwiRail’s Cook Strait ferries has left New Zealand ‘steering blind’ with its main inter island transport link, says the Maritime Union.&nb...

The finishing touches are about to be applied as contractors complete repairs on a slow vehicle lane just south of Picton.

Work at the site has been ongoing since t...

The May 2024 edition of New Zealand Truck & Driver is on sale this week with the cover story and Giti Tyres Big Test featuring a new application for the 16-litre...

Mayor Wayne Brown has announced a new plan, backed by Port of Auckland and the unions, to make the most of Tāmaki Makaurau’s port and prime waterfront. 

“Port ...

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is planning for this summer the most extensive test run in the history of the company – with its new electric flagship eActros 600. The intention is ...

Former Transport Minister and CEO of the Auckland Business Chamber Hon Simon Bridges has been appointed as the new Board Chair of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) ...

Energy Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed an important milestone in New Zealand’s hydrogen future, with the opening of the country’s first network of hydrogen refuelling ...

Hawke’s Bay leaders are calling for more government funding to rebuild the region’s extensively damaged roads and bridges. As the powerhouse of its local economy, the reg...

National Road Carriers Association (NRC) CEO Justin Tighe-Umbers says today's Roads of Regional Significance announcement by Transport Minister Simeon Brown is a welcome ...

National Road Carriers Association (NRC) is pleased how quickly the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has released its proposed delivery approach for the draft Governme...

National Road Carriers Association, New Zealand’s progressive nationwide organisation representing supply chain companies, welcomes the appointment of Steven Joyce to cha...

The new Fairfield Freight Hub offers efficient transport options and gets more of Canterbury’s goods on rail.

The intermodal rail-road hub was officially opened thi...

Bridgestone has launched what it claims is its most innovative and sustainable light commercial tyre, and its name is Duravis Van.

The company says the Druavis Van ...

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new engine for its iconic FH16 truck. With up to 780 Hp and 3800 Nm, the new 17-litre engine can handle the toughest transport assignments w...

Traffic Management Company Traffic Safe New Zealand is changing the safety game by introducing new robotic cone machines that deploy and retrieve traffic cones onto and f...

As part of the SH1 Papakura to Drury project in South Auckland, a new (second) southbound on-ramp at Papakura Interchange has been built over the past 15 months and will ...

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific has introduced changes to its management structure that will reflect its singular focus on customers.

The local arm of Daimler Truck...

Trucks waiting for ferries may have an alternative to parking on Picton streets if a facility in Waitohi Domain is built. 

Money has been set aside in the Long...

Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK has announced the all-new UNI-TOUCH operating system for the Unimog implement carrier, which is available to order now ahead of first deliveries i...

The Maritime Union of New Zealand says it is backing the Maritime Union of Australia in their dispute with DP World 100%.

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Sec...

The theme of Road Safety Week 2024 (20-26 May) is Be a road safety hero, recognising everyone who helps to make our roads safer and support people after a crash, and expl...

A stretch of State Highway 2 at Otoko will be closing for 3 nights later this month, with nightly convoys available for motorists.

The road will close on Monday 19,...

People travelling on SH1 between Portland Road and the SH15 roundabout can expect a night time closure with a detour via Loop Road from Monday 8 April between 7pm and 5:3...

Trevor Milton, the discredited founder and former CEO of electric truck startup Nikola, has been sentenced to four years in prison for securities fraud. The sentence, by ...

Submissions presented at Gisborne District Council's three-year plan hearings saw residents clash with the council over pothole repairs and cycle paths. "It's a balancing...

The Government is encouraging New Zealanders to support, visit, and explore Northland, as the closure and detour of SH1 at the Bryderwyn Hills begins, and critical repair...

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed the official opening of the new State Highway 10 (SH10) Kāeo Bridge, which will improve safety and traffic flow for people he...

Making it safer for schoolchildren, cyclists, walkers and motorists is the focus of three road safety improvement projects by New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) and NZ ...

New Zealand Trucking Association Inc (NTA) is pleased to confirm they have been awarded an ACC Innovation Fund – Round 2 - grant of $100,000 towards the development of a ...

Ports of Auckland, Port of Tauranga and Marsden Maritime all report interim profit.

With a net profit first half result of $21m, Port of Auckland says it will be ab...

The NAPA Auto Parts New Zealand Super Truck Championship pays its annual visit to Teretonga Park in Invercargill this weekend of 16/17 March with a lot of interest as to ...

The new NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) App is a secure ‘one stop shop’ to provide the services drivers need, Transport Minister Simeon Brown and Digitising Government Ministe...

There has been excellent progress on the turnaround bays being constructed as part of improvements to SH1 between Cambridge and Piarere. With the finishing touches now be...

Insurer AMI is cautioning drivers to be safe on the roads, as new research reveals that 55% of drivers admit to being distracted while driving, and 21% said they’d driven...

Flexible median safety barriers will be installed along the middle of State Highway 2 from Spur Avenue over the Bayfair flyover as part of the NZ Transport Agency Waka Ko...

PACCAR Parts Europe has successfully implemented an on-site power supply system at BEST Trucks, DAF Electric Truck Center in Barendrecht, the Netherlands. This so called ...

New Zealand – Pacifica Shipping (Pacifica) has expanded its coastal service between Auckland and Christchurch with the launch of a new twice-weekly schedule. The increase...

The new Pāpāmoa East Interchange is progressing into its main construction phase. Work alongside SH2 Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road, just west of the Kaituna River bridg...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising drivers to plan ahead for closures of the SH1 Tram Road off-ramp between Christchurch and Kaiapoi.

The closures w...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising drivers to plan ahead for upcoming closures of a section of SH6 from the Cromwell side of the Kawarau River Bridge, for...

Drivers need to be ready for ten nights of night closures on State Highway 2 Remutaka Hill, beginning 19 May.

Mark Owen, Regional Manager Lower North Island / Top o...

Pacific Islands exporters challenged by increasing freight costs (air freight and shipping) for their merchandise exports to New Zealand, are invited to apply for the Pac...

PMG Funds has secured a 10-year lease with nationwide logistics firm PTS Logistics for 31 El Prado Drive, a premium industrial facility in Milson, Palmerston North.

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Mr Trevor Hawkins (Ngāti Kahungunu) was the founder of Martinborough Transport Ltd and is Owner Operator of Hawkins Contracting Ltd and through his businesses he has spon...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi is advising motorists in South Auckland that, subject to weather, the two northbound lanes on the SH1 Southern Motorway from opposite the ...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is reminding motorists about summer maintenance on the Auckland Harbour Bridge from now until early April.

‘The summer mainte...

Following last month’s night closures, the second scheduled closures on State Highway 29 Kaimai Range will take place over 5 nights from Sunday 17 March to Thursday 21 Ma...

Drivers using State Highway 60 between Motueka and Richmond need to be ready for night closures starting Sunday, 19 May to allow contractors to install road safety barrie...

With major repairs continuing on the Tauwharenīkau Bridge, Wairarapa drivers need to be ready for road closures and detours on State Highway 53 over the coming weeks.

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Work is scheduled to start on repairs to the landslide on the Wainuiomata Hill in mid-late May, dependant on weather, traffic management, and other factors.

This wo...

RightShip, the world’s leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused digital maritime platform, has today announced a partnership with Napier Port to impleme...

New Zealand needs to properly price the cost of its roads as soon as possible, and better charge the cost of those roads to users. That is the stark message from Infrastr...

Last week, representatives from the Northland Transportation Alliance, Auckland Transport, NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA), NZ Police, ACC, Tasman District Council...

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has signalled their proposed delivery approach for the Government’s 15 Roads of National Significance (RoNS), with the release of the State...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi’s announcement that State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn Hills will remain closed until the end of June is not a surprise following two sig...

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown’s announcement that, in essence, Auckland’s port land, assets, and operations will be retained under council ownership and the Port of Auckland...

Scania New Zealand is proud to announce achieving number one position in market share for Heavy Trucks* in 2023. 

This is the fourth year in a row Scania New Z...

Scania is expanding its strategic development of autonomous hub-to-hub transport solutions, with the launch of an Autonomous Commercial Pilot Programme. As part of TRATON...

Scania continues to expand its offer regarding battery-electric vehicle (BEV) trucks by introducing more electric machines, axle configurations and cab alternatives, plus...

Scania has recently announced the availability of its range of autonomous mining trucks,  with first sales set for the Australian market. Customers can now place ord...

Each year, all the manufacturers of heavy trucks in Europe are invited to the Green Truck comparison test. It is organised by two German trade magazines to identify the m...

Strong sales, all-time high earnings, and growing market shares due to the successful roll-out of Scania Super.  

Scania Group net sales grew by 20 percent to ...

People who travel south of Christchurch at night and overnight will need to build in some extra time with delays at the Selwyn River/ Waikirikiri Bridge from early May un...

The reopening of State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn hills will be delayed by a number of weeks due to an active slip.

State Highway 1 was due to fully reopen on 13...

Project teams have worked hard over the last three weeks to rebuild the Papakura northbound off-ramp, part of important strengthening work needed for the SH1 Papakura to ...

State Highway 1 traffic in north Waikato will be passing through Rangiriri at 110km/h by Easter.

The 4.8km section of the Waikato Expressway had extensive work in t...

A stretch of State Highway 1, at the southern entrance to Foxton, will be under stop/go traffic management between Sunday 3 March and Tuesday 5 March as crews make progre...

From Sunday 10 to Thursday 14 March, State Highway 29A between the Maungatapu roundabout and SH2/SH29A Te Maunga interchange will be fully closed in both directions to ap...

The highlight for me this week was attending the Wood Transport and Logistics Conference in Rotorua. This was timely, given policy advisor Billy Clemens and I met with th...

Ruakura Superhub takes another leap forward as Sime Darby Motors NZ, a leading supplier of cars, trucks, and transport solutions, announces its partnership with Ruakura. ...

Anyone trying to read the tea leaves on our economy at the moment maybe getting a headache. 
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South Port in Bluff is facing strike action after port workers rejected a pay offer from management.

The Maritime Union of New Zealand has given notice of 48 hours ...

Work on State Highway 1, Picton Elevation, gets back into gear next Monday (25 March).

Due to the amount and condition of the slip material that needs to be removed...

Upcoming roadworks on State Highway 1 (SH1) near Halletts Bay, between Taupō and Tūrangi, will mean that road users need to plan ahead to ensure they avoid road closure p...

Research commissioned by the Northern Infrastructure Forum shows that if the Cambridge to Piarere (C2P) and Warkworth to Wellsford (W2W) highway investments go ahead, the...

Teletrac Navman has launched a new podcast – ‘Mobilising The Future of Fleets’ – to provide an educational resource for fleets transitioning to different energy types and...

The first unit of 151 eDaily chassis cabs has been delivered to Tesco, with the remaining units to join its electric IVECO fleet later in the year.

IVECO is support...

Media interest this week was around International Women’s Day, which was Friday last week, and the government scrapping Road to Zero.

It may sound weird but there a...

Before I get to discussing the economic downturn, this week has seen some positive historic events for our organisation. On Wednesday, following a lot of work from our me...

With doors opening at 9.00am on Wednesday 13 March to the TMS Teletrac Navman Technology | Maintenance | Safety Conference & Exhibition event is set to kick off with a ba...

The much-anticipated TMS Teletrac Navman Technology | Maintenance | Safety Conference & Exhibition is set to kick off next Wednesday 13 March with the official opening of...

Three local debuts for new battery electric trucks and the first public appearance of the most anticipated Western Star model for many years were among highlights of the ...

Scholarship opportunities have been announced for the TMS Teletrac Navman Technology | Maintenance | Safety Conference & Exhibition by the NZ Trucking Association (NTA) a...

Recently at least two transport operators have hit the headlines for the all the wrong reasons. Failing to look after their people, both fell foul of the Employment Authority and had t...

The upcoming TMS Teletrac Navman Technology | Maintenance | Safety Conference & Exhibition is experiencing incredibly strong support not only from industry, sponsors, and...

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand has welcomed the Coalition Government’s draft Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS), praisin...

Transport sector cost pressures continued to ease as activity weakened in the March 2024 quarter according to National Road Carriers Association’s (NRC) cost index tool c...

Tim started as a truck driver 36 years ago. Later in my career I was self-employed for 15 years and then went into transport management. 6.5 of those years was spent work...

According to the latest Truckometer report, the Light Traffic Index (LTI) rose 1.9% month on month in February, while the Heavy Traffic Index (HTI) rose 2.4% in the month...

The Light Traffic Index (LTI) fell 1.3% m/m in April, while the Heavy Traffic Index (HTI) rose 0.3% m/m after falling the previous month. Unusually, the trend in heavy tr...

People using the Haast Pass South Westland route between Makarora in Otago and Haast township in South Westland will face lengthy delays next week on Tuesday, 19 March.&n...

This year marks the 20th anniversary of UD Trucks' flagship heavy-duty Quon, which went on sale in 2004.

Twenty years ago, Quon was introduced to the world to help ...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising motorists in south Auckland to plan ahead due to a 4 week closure of the State Highway 1 (SH1) Papakura northbound off-...

To progress finishing work on the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway, overnight closures of SH1 are required during May.

The closures will be in place for bot...

Teletrac Navman has revealed major updates to its alternative energy product portfolio that will enable fleets to strategically plan, implement, and track the transition ...

A full range of new Volvo truck models can now be powered by 100% biodiesel, offering another renewable fuel choice for customers looking to reduce CO2 emissions from tra...

The Volvo Group has announced that it will build a new heavy-duty truck manufacturing plant in Mexico to supplement the Group’s U.S. production. The plant will provide ad...

Volvo delivered more trucks than ever in 2023 with global deliveries amounting to 145,395 trucks, supported by strong market shares around the world. The company also con...

Cambridge/Moffat roads: Construction work to complete the new Cambridge Road Overbridge, between Bethlehem and Tauriko continues. Until early April 2024, there is a full ...

WasteCo Group Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of David Peterson as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective February 26, 2024. David brings a wealth of exp...

The annual grape harvest is beginning in Marlborough and that means drivers taking a little more care on the roads as grapes are picked and transported to the various win...

Weichai Power, a Chinese powertrain supplier, has unveiled a diesel engine that it reports has a record-breaking intrinsic thermal efficiency of 53.09%.

Weichai Pow...

Westpac NZ has launched a new Sustainable Equipment Finance Loan, supporting Kiwi businesses to reduce their climate impacts. 

The new loan provides a competit...

This week I met with Minister for Infrastructure, the Hon. Chris Bishop at the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. Two hot topics came up:

- How can we build infrastructu...

I find ANZAC Day one of the most sobering holidays on our national calendar. The thought that over half of the 20,000 Australian and New Zealand troops that landed at Gal...

I never thought I’d be referring to Taylor Swift in one of my blogs, but I read this week about the deepfake scandal and it resonated with me.

It resonated because ...

There were two big highlights in the last week, one for our industry and one for the country.

The industry one was presenting a bravery award to Hall’s driver Tony ...

Unlocking economic growth and land for housing are critical elements of the Government’s plan for our transport network, and planned upgrades to State Highway 29 (SH29) n...

Myself and our policy advisor Billy Clemens had a meeting with Transport Minister Simeon Brown yesterday that went very well.

He actually seemed even more upbeat th...

The Government’s announcement that the Road User Charges (RUC) exemption for light electric vehicles and plug in hybrids will end in April is good news for the state of t...

Last Sunday, a quiet afternoon resting with the family after a busy morning at the school fair, my phone lit up with TVNZ wanting comment on the closure of the immigratio...

According to the latest Truckometer, the Light Traffic Index (LTI) rose 0.1% m/m in March, while the Heavy Traffic Index (HTI) fell 1.8% m/m after a couple of strong mont...

Ritchie Bros, a renowned leader in the global auction industry, is excited to announce the upcoming New Zealand National Auction scheduled for May 23, 2024, at the Ritchi...

The sudden closure of the Work to Residence pathway for truck and bus drivers could risk slowing the economy, and increasing costs for businesses and families, Transporti...

Waste Management NZ Limited has converted its entire debt financing into a sustainability-linked loan, the second largest SLL transaction in Aotearoa New Zealand to date ...

Scania NZ is pleased to announce the appointment of new Service Director - Fernando Bustamante.

Fernando comes on board from his previous role with Scania Iberica (...

Recently announced immigration changes risk undermining New Zealand’s ability to deliver on its infrastructure work programme, and will inevitably increase the cost of de...

2024 marks 50 years since Bengt-Olof Hammar developed the first Hammar Sideloader and founded Hammar in Sweden. Since then, the company has grown into a global player at ...

Cabinet has agreed on the coalition Government’s direction of travel for a new Land Transport Rule to be signed by the end of 2024. This new rule will reverse the previou...

The April `24 issue of New Zealand Truck & Driver is out on the streets and motorways of Auckland for the Giti Tyres Big Test with one of the new Dempsey Wood Hino 700 Se...

Rising port costs are ringing alarm bells both for road freight operators and cargo owners. Livestock carriers are also facing rising costs waiting to unload stock at som...

A new, free phone app for truckers to easily log their driving hours will remove the need for old paper logbooks, still used by an estimated 90% of truck drivers in New Z...

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 aw...

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 se...

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 Ministe...

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 ...

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.

Nex...

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 d...

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 privileg...

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 Go...

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 9p...

Refrigafreighters Ltd (RFF), a leading New Zealand operator in temperature-controlled transport, storage, and distribution, is putting down roots in the Waikato region, w...

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 ...

Fifth birthdays are usually associated with tentative beginnings and nervous steps into a big new world…unless you’re the leading Heavy Truck brand in New Zealand.

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NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising motorists that overnight resurfacing works will take place near the new Kāeo bridge from Sunday 25 February between 7pm...

One of New Zealand’s largest heavy transport businesses is gearing up to teach Kiwi kids everything they need to know about how to stay safe around trucks, on and off the...

Roading crews will be at Manawatū Bridge (Whirokino) on State Highway 1 during next week, asphalting the bridge deck.

The daytime work will begin next Monday 26 Feb...

I was pleased to see the Coalition Government call time on the Auckland regional fuel tax this week.

With inflation persistently high and placing strain on business...

The divide between New Zealand’s road transport industry associations appears to have widened following a strongly worded communication to National Road Carriers (NRC) me...

In response to today’s communication from National Road Carriers (NRC), the Board of Transporting New Zealand has made the following statement.

“The Board of Transp...

Kiwi temperature-controlled logistics company Big Chill Distribution, together with Tainui Group Holdings, today marked the official opening of a new purpose-built cool s...

The Light Traffic Index (LTI) rose 0.6% month on month in January, while the Heavy Traffic Index (HTI) rose 2.7% in the month. The Heavy Traffic Index is holding up bette...

According to KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy, KiwiRail has now started discussions with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) to enter a termination agreement for the contract...

A key part of the TMS Teletrac Navman Technology | Maintenance | Safety Conference & Exhibition is celebrating industry success.

The Awards and Networking Event wil...

LDX, a newly formed company of TDX, proudly announces the appointment of Mark Weaver as the General Manager - Linde. In this newly created role, Mark will oversee LDX ope...

DAF Trucks Vlaanderen has been awarded ‘Factory of the Future’. This prestigious accolade acknowledges the impressive transformation of DAF’s Belgian cab and axle factory...

Drivers on the West Coast including South Westland and the Buller Gorge will strike delays for rock scaling (rock removal) at different locations on SH6 from next week (1...

Wellington is full of clever people who want to change the world and earn a seat at the Table of Powerbrokers, where decisions are made and, more importantly, department ...

A major new hub for Sime Darby Motors and Industrial operations is under construction at Waterloo Business Park in Christchurch. Development of three separate projects – ...

The Maritime Union is calling on the Government to review its decision to dump planned new Cook Strait ferries after the prosecution of a ferry operator. 

Indu...

Penske New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Wilson as general manager of the overall Penske New Zealand business, effective immediately.

Havi...

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the government to direct the New Zealand Transport Agency to reassess expensive projects that are overly disruptive following the comme...

EROAD Day logbook simplifies fatigue management by enabling drivers to capture work and rest hours via a smartphone or tablet. Now, EROAD Day Logbook Hours are also avail...

New Zealand Truck & Driver magazine begins 2024 in the world of heavy haulage, powering up with the crew from PTS Logistics to test a new Mack Titan. The 685hp Titan has ...

Volvo Trucks has launched a completely new Volvo VNL in North America to set new industry standards in heavy-duty trucking. Optimised aerodynamics and new technologies ha...

Hino Motors entered their HINO 600 series truck as HINO TEAM SUGAWARA in Dakar Rally 2024 which ran from January 5 through 19, 2024 in Saudi Arabia. The team finished at ...

“PACCAR reported record annual revenues and net income in 2023,” said Preston Feight, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s excellent results reflect record deliveries of pr...

A $100 million-plus industrial complex under construction in a historic trading area of Auckland will create a new standard for the sustainable distribution of goods in N...

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed news the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) will begin consultation this month on raising speed limits for the Kāpiti Expressway to 1...

A massive 756 trucks attended the Southpac Trucks Kenworth 100 Years celebration at Mystery Creek Events Centre over Waitangi weekend, a turn out that exceeded all expect...

This summer, New Zealand’s roads are facing unprecedented challenges, with Waka Kotahi NZTA juggling the busiest programme of road works in years and state highways marre...

KIWI Truck Tyres represents excellence in New Zealand's diverse transport industry. 

Here's what sets us apart:

This year’s Road Safety Week (20-26 May) is all about being a road safety hero, recognising those who help make our roads safer and supporting people after a crash. Road ...

New Zealand is on the verge of a major change this year as its 3G networks will be decommissioned. In the blink of an eye, August will arrive, and by the 31st of that mon...

Courier and freight company Aramex New Zealand is proud to announce its support of child cancer charity Camp Quality New Zealand.

Under the partnership, Aramex New ...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) will be closing SH73 between Arthur’s Pass and Otira over two week-long night periods from 19 May.

Drivers will be able to ge...

The Coalition Government has passed legislation to end the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax scheme on 30 June 2024, Transport Minister Simeon Brown says.

“Our 100-day pla...

Following the successful launch of a nationwide battery recycling service in August last year, Phoenix Metalman Recycling (Phoenix) is pleased to announce the expansion o...

Resurfacing work on State Highway 1 at Rangiriri is on track for completion by Easter but road users should still allow extra time to get through the site this weekend.Read More

With futuristic vehicle design, optimised aerodynamics, numerous comfort features, efficient engines, high levels of driving dynamics, and the latest assistance systems, ...

Heavier and longer trucks are not ruining our roads – despite claims to the contrary. The truth may surprise some people – heavier and longer trucks are cleaner and green...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi’s (NZTA’s) briefing to the incoming Minister highlights the scale of the challenges facing the transport system, says road freight peak bo...

State Highway 1 across the Brynderwyns will be open for Easter weekend, with work currently underway to ensure the resilience of this critical route being paused for East...

Five weeks of rock stabilisation work near Queenstown’s Bungy Bridge gets underway early in April, says NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA).

The highway will be ...

People travelling between Waikato and the lower North Island on State Highway 1 over the next few months are encouraged to plan ahead and check the NZ Transport Agency Wa...

State Highway 1 travellers will see some major changes as work continues to bring the Ngāruawāhia section of the Waikato Expressway up to 110km/h standard.

As media...

The new government’s push for change continues at pace and there has been a lot of discussion about the Fast Track Approvals Bill. The bill is intended to ultimately deli...

It’s been a good wine harvest in more ways than one this season in Marlborough.

Spillages from the picked grapes on the way from vineyards to wineries can see the r...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is welcoming the start of a significant transport project on Halswell Road, Christchurch, part of SH75.

The construction cont...

The JV for the next generation of electric vans was founded on March 22 by Renault Group and Volvo Group, each holding a 45% stake, with both companies planning to invest...

A memo accidentally released by Wellington City Council shows at least $5.2 million of pipes needing urgent repair have just been covered up by $55 million of brand new b...

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for New Zealand Post Limited (NZ Post) to acquire PBT Group Limited’s (PBT) courier customer contracts.

In reaching it...

New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Publishes First Assessment Of The Value Of New Zealand's Infrastructure and it’s not great news.

With our roads, water pipes a...

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand has emphasised the benefit of a competitive and resilient Cook Strait connection to businesses and consume...

By coincidence both last week and this one have ended with figures coming out that show the value our members bring to the economy. And there was even a leap-year softwar...

The Maritime Union of New Zealand says pressure is mounting on the Government to provide leadership on the Cook Strait ferries.

One year ago, then National Party op...

With its wide range of information and industry-leading ease of use, the new PACCAR Connect sets the benchmark for online fleet management platforms. PACCAR Connect is ea...

Following on from the initial launch in May, RIZON, the newest brand of Daimler Truck AG has achieved full homologation in the United States, clearing the way for the sal...

Daimler Truck has opened a ‘truck-dedicated’ parts warehouse in the logistics hub of Truganina in Melbourne’s west.

Situated on a prime 30,000-square-metre site, th...

Dalton’s Bridge, at the western end of Kaiuma Bay Road just off State Highway 6, is closed to all vehicles over 3.5 tonne.

The Pelorus river has scoured out the ban...

State Highway 29 at Hinuera (near Matamata) will be closed during the day for almost three weeks for road rehabilitation work.

From Wednesday 7 February until Monda...

Night closures of the Desert Road will keep the highest stretch of road on the state highway network reaching for the stars.

Night works kick off on Sunday 11 Febru...

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) in Australia has launched a road safety campaign. ‘Don’t #uck With A Truck’– with ‘Don’t Truck It Up’ targeted at learner driv...

STL Linehaul 2023 Ltd, a long-standing trucking firm based in Christchurch, has gone into liquidation, leaving creditors owed over $1.7 million.

The decision to pla...

The Northland Regional Transport Committee (RTC) urges Northlanders to have their say on the review of the Draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2021/2027 - Three Year Revie...

The EMA welcomed a new report outlining the economic benefits of a four-lane expressway into Northland, saying it is further evidence that the government needs to get on ...

Reducing the transport sector’s impact on the environment while improving access to service, especially in developing countries, topped the agenda of the UN General Assem...

I attended a meeting with Transport Minister Simeon Brown last week with a range of other transport groups, and for once there were a lot of happy faces in the room.

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On 2 February 2014, EROAD announced its expansion into the Australian fleet management market. While Coretex (then Smart Track) had already been operating for around a de...

EROAD are thrilled to share that they have been selected as a finalist in the PwC Company of the Year Category of the 2024 NZ Hi-Tech Awards!

A record number of com...

EROAD New Zealand says it has received New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) approval on two of its next generation telematics devices – EROAD CoreHub in-cab and EROAD Core...

Euro NCAP has officially announced a major milestone in the development towards a Truck Safe rating scheme. This is in direct response to data showing that while trucks r...

The coalition Government has confirmed that the exemption from road user charges (RUC) for owners of light electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids will end from 1 Apr...

It’s time for action: The government needs to put the Roads of National Significance (RONs) at the centre of the Fast-track Approvals Bill.

The bill, currently at s...

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand is urging the Government to put the Roads of National Significance (RONs) at the centre of the Fast-track ...

The new two-lane bridge on State Highway 43 east of Stratford has now been officially blessed by Iwi and is expected to be open to traffic by the end of next week, weathe...

AMI Insurance is back to raise awareness about driver fatigue with another AMI Driver Reviver event.

The team will have free barista coffees, hot food off the BBQ, ...

In February last year, Booth’s Logistics completed the merger of the LG Anderson Transport and Anderson & Flowers Warehousing operations in Wellington under the Booth’s L...

This week Minister of Transport Simeon Brown announced a number of new regional routes that have been prioritised as essential.
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Fruehauf is pleased to announce today the acquisition of the highly respected Christchurch transport engineering company Adams & Currie Limited.

Adams & Currie is o...

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, has published a monitoring report looking at progress against New Zealand’s first Infrastructure Strategy.

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RMA Reform Minister Chris Bishop and Transport Minister Simeon Brown have today announced the Coalition Government’s intention to extend port coastal permits for a furthe...

In our briefing to incoming Transport Minister Simeon Brown, we sought eight priority actions.

The first was to rewrite the Government Policy Statement on land tran...

Over $20 Billion To Get Transport Back On Track - Transport Minister Simeon Brown has released the draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport, outlining th...

The draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport released today by Transport Minister Simeon Brown is great news for the road freight sector and the economy,...

The Coalition Government will introduce legislation this year that will enable roadside drug testing as part of our commitment to improve road safety and restore law and ...

The Maritime Union says the new Draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport 2024–2034 fails to plan for a resilient and secure transport system, putting the...

Hamilton City Council has agreed on an improved process for transport projects, following direction from Mayor Paula Southgate, and Deputy Mayor and Chair of Transport, A...

Global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim, and Foton Mobility Distribution (FMD), an Australian owned distributor of new energy efficient veh...

NZI’s team of Fleet Fit managers know that when driving is your job, safety on the road is top of mind on a daily basis. That’s why, for the third year running, they hit ...

This week I joined operators and representatives from industry , government and global organisations at the opening of two Hydrogen refuelling stations in Auckland.

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Hyundai Motor Company and Iveco Group signed a supply agreement for an IVECO-badged all-electric light commercial vehicle for Europe, based on Hyundai’s Global eLCV platf...

Hyzon Motors Inc has delivered four FCEVs to leading food distributor and supplier Performance Food Group, in a joint ceremony. The event, held at PFG’s Vistar facility i...

Late last week, we got a heads up from MBIE that the Minister of Immigration, Erica Stanford, could be announcing some decisions about the transport sector on Sunday and ...

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand has welcomed the Coalition Government’s introduction of legislation to fast-track infrastructure projects,...

Two leading national industry bodies are supporting Northland’s roading infrastructure drive. Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand interim chief executive Dom Kalasih...

Isuzu Motors Limited and TIER IV, have agreed to form a capital and business alliance for the development of autonomous driving systems for route buses. In this tie-up, I...

Isuzu Motors Limited and Gatik AI, Inc. have agreed to further enhance the development of the North American autonomous driving business. Isuzu will invest US$30 million ...

Isuzu Motors Limited has released its new Mid-Term business plan, “ISUZU Transformation - Growth to 2030 (IX)”, with the aim of transforming itself into a commercial mobi...

IVECO has appointed Glen Dyer to lead its operations in Australia and New Zealand. 

Mr Dyer began at IVECO Australia in early 2021 as Head of Sales and Product...

The IVECO eDaily has added to its growing collection of industry accolades, winning the ‘Electric Van Breakthrough of the Year: Model’ at the 2024 Fleet News Awards, an a...

After teasing its arrival late last year ‘JAC Motors New Zealand’ has now officially welcomed the innovative truck brand into New Zealand with its dealership launch event...

Jeroen van den Oetelaar will be appointed as Chief Engineer DAF Vehicles and member of the DAF Board of Management. As of June 1, Van den Oetelaar will succeed Patrick De...

The June 2024 issue of New Zealand Truck & Driver is on sale this week with our cover story and Giti Tyres Big Test getting behind the wheel of another...

Kenworth 100 is happening tomorrow, Mystery Creek Hamilton and the trucks are already rolling in for the big show.

Drivers are coming from all over New Zealand for ...

Kenworth has introduced the new PACCAR TX-12 PRO automated transmission for Class 6-7 and light Class 8 vocational applications at the NTEA Work Truck Week 2024. The PACC...

Kenworth has announced it will begin production of Kenworth T680 and T880 models specified with the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine in the third quarter of 2024.

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KiwiRail has signed two new contracts for low-emissions locomotives with Swiss rail manufacturer Stadler. The first contract involves the delivery of nine mainline locomo...

KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy said the Government Policy Statement on land transport released this week provides clarity on the Government’s draft investment prior...

In its briefing to the incoming Transport Minister, when it came to the issue of funding, the first point Waka Kotahi made was: “Alongside inflationary pressure, our fund...

State Highway 1 (SH1) through Wellington City is heavily congested at peak times and while planning continues on the duplicate Mt Victoria Tunnel and Basin Reserve projec...

Lower North Island - There will be a closure on State Highway 53 from Tuesday next week as repairs begin on the Tauwharenikau Bridge. Local road detours will be available...

In an effort to help customers investigating e-mobility for Class 6-8 vehicles and the feasibility for their fleets, Mack Trucks has built a mobile off-grid charging syst...

Mainfreight have advised that Annie Steel and Hayley Buckley will join the Company as Non-Executive Directors from 1 March 2024.

“We have been searching for the app...

Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus will be the first European truck producer to launch a small series with a hydrogen combustion engine.  

The ini...

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison has resigned from his position as National Secretary of the Maritime Union of New Zealand for personal rea...

Confusion around the future of KiwiRail’s Cook Strait ferries has left New Zealand ‘steering blind’ with its main inter island transport link, says the Maritime Union.&nb...

The finishing touches are about to be applied as contractors complete repairs on a slow vehicle lane just south of Picton.

Work at the site has been ongoing since t...

The May 2024 edition of New Zealand Truck & Driver is on sale this week with the cover story and Giti Tyres Big Test featuring a new application for the 16-litre...

Mayor Wayne Brown has announced a new plan, backed by Port of Auckland and the unions, to make the most of Tāmaki Makaurau’s port and prime waterfront. 

“Port ...

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is planning for this summer the most extensive test run in the history of the company – with its new electric flagship eActros 600. The intention is ...

Former Transport Minister and CEO of the Auckland Business Chamber Hon Simon Bridges has been appointed as the new Board Chair of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) ...

Energy Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed an important milestone in New Zealand’s hydrogen future, with the opening of the country’s first network of hydrogen refuelling ...

Hawke’s Bay leaders are calling for more government funding to rebuild the region’s extensively damaged roads and bridges. As the powerhouse of its local economy, the reg...

National Road Carriers Association (NRC) CEO Justin Tighe-Umbers says today's Roads of Regional Significance announcement by Transport Minister Simeon Brown is a welcome ...

National Road Carriers Association (NRC) is pleased how quickly the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has released its proposed delivery approach for the draft Governme...

National Road Carriers Association, New Zealand’s progressive nationwide organisation representing supply chain companies, welcomes the appointment of Steven Joyce to cha...

The new Fairfield Freight Hub offers efficient transport options and gets more of Canterbury’s goods on rail.

The intermodal rail-road hub was officially opened thi...

Bridgestone has launched what it claims is its most innovative and sustainable light commercial tyre, and its name is Duravis Van.

The company says the Druavis Van ...

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new engine for its iconic FH16 truck. With up to 780 Hp and 3800 Nm, the new 17-litre engine can handle the toughest transport assignments w...

Traffic Management Company Traffic Safe New Zealand is changing the safety game by introducing new robotic cone machines that deploy and retrieve traffic cones onto and f...

As part of the SH1 Papakura to Drury project in South Auckland, a new (second) southbound on-ramp at Papakura Interchange has been built over the past 15 months and will ...

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific has introduced changes to its management structure that will reflect its singular focus on customers.

The local arm of Daimler Truck...

Trucks waiting for ferries may have an alternative to parking on Picton streets if a facility in Waitohi Domain is built. 

Money has been set aside in the Long...

Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK has announced the all-new UNI-TOUCH operating system for the Unimog implement carrier, which is available to order now ahead of first deliveries i...

The Maritime Union of New Zealand says it is backing the Maritime Union of Australia in their dispute with DP World 100%.

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Sec...

The theme of Road Safety Week 2024 (20-26 May) is Be a road safety hero, recognising everyone who helps to make our roads safer and support people after a crash, and expl...

A stretch of State Highway 2 at Otoko will be closing for 3 nights later this month, with nightly convoys available for motorists.

The road will close on Monday 19,...

People travelling on SH1 between Portland Road and the SH15 roundabout can expect a night time closure with a detour via Loop Road from Monday 8 April between 7pm and 5:3...

Trevor Milton, the discredited founder and former CEO of electric truck startup Nikola, has been sentenced to four years in prison for securities fraud. The sentence, by ...

Submissions presented at Gisborne District Council's three-year plan hearings saw residents clash with the council over pothole repairs and cycle paths. "It's a balancing...

The Government is encouraging New Zealanders to support, visit, and explore Northland, as the closure and detour of SH1 at the Bryderwyn Hills begins, and critical repair...

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed the official opening of the new State Highway 10 (SH10) Kāeo Bridge, which will improve safety and traffic flow for people he...

Making it safer for schoolchildren, cyclists, walkers and motorists is the focus of three road safety improvement projects by New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) and NZ ...

New Zealand Trucking Association Inc (NTA) is pleased to confirm they have been awarded an ACC Innovation Fund – Round 2 - grant of $100,000 towards the development of a ...

Ports of Auckland, Port of Tauranga and Marsden Maritime all report interim profit.

With a net profit first half result of $21m, Port of Auckland says it will be ab...

The NAPA Auto Parts New Zealand Super Truck Championship pays its annual visit to Teretonga Park in Invercargill this weekend of 16/17 March with a lot of interest as to ...

The new NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) App is a secure ‘one stop shop’ to provide the services drivers need, Transport Minister Simeon Brown and Digitising Government Ministe...

There has been excellent progress on the turnaround bays being constructed as part of improvements to SH1 between Cambridge and Piarere. With the finishing touches now be...

Insurer AMI is cautioning drivers to be safe on the roads, as new research reveals that 55% of drivers admit to being distracted while driving, and 21% said they’d driven...

Flexible median safety barriers will be installed along the middle of State Highway 2 from Spur Avenue over the Bayfair flyover as part of the NZ Transport Agency Waka Ko...

PACCAR Parts Europe has successfully implemented an on-site power supply system at BEST Trucks, DAF Electric Truck Center in Barendrecht, the Netherlands. This so called ...

New Zealand – Pacifica Shipping (Pacifica) has expanded its coastal service between Auckland and Christchurch with the launch of a new twice-weekly schedule. The increase...

The new Pāpāmoa East Interchange is progressing into its main construction phase. Work alongside SH2 Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road, just west of the Kaituna River bridg...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising drivers to plan ahead for closures of the SH1 Tram Road off-ramp between Christchurch and Kaiapoi.

The closures w...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising drivers to plan ahead for upcoming closures of a section of SH6 from the Cromwell side of the Kawarau River Bridge, for...

Drivers need to be ready for ten nights of night closures on State Highway 2 Remutaka Hill, beginning 19 May.

Mark Owen, Regional Manager Lower North Island / Top o...

Pacific Islands exporters challenged by increasing freight costs (air freight and shipping) for their merchandise exports to New Zealand, are invited to apply for the Pac...

PMG Funds has secured a 10-year lease with nationwide logistics firm PTS Logistics for 31 El Prado Drive, a premium industrial facility in Milson, Palmerston North.

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Mr Trevor Hawkins (Ngāti Kahungunu) was the founder of Martinborough Transport Ltd and is Owner Operator of Hawkins Contracting Ltd and through his businesses he has spon...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi is advising motorists in South Auckland that, subject to weather, the two northbound lanes on the SH1 Southern Motorway from opposite the ...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is reminding motorists about summer maintenance on the Auckland Harbour Bridge from now until early April.

‘The summer mainte...

Following last month’s night closures, the second scheduled closures on State Highway 29 Kaimai Range will take place over 5 nights from Sunday 17 March to Thursday 21 Ma...

Drivers using State Highway 60 between Motueka and Richmond need to be ready for night closures starting Sunday, 19 May to allow contractors to install road safety barrie...

With major repairs continuing on the Tauwharenīkau Bridge, Wairarapa drivers need to be ready for road closures and detours on State Highway 53 over the coming weeks.

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Work is scheduled to start on repairs to the landslide on the Wainuiomata Hill in mid-late May, dependant on weather, traffic management, and other factors.

This wo...

RightShip, the world’s leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused digital maritime platform, has today announced a partnership with Napier Port to impleme...

New Zealand needs to properly price the cost of its roads as soon as possible, and better charge the cost of those roads to users. That is the stark message from Infrastr...

Last week, representatives from the Northland Transportation Alliance, Auckland Transport, NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA), NZ Police, ACC, Tasman District Council...

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has signalled their proposed delivery approach for the Government’s 15 Roads of National Significance (RoNS), with the release of the State...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi’s announcement that State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn Hills will remain closed until the end of June is not a surprise following two sig...

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown’s announcement that, in essence, Auckland’s port land, assets, and operations will be retained under council ownership and the Port of Auckland...

Scania New Zealand is proud to announce achieving number one position in market share for Heavy Trucks* in 2023. 

This is the fourth year in a row Scania New Z...

Scania is expanding its strategic development of autonomous hub-to-hub transport solutions, with the launch of an Autonomous Commercial Pilot Programme. As part of TRATON...

Scania continues to expand its offer regarding battery-electric vehicle (BEV) trucks by introducing more electric machines, axle configurations and cab alternatives, plus...

Scania has recently announced the availability of its range of autonomous mining trucks,  with first sales set for the Australian market. Customers can now place ord...

Each year, all the manufacturers of heavy trucks in Europe are invited to the Green Truck comparison test. It is organised by two German trade magazines to identify the m...

Strong sales, all-time high earnings, and growing market shares due to the successful roll-out of Scania Super.  

Scania Group net sales grew by 20 percent to ...

People who travel south of Christchurch at night and overnight will need to build in some extra time with delays at the Selwyn River/ Waikirikiri Bridge from early May un...

The reopening of State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn hills will be delayed by a number of weeks due to an active slip.

State Highway 1 was due to fully reopen on 13...

Project teams have worked hard over the last three weeks to rebuild the Papakura northbound off-ramp, part of important strengthening work needed for the SH1 Papakura to ...

State Highway 1 traffic in north Waikato will be passing through Rangiriri at 110km/h by Easter.

The 4.8km section of the Waikato Expressway had extensive work in t...

A stretch of State Highway 1, at the southern entrance to Foxton, will be under stop/go traffic management between Sunday 3 March and Tuesday 5 March as crews make progre...

From Sunday 10 to Thursday 14 March, State Highway 29A between the Maungatapu roundabout and SH2/SH29A Te Maunga interchange will be fully closed in both directions to ap...

The highlight for me this week was attending the Wood Transport and Logistics Conference in Rotorua. This was timely, given policy advisor Billy Clemens and I met with th...

Ruakura Superhub takes another leap forward as Sime Darby Motors NZ, a leading supplier of cars, trucks, and transport solutions, announces its partnership with Ruakura. ...

Anyone trying to read the tea leaves on our economy at the moment maybe getting a headache. 
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South Port in Bluff is facing strike action after port workers rejected a pay offer from management.

The Maritime Union of New Zealand has given notice of 48 hours ...

Work on State Highway 1, Picton Elevation, gets back into gear next Monday (25 March).

Due to the amount and condition of the slip material that needs to be removed...

Upcoming roadworks on State Highway 1 (SH1) near Halletts Bay, between Taupō and Tūrangi, will mean that road users need to plan ahead to ensure they avoid road closure p...

Research commissioned by the Northern Infrastructure Forum shows that if the Cambridge to Piarere (C2P) and Warkworth to Wellsford (W2W) highway investments go ahead, the...

Teletrac Navman has launched a new podcast – ‘Mobilising The Future of Fleets’ – to provide an educational resource for fleets transitioning to different energy types and...

The first unit of 151 eDaily chassis cabs has been delivered to Tesco, with the remaining units to join its electric IVECO fleet later in the year.

IVECO is support...

Media interest this week was around International Women’s Day, which was Friday last week, and the government scrapping Road to Zero.

It may sound weird but there a...

Before I get to discussing the economic downturn, this week has seen some positive historic events for our organisation. On Wednesday, following a lot of work from our me...

With doors opening at 9.00am on Wednesday 13 March to the TMS Teletrac Navman Technology | Maintenance | Safety Conference & Exhibition event is set to kick off with a ba...

The much-anticipated TMS Teletrac Navman Technology | Maintenance | Safety Conference & Exhibition is set to kick off next Wednesday 13 March with the official opening of...

Three local debuts for new battery electric trucks and the first public appearance of the most anticipated Western Star model for many years were among highlights of the ...

Scholarship opportunities have been announced for the TMS Teletrac Navman Technology | Maintenance | Safety Conference & Exhibition by the NZ Trucking Association (NTA) a...

Recently at least two transport operators have hit the headlines for the all the wrong reasons. Failing to look after their people, both fell foul of the Employment Authority and had t...

The upcoming TMS Teletrac Navman Technology | Maintenance | Safety Conference & Exhibition is experiencing incredibly strong support not only from industry, sponsors, and...

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand has welcomed the Coalition Government’s draft Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS), praisin...

Transport sector cost pressures continued to ease as activity weakened in the March 2024 quarter according to National Road Carriers Association’s (NRC) cost index tool c...

Tim started as a truck driver 36 years ago. Later in my career I was self-employed for 15 years and then went into transport management. 6.5 of those years was spent work...

According to the latest Truckometer report, the Light Traffic Index (LTI) rose 1.9% month on month in February, while the Heavy Traffic Index (HTI) rose 2.4% in the month...

The Light Traffic Index (LTI) fell 1.3% m/m in April, while the Heavy Traffic Index (HTI) rose 0.3% m/m after falling the previous month. Unusually, the trend in heavy tr...

People using the Haast Pass South Westland route between Makarora in Otago and Haast township in South Westland will face lengthy delays next week on Tuesday, 19 March.&n...

This year marks the 20th anniversary of UD Trucks' flagship heavy-duty Quon, which went on sale in 2004.

Twenty years ago, Quon was introduced to the world to help ...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising motorists in south Auckland to plan ahead due to a 4 week closure of the State Highway 1 (SH1) Papakura northbound off-...

To progress finishing work on the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway, overnight closures of SH1 are required during May.

The closures will be in place for bot...

Teletrac Navman has revealed major updates to its alternative energy product portfolio that will enable fleets to strategically plan, implement, and track the transition ...

A full range of new Volvo truck models can now be powered by 100% biodiesel, offering another renewable fuel choice for customers looking to reduce CO2 emissions from tra...

The Volvo Group has announced that it will build a new heavy-duty truck manufacturing plant in Mexico to supplement the Group’s U.S. production. The plant will provide ad...

Volvo delivered more trucks than ever in 2023 with global deliveries amounting to 145,395 trucks, supported by strong market shares around the world. The company also con...

Cambridge/Moffat roads: Construction work to complete the new Cambridge Road Overbridge, between Bethlehem and Tauriko continues. Until early April 2024, there is a full ...

WasteCo Group Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of David Peterson as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective February 26, 2024. David brings a wealth of exp...

The annual grape harvest is beginning in Marlborough and that means drivers taking a little more care on the roads as grapes are picked and transported to the various win...

Weichai Power, a Chinese powertrain supplier, has unveiled a diesel engine that it reports has a record-breaking intrinsic thermal efficiency of 53.09%.

Weichai Pow...

Westpac NZ has launched a new Sustainable Equipment Finance Loan, supporting Kiwi businesses to reduce their climate impacts. 

The new loan provides a competit...

This week I met with Minister for Infrastructure, the Hon. Chris Bishop at the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. Two hot topics came up:

- How can we build infrastructu...

I find ANZAC Day one of the most sobering holidays on our national calendar. The thought that over half of the 20,000 Australian and New Zealand troops that landed at Gal...

I never thought I’d be referring to Taylor Swift in one of my blogs, but I read this week about the deepfake scandal and it resonated with me.

It resonated because ...

There were two big highlights in the last week, one for our industry and one for the country.

The industry one was presenting a bravery award to Hall’s driver Tony ...

Unlocking economic growth and land for housing are critical elements of the Government’s plan for our transport network, and planned upgrades to State Highway 29 (SH29) n...

Myself and our policy advisor Billy Clemens had a meeting with Transport Minister Simeon Brown yesterday that went very well.

He actually seemed even more upbeat th...

The Government’s announcement that the Road User Charges (RUC) exemption for light electric vehicles and plug in hybrids will end in April is good news for the state of t...

Last Sunday, a quiet afternoon resting with the family after a busy morning at the school fair, my phone lit up with TVNZ wanting comment on the closure of the immigratio...

According to the latest Truckometer, the Light Traffic Index (LTI) rose 0.1% m/m in March, while the Heavy Traffic Index (HTI) fell 1.8% m/m after a couple of strong mont...

Ritchie Bros, a renowned leader in the global auction industry, is excited to announce the upcoming New Zealand National Auction scheduled for May 23, 2024, at the Ritchi...

The sudden closure of the Work to Residence pathway for truck and bus drivers could risk slowing the economy, and increasing costs for businesses and families, Transporti...

Waste Management NZ Limited has converted its entire debt financing into a sustainability-linked loan, the second largest SLL transaction in Aotearoa New Zealand to date ...

Scania NZ is pleased to announce the appointment of new Service Director - Fernando Bustamante.

Fernando comes on board from his previous role with Scania Iberica (...

Recently announced immigration changes risk undermining New Zealand’s ability to deliver on its infrastructure work programme, and will inevitably increase the cost of de...

2024 marks 50 years since Bengt-Olof Hammar developed the first Hammar Sideloader and founded Hammar in Sweden. Since then, the company has grown into a global player at ...

Cabinet has agreed on the coalition Government’s direction of travel for a new Land Transport Rule to be signed by the end of 2024. This new rule will reverse the previou...

The April `24 issue of New Zealand Truck & Driver is out on the streets and motorways of Auckland for the Giti Tyres Big Test with one of the new Dempsey Wood Hino 700 Se...

Rising port costs are ringing alarm bells both for road freight operators and cargo owners. Livestock carriers are also facing rising costs waiting to unload stock at som...

A new, free phone app for truckers to easily log their driving hours will remove the need for old paper logbooks, still used by an estimated 90% of truck drivers in New Z...

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 aw...

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 se...

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 Ministe...

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 ...

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.

Nex...

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 d...

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 privileg...

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 Go...

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 9p...

Refrigafreighters Ltd (RFF), a leading New Zealand operator in temperature-controlled transport, storage, and distribution, is putting down roots in the Waikato region, w...

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 ...

Fifth birthdays are usually associated with tentative beginnings and nervous steps into a big new world…unless you’re the leading Heavy Truck brand in New Zealand.

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NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising motorists that overnight resurfacing works will take place near the new Kāeo bridge from Sunday 25 February between 7pm...

One of New Zealand’s largest heavy transport businesses is gearing up to teach Kiwi kids everything they need to know about how to stay safe around trucks, on and off the...

Roading crews will be at Manawatū Bridge (Whirokino) on State Highway 1 during next week, asphalting the bridge deck.

The daytime work will begin next Monday 26 Feb...

I was pleased to see the Coalition Government call time on the Auckland regional fuel tax this week.

With inflation persistently high and placing strain on business...

The divide between New Zealand’s road transport industry associations appears to have widened following a strongly worded communication to National Road Carriers (NRC) me...

In response to today’s communication from National Road Carriers (NRC), the Board of Transporting New Zealand has made the following statement.

“The Board of Transp...

Kiwi temperature-controlled logistics company Big Chill Distribution, together with Tainui Group Holdings, today marked the official opening of a new purpose-built cool s...

The Light Traffic Index (LTI) rose 0.6% month on month in January, while the Heavy Traffic Index (HTI) rose 2.7% in the month. The Heavy Traffic Index is holding up bette...

According to KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy, KiwiRail has now started discussions with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) to enter a termination agreement for the contract...

A key part of the TMS Teletrac Navman Technology | Maintenance | Safety Conference & Exhibition is celebrating industry success.

The Awards and Networking Event wil...

LDX, a newly formed company of TDX, proudly announces the appointment of Mark Weaver as the General Manager - Linde. In this newly created role, Mark will oversee LDX ope...

DAF Trucks Vlaanderen has been awarded ‘Factory of the Future’. This prestigious accolade acknowledges the impressive transformation of DAF’s Belgian cab and axle factory...

Drivers on the West Coast including South Westland and the Buller Gorge will strike delays for rock scaling (rock removal) at different locations on SH6 from next week (1...

Wellington is full of clever people who want to change the world and earn a seat at the Table of Powerbrokers, where decisions are made and, more importantly, department ...

A major new hub for Sime Darby Motors and Industrial operations is under construction at Waterloo Business Park in Christchurch. Development of three separate projects – ...

The Maritime Union is calling on the Government to review its decision to dump planned new Cook Strait ferries after the prosecution of a ferry operator. 

Indu...

Penske New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Wilson as general manager of the overall Penske New Zealand business, effective immediately.

Havi...

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the government to direct the New Zealand Transport Agency to reassess expensive projects that are overly disruptive following the comme...

EROAD Day logbook simplifies fatigue management by enabling drivers to capture work and rest hours via a smartphone or tablet. Now, EROAD Day Logbook Hours are also avail...

New Zealand Truck & Driver magazine begins 2024 in the world of heavy haulage, powering up with the crew from PTS Logistics to test a new Mack Titan. The 685hp Titan has ...

Volvo Trucks has launched a completely new Volvo VNL in North America to set new industry standards in heavy-duty trucking. Optimised aerodynamics and new technologies ha...

Hino Motors entered their HINO 600 series truck as HINO TEAM SUGAWARA in Dakar Rally 2024 which ran from January 5 through 19, 2024 in Saudi Arabia. The team finished at ...

“PACCAR reported record annual revenues and net income in 2023,” said Preston Feight, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s excellent results reflect record deliveries of pr...

A $100 million-plus industrial complex under construction in a historic trading area of Auckland will create a new standard for the sustainable distribution of goods in N...

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed news the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) will begin consultation this month on raising speed limits for the Kāpiti Expressway to 1...

A massive 756 trucks attended the Southpac Trucks Kenworth 100 Years celebration at Mystery Creek Events Centre over Waitangi weekend, a turn out that exceeded all expect...

This summer, New Zealand’s roads are facing unprecedented challenges, with Waka Kotahi NZTA juggling the busiest programme of road works in years and state highways marre...

KIWI Truck Tyres represents excellence in New Zealand's diverse transport industry. 

Here's what sets us apart:

This year’s Road Safety Week (20-26 May) is all about being a road safety hero, recognising those who help make our roads safer and supporting people after a crash. Road ...

New Zealand is on the verge of a major change this year as its 3G networks will be decommissioned. In the blink of an eye, August will arrive, and by the 31st of that mon...

Courier and freight company Aramex New Zealand is proud to announce its support of child cancer charity Camp Quality New Zealand.

Under the partnership, Aramex New ...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) will be closing SH73 between Arthur’s Pass and Otira over two week-long night periods from 19 May.

Drivers will be able to ge...

The Coalition Government has passed legislation to end the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax scheme on 30 June 2024, Transport Minister Simeon Brown says.

“Our 100-day pla...

Following the successful launch of a nationwide battery recycling service in August last year, Phoenix Metalman Recycling (Phoenix) is pleased to announce the expansion o...

Resurfacing work on State Highway 1 at Rangiriri is on track for completion by Easter but road users should still allow extra time to get through the site this weekend.Read More

With futuristic vehicle design, optimised aerodynamics, numerous comfort features, efficient engines, high levels of driving dynamics, and the latest assistance systems, ...

Heavier and longer trucks are not ruining our roads – despite claims to the contrary. The truth may surprise some people – heavier and longer trucks are cleaner and green...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi’s (NZTA’s) briefing to the incoming Minister highlights the scale of the challenges facing the transport system, says road freight peak bo...

State Highway 1 across the Brynderwyns will be open for Easter weekend, with work currently underway to ensure the resilience of this critical route being paused for East...

Five weeks of rock stabilisation work near Queenstown’s Bungy Bridge gets underway early in April, says NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA).

The highway will be ...

People travelling between Waikato and the lower North Island on State Highway 1 over the next few months are encouraged to plan ahead and check the NZ Transport Agency Wa...

State Highway 1 travellers will see some major changes as work continues to bring the Ngāruawāhia section of the Waikato Expressway up to 110km/h standard.

As media...

The new government’s push for change continues at pace and there has been a lot of discussion about the Fast Track Approvals Bill. The bill is intended to ultimately deli...

It’s been a good wine harvest in more ways than one this season in Marlborough.

Spillages from the picked grapes on the way from vineyards to wineries can see the r...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is welcoming the start of a significant transport project on Halswell Road, Christchurch, part of SH75.

The construction cont...

The JV for the next generation of electric vans was founded on March 22 by Renault Group and Volvo Group, each holding a 45% stake, with both companies planning to invest...

A memo accidentally released by Wellington City Council shows at least $5.2 million of pipes needing urgent repair have just been covered up by $55 million of brand new b...

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for New Zealand Post Limited (NZ Post) to acquire PBT Group Limited’s (PBT) courier customer contracts.

In reaching it...

New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Publishes First Assessment Of The Value Of New Zealand's Infrastructure and it’s not great news.

With our roads, water pipes a...

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand has emphasised the benefit of a competitive and resilient Cook Strait connection to businesses and consume...

By coincidence both last week and this one have ended with figures coming out that show the value our members bring to the economy. And there was even a leap-year softwar...

The Maritime Union of New Zealand says pressure is mounting on the Government to provide leadership on the Cook Strait ferries.

One year ago, then National Party op...

With its wide range of information and industry-leading ease of use, the new PACCAR Connect sets the benchmark for online fleet management platforms. PACCAR Connect is ea...

Following on from the initial launch in May, RIZON, the newest brand of Daimler Truck AG has achieved full homologation in the United States, clearing the way for the sal...

Daimler Truck has opened a ‘truck-dedicated’ parts warehouse in the logistics hub of Truganina in Melbourne’s west.

Situated on a prime 30,000-square-metre site, th...

Dalton’s Bridge, at the western end of Kaiuma Bay Road just off State Highway 6, is closed to all vehicles over 3.5 tonne.

The Pelorus river has scoured out the ban...

State Highway 29 at Hinuera (near Matamata) will be closed during the day for almost three weeks for road rehabilitation work.

From Wednesday 7 February until Monda...

Night closures of the Desert Road will keep the highest stretch of road on the state highway network reaching for the stars.

Night works kick off on Sunday 11 Febru...

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) in Australia has launched a road safety campaign. ‘Don’t #uck With A Truck’– with ‘Don’t Truck It Up’ targeted at learner driv...

STL Linehaul 2023 Ltd, a long-standing trucking firm based in Christchurch, has gone into liquidation, leaving creditors owed over $1.7 million.

The decision to pla...

The Northland Regional Transport Committee (RTC) urges Northlanders to have their say on the review of the Draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2021/2027 - Three Year Revie...

The EMA welcomed a new report outlining the economic benefits of a four-lane expressway into Northland, saying it is further evidence that the government needs to get on ...

Reducing the transport sector’s impact on the environment while improving access to service, especially in developing countries, topped the agenda of the UN General Assem...

I attended a meeting with Transport Minister Simeon Brown last week with a range of other transport groups, and for once there were a lot of happy faces in the room.

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On 2 February 2014, EROAD announced its expansion into the Australian fleet management market. While Coretex (then Smart Track) had already been operating for around a de...

EROAD are thrilled to share that they have been selected as a finalist in the PwC Company of the Year Category of the 2024 NZ Hi-Tech Awards!

A record number of com...

EROAD New Zealand says it has received New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) approval on two of its next generation telematics devices – EROAD CoreHub in-cab and EROAD Core...

Euro NCAP has officially announced a major milestone in the development towards a Truck Safe rating scheme. This is in direct response to data showing that while trucks r...

The coalition Government has confirmed that the exemption from road user charges (RUC) for owners of light electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids will end from 1 Apr...

It’s time for action: The government needs to put the Roads of National Significance (RONs) at the centre of the Fast-track Approvals Bill.

The bill, currently at s...

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand is urging the Government to put the Roads of National Significance (RONs) at the centre of the Fast-track ...

The new two-lane bridge on State Highway 43 east of Stratford has now been officially blessed by Iwi and is expected to be open to traffic by the end of next week, weathe...

AMI Insurance is back to raise awareness about driver fatigue with another AMI Driver Reviver event.

The team will have free barista coffees, hot food off the BBQ, ...

In February last year, Booth’s Logistics completed the merger of the LG Anderson Transport and Anderson & Flowers Warehousing operations in Wellington under the Booth’s L...

This week Minister of Transport Simeon Brown announced a number of new regional routes that have been prioritised as essential.
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Fruehauf is pleased to announce today the acquisition of the highly respected Christchurch transport engineering company Adams & Currie Limited.

Adams & Currie is o...

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, has published a monitoring report looking at progress against New Zealand’s first Infrastructure Strategy.

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RMA Reform Minister Chris Bishop and Transport Minister Simeon Brown have today announced the Coalition Government’s intention to extend port coastal permits for a furthe...

In our briefing to incoming Transport Minister Simeon Brown, we sought eight priority actions.

The first was to rewrite the Government Policy Statement on land tran...

Over $20 Billion To Get Transport Back On Track - Transport Minister Simeon Brown has released the draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport, outlining th...

The draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport released today by Transport Minister Simeon Brown is great news for the road freight sector and the economy,...

The Coalition Government will introduce legislation this year that will enable roadside drug testing as part of our commitment to improve road safety and restore law and ...

The Maritime Union says the new Draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport 2024–2034 fails to plan for a resilient and secure transport system, putting the...

Hamilton City Council has agreed on an improved process for transport projects, following direction from Mayor Paula Southgate, and Deputy Mayor and Chair of Transport, A...

Global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim, and Foton Mobility Distribution (FMD), an Australian owned distributor of new energy efficient veh...

NZI’s team of Fleet Fit managers know that when driving is your job, safety on the road is top of mind on a daily basis. That’s why, for the third year running, they hit ...

This week I joined operators and representatives from industry , government and global organisations at the opening of two Hydrogen refuelling stations in Auckland.

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Hyundai Motor Company and Iveco Group signed a supply agreement for an IVECO-badged all-electric light commercial vehicle for Europe, based on Hyundai’s Global eLCV platf...

Hyzon Motors Inc has delivered four FCEVs to leading food distributor and supplier Performance Food Group, in a joint ceremony. The event, held at PFG’s Vistar facility i...

Late last week, we got a heads up from MBIE that the Minister of Immigration, Erica Stanford, could be announcing some decisions about the transport sector on Sunday and ...

Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand has welcomed the Coalition Government’s introduction of legislation to fast-track infrastructure projects,...

Two leading national industry bodies are supporting Northland’s roading infrastructure drive. Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand interim chief executive Dom Kalasih...

Isuzu Motors Limited and TIER IV, have agreed to form a capital and business alliance for the development of autonomous driving systems for route buses. In this tie-up, I...

Isuzu Motors Limited and Gatik AI, Inc. have agreed to further enhance the development of the North American autonomous driving business. Isuzu will invest US$30 million ...

Isuzu Motors Limited has released its new Mid-Term business plan, “ISUZU Transformation - Growth to 2030 (IX)”, with the aim of transforming itself into a commercial mobi...

IVECO has appointed Glen Dyer to lead its operations in Australia and New Zealand. 

Mr Dyer began at IVECO Australia in early 2021 as Head of Sales and Product...

The IVECO eDaily has added to its growing collection of industry accolades, winning the ‘Electric Van Breakthrough of the Year: Model’ at the 2024 Fleet News Awards, an a...

After teasing its arrival late last year ‘JAC Motors New Zealand’ has now officially welcomed the innovative truck brand into New Zealand with its dealership launch event...

Jeroen van den Oetelaar will be appointed as Chief Engineer DAF Vehicles and member of the DAF Board of Management. As of June 1, Van den Oetelaar will succeed Patrick De...

The June 2024 issue of New Zealand Truck & Driver is on sale this week with our cover story and Giti Tyres Big Test getting behind the wheel of another...

Kenworth 100 is happening tomorrow, Mystery Creek Hamilton and the trucks are already rolling in for the big show.

Drivers are coming from all over New Zealand for ...

Kenworth has introduced the new PACCAR TX-12 PRO automated transmission for Class 6-7 and light Class 8 vocational applications at the NTEA Work Truck Week 2024. The PACC...

Kenworth has announced it will begin production of Kenworth T680 and T880 models specified with the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine in the third quarter of 2024.

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KiwiRail has signed two new contracts for low-emissions locomotives with Swiss rail manufacturer Stadler. The first contract involves the delivery of nine mainline locomo...

KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy said the Government Policy Statement on land transport released this week provides clarity on the Government’s draft investment prior...

In its briefing to the incoming Transport Minister, when it came to the issue of funding, the first point Waka Kotahi made was: “Alongside inflationary pressure, our fund...

State Highway 1 (SH1) through Wellington City is heavily congested at peak times and while planning continues on the duplicate Mt Victoria Tunnel and Basin Reserve projec...

Lower North Island - There will be a closure on State Highway 53 from Tuesday next week as repairs begin on the Tauwharenikau Bridge. Local road detours will be available...

In an effort to help customers investigating e-mobility for Class 6-8 vehicles and the feasibility for their fleets, Mack Trucks has built a mobile off-grid charging syst...

Mainfreight have advised that Annie Steel and Hayley Buckley will join the Company as Non-Executive Directors from 1 March 2024.

“We have been searching for the app...

Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus will be the first European truck producer to launch a small series with a hydrogen combustion engine.  

The ini...

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison has resigned from his position as National Secretary of the Maritime Union of New Zealand for personal rea...

Confusion around the future of KiwiRail’s Cook Strait ferries has left New Zealand ‘steering blind’ with its main inter island transport link, says the Maritime Union.&nb...

The finishing touches are about to be applied as contractors complete repairs on a slow vehicle lane just south of Picton.

Work at the site has been ongoing since t...

The May 2024 edition of New Zealand Truck & Driver is on sale this week with the cover story and Giti Tyres Big Test featuring a new application for the 16-litre...

Mayor Wayne Brown has announced a new plan, backed by Port of Auckland and the unions, to make the most of Tāmaki Makaurau’s port and prime waterfront. 

“Port ...

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is planning for this summer the most extensive test run in the history of the company – with its new electric flagship eActros 600. The intention is ...

Former Transport Minister and CEO of the Auckland Business Chamber Hon Simon Bridges has been appointed as the new Board Chair of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) ...

Energy Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed an important milestone in New Zealand’s hydrogen future, with the opening of the country’s first network of hydrogen refuelling ...

Hawke’s Bay leaders are calling for more government funding to rebuild the region’s extensively damaged roads and bridges. As the powerhouse of its local economy, the reg...

National Road Carriers Association (NRC) CEO Justin Tighe-Umbers says today's Roads of Regional Significance announcement by Transport Minister Simeon Brown is a welcome ...

National Road Carriers Association (NRC) is pleased how quickly the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has released its proposed delivery approach for the draft Governme...

National Road Carriers Association, New Zealand’s progressive nationwide organisation representing supply chain companies, welcomes the appointment of Steven Joyce to cha...

The new Fairfield Freight Hub offers efficient transport options and gets more of Canterbury’s goods on rail.

The intermodal rail-road hub was officially opened thi...

Bridgestone has launched what it claims is its most innovative and sustainable light commercial tyre, and its name is Duravis Van.

The company says the Druavis Van ...

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new engine for its iconic FH16 truck. With up to 780 Hp and 3800 Nm, the new 17-litre engine can handle the toughest transport assignments w...

Traffic Management Company Traffic Safe New Zealand is changing the safety game by introducing new robotic cone machines that deploy and retrieve traffic cones onto and f...

As part of the SH1 Papakura to Drury project in South Auckland, a new (second) southbound on-ramp at Papakura Interchange has been built over the past 15 months and will ...

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific has introduced changes to its management structure that will reflect its singular focus on customers.

The local arm of Daimler Truck...

Trucks waiting for ferries may have an alternative to parking on Picton streets if a facility in Waitohi Domain is built. 

Money has been set aside in the Long...

Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK has announced the all-new UNI-TOUCH operating system for the Unimog implement carrier, which is available to order now ahead of first deliveries i...

The Maritime Union of New Zealand says it is backing the Maritime Union of Australia in their dispute with DP World 100%.

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Sec...

The theme of Road Safety Week 2024 (20-26 May) is Be a road safety hero, recognising everyone who helps to make our roads safer and support people after a crash, and expl...

A stretch of State Highway 2 at Otoko will be closing for 3 nights later this month, with nightly convoys available for motorists.

The road will close on Monday 19,...

People travelling on SH1 between Portland Road and the SH15 roundabout can expect a night time closure with a detour via Loop Road from Monday 8 April between 7pm and 5:3...

Trevor Milton, the discredited founder and former CEO of electric truck startup Nikola, has been sentenced to four years in prison for securities fraud. The sentence, by ...

Submissions presented at Gisborne District Council's three-year plan hearings saw residents clash with the council over pothole repairs and cycle paths. "It's a balancing...

The Government is encouraging New Zealanders to support, visit, and explore Northland, as the closure and detour of SH1 at the Bryderwyn Hills begins, and critical repair...

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed the official opening of the new State Highway 10 (SH10) Kāeo Bridge, which will improve safety and traffic flow for people he...

Making it safer for schoolchildren, cyclists, walkers and motorists is the focus of three road safety improvement projects by New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) and NZ ...

New Zealand Trucking Association Inc (NTA) is pleased to confirm they have been awarded an ACC Innovation Fund – Round 2 - grant of $100,000 towards the development of a ...

Ports of Auckland, Port of Tauranga and Marsden Maritime all report interim profit.

With a net profit first half result of $21m, Port of Auckland says it will be ab...

The NAPA Auto Parts New Zealand Super Truck Championship pays its annual visit to Teretonga Park in Invercargill this weekend of 16/17 March with a lot of interest as to ...

The new NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) App is a secure ‘one stop shop’ to provide the services drivers need, Transport Minister Simeon Brown and Digitising Government Ministe...

There has been excellent progress on the turnaround bays being constructed as part of improvements to SH1 between Cambridge and Piarere. With the finishing touches now be...

Insurer AMI is cautioning drivers to be safe on the roads, as new research reveals that 55% of drivers admit to being distracted while driving, and 21% said they’d driven...

Flexible median safety barriers will be installed along the middle of State Highway 2 from Spur Avenue over the Bayfair flyover as part of the NZ Transport Agency Waka Ko...

PACCAR Parts Europe has successfully implemented an on-site power supply system at BEST Trucks, DAF Electric Truck Center in Barendrecht, the Netherlands. This so called ...

New Zealand – Pacifica Shipping (Pacifica) has expanded its coastal service between Auckland and Christchurch with the launch of a new twice-weekly schedule. The increase...

The new Pāpāmoa East Interchange is progressing into its main construction phase. Work alongside SH2 Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road, just west of the Kaituna River bridg...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising drivers to plan ahead for closures of the SH1 Tram Road off-ramp between Christchurch and Kaiapoi.

The closures w...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising drivers to plan ahead for upcoming closures of a section of SH6 from the Cromwell side of the Kawarau River Bridge, for...

Drivers need to be ready for ten nights of night closures on State Highway 2 Remutaka Hill, beginning 19 May.

Mark Owen, Regional Manager Lower North Island / Top o...

Pacific Islands exporters challenged by increasing freight costs (air freight and shipping) for their merchandise exports to New Zealand, are invited to apply for the Pac...

PMG Funds has secured a 10-year lease with nationwide logistics firm PTS Logistics for 31 El Prado Drive, a premium industrial facility in Milson, Palmerston North.

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Mr Trevor Hawkins (Ngāti Kahungunu) was the founder of Martinborough Transport Ltd and is Owner Operator of Hawkins Contracting Ltd and through his businesses he has spon...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi is advising motorists in South Auckland that, subject to weather, the two northbound lanes on the SH1 Southern Motorway from opposite the ...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is reminding motorists about summer maintenance on the Auckland Harbour Bridge from now until early April.

‘The summer mainte...

Following last month’s night closures, the second scheduled closures on State Highway 29 Kaimai Range will take place over 5 nights from Sunday 17 March to Thursday 21 Ma...

Drivers using State Highway 60 between Motueka and Richmond need to be ready for night closures starting Sunday, 19 May to allow contractors to install road safety barrie...

With major repairs continuing on the Tauwharenīkau Bridge, Wairarapa drivers need to be ready for road closures and detours on State Highway 53 over the coming weeks.

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Work is scheduled to start on repairs to the landslide on the Wainuiomata Hill in mid-late May, dependant on weather, traffic management, and other factors.

This wo...

RightShip, the world’s leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused digital maritime platform, has today announced a partnership with Napier Port to impleme...

New Zealand needs to properly price the cost of its roads as soon as possible, and better charge the cost of those roads to users. That is the stark message from Infrastr...

Last week, representatives from the Northland Transportation Alliance, Auckland Transport, NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA), NZ Police, ACC, Tasman District Council...

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has signalled their proposed delivery approach for the Government’s 15 Roads of National Significance (RoNS), with the release of the State...

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi’s announcement that State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn Hills will remain closed until the end of June is not a surprise following two sig...

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown’s announcement that, in essence, Auckland’s port land, assets, and operations will be retained under council ownership and the Port of Auckland...

Scania New Zealand is proud to announce achieving number one position in market share for Heavy Trucks* in 2023. 

This is the fourth year in a row Scania New Z...

Scania is expanding its strategic development of autonomous hub-to-hub transport solutions, with the launch of an Autonomous Commercial Pilot Programme. As part of TRATON...

Scania continues to expand its offer regarding battery-electric vehicle (BEV) trucks by introducing more electric machines, axle configurations and cab alternatives, plus...

Scania has recently announced the availability of its range of autonomous mining trucks,  with first sales set for the Australian market. Customers can now place ord...

Each year, all the manufacturers of heavy trucks in Europe are invited to the Green Truck comparison test. It is organised by two German trade magazines to identify the m...

Strong sales, all-time high earnings, and growing market shares due to the successful roll-out of Scania Super.  

Scania Group net sales grew by 20 percent to ...

People who travel south of Christchurch at night and overnight will need to build in some extra time with delays at the Selwyn River/ Waikirikiri Bridge from early May un...

The reopening of State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn hills will be delayed by a number of weeks due to an active slip.

State Highway 1 was due to fully reopen on 13...

Project teams have worked hard over the last three weeks to rebuild the Papakura northbound off-ramp, part of important strengthening work needed for the SH1 Papakura to ...

State Highway 1 traffic in north Waikato will be passing through Rangiriri at 110km/h by Easter.

The 4.8km section of the Waikato Expressway had extensive work in t...

A stretch of State Highway 1, at the southern entrance to Foxton, will be under stop/go traffic management between Sunday 3 March and Tuesday 5 March as crews make progre...

From Sunday 10 to Thursday 14 March, State Highway 29A between the Maungatapu roundabout and SH2/SH29A Te Maunga interchange will be fully closed in both directions to ap...

The highlight for me this week was attending the Wood Transport and Logistics Conference in Rotorua. This was timely, given policy advisor Billy Clemens and I met with th...

Ruakura Superhub takes another leap forward as Sime Darby Motors NZ, a leading supplier of cars, trucks, and transport solutions, announces its partnership with Ruakura. ...

Anyone trying to read the tea leaves on our economy at the moment maybe getting a headache. 
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