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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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In Dadu, Taiwan, the 10,000th locally assembled DAF truck has rolled off the assembly line just three years after production of the 5,000th vehicle. With a market share of almost 37% i...

NZ Howard League for Penal Reform today announced a new challenge; to create 100 new truck drivers to help grow the economy in a world-wide pandemic.

CEO Mike Williams says w...

Nearly 100 huge wind turbine blades are being transported by truck to a storage facility on the outskirts of Palmerston North to free up storage space at Port Taranaki. The blades are ...

The numbers are staggering but upgrades for West Coast ports and roads, North Island Regional Roads and South Island Roads are sure to garner votes. The $12 billion NZ Upgrade Programm...

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has announced that Hamilton would receive $16.8M in funding from the Waikato allocation of the Provincial Growth Fund for key transport projects in...

The construction industry is a core client for many operators. With massive disruptions in 2020, what are the challenges and opportunities currently experienced by those who work in the i...
The 2020 INFINZ Awards were celebrated on Tuesday 20 October 2020 at a gala black-tie dinner at Shed 10, Queens Wharf, Auckland City. Over 620 guests enjoyed an evening to celebrate excel...

Should the transTasman travel bubble ever open....The Brisbane Truck Show will return to the world’s best Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th Ma...

The 2022 Mobil 1 Delvac New Zealand Road Transport Hall of Fame dates have been confirmed.

The annual gala awards dinner will take place at Invercargill’s Bill Richardson Transpo...

The 2021-24 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) was released this week which outlines the planned investments Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will make over the next three years.<...

The 10-kilometre long Christchurch Northern Corridor will have an open day this Saturday 12 December, between 2 and 6pm, where people will be able to walk or cycle on the motorway before ...

The holiday season is almost upon us, and luckily, there’s light at the end of the 2021 tunnel. 2022 promises to be a year of settling into the new normal of opening borders, in-person...

Keeping your fleet compliant is a big responsibility. You need to keep accurate records of driver and vehicle licences, servicing and certificates, driver logbooks and more. 

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You can't buy a made-to-measure suit at the Warehouse, nor can you spec' a used truck. In both cases, you're limited to what's on the rack or what the dealer has in stock. Most people ...

DHL Express has recorded a 46% increase in the number of female employees in its operations teams since 2016. Today, half of the operations team across New Zealand is made up of female...

A couple of grand maybe considered an oversight, $10,000 may mean a clerical error but $532,878 in unpaid road user charges is certainly a statement. In a news piece released by the NZ...

Having just assumed the role of Chair of the Road Transport Forum Board of Directors, Greg Pert took time out of his very busy schedule to tell us a little more about himself and his view...

It could be said that it’s been a rough week for the zero emission truck start up companies. Not only has Nikola founder Trevor Milton been indicted for fraud but Tesla’s Semi has been...

If you are not reading the tea leaves the Government are steeping then let me be clear, employers are facing some big challenges and our industry is going to have to make some changes....

Ownership changes are imminent in the New Zealand truck body and trailer manufacturing industry.

Action Manufacturing Ltd, owned by Tourism Holdings Ltd (THL), has advised it has...

Who, what, when, where, and why are the five most important questions to ask after any incident that happens on the road, especially if it’s a collision. Luckily, telematics solutions ...

The Mack Granite model is now available with the next generation of Bendix Wingman Fusion, improving safety for those on the road or travelling to a job site.

Bendix Wing...

"There are three roading projects that should be added to the Government's infrastructure spend to recover from the economic shock of Covid-19," Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief execut...

The Teletrac Navman team have cleaned their gumboots and washed their Swanndris in preparation for the upcoming field days events. New Zealand's agricultural and rural contracting sect...

Ever since Covid-19 hit our shores, there has been an increased demand on commercial drivers for road freight and deliveries. Driver fatigue is a likely result of a significant increas...

Summer means sun, and lots of it. It also means heat. With rising temperatures comes an increased need to stay on top of fleet maintenance to keep drivers safe and maintenance costs do...

Commercial drivers have a lot on their plate – they must deliver goods safely and on time while contending with road and weather conditions. They may have several jobs in a day and be ...

When it comes to new technology, change is difficult. Everyone must be on board, particularly those whose day-to-day work it will affect. Investing in technologies is a must to remain ...

A safe company is a successful one. Going by the number of fatalities on New Zealand roads this year, optimising safety should be a huge priority for daily drivers. Since New Zealand’s...

Preventative maintenance offers ample benefits, such as providing a more reliable fleet so staff can operate vehicles, and all other equipment, with confidence. Assets that are regular...

How can you reduce the time and cost impact of RUC on your business? Here's how Teletrac Navman's eRUC system can help you take control of your Road User Charges.


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Award Winning Company, Combilift & Award-Winning Author, Emer Conlon combine forces to create an exciting new children's book - just in time for Christmas!

With Combilift...

The Government has awarded a new round of airline support contracts through to the end of October 2021 to help keep New Zealand connected internationally and positioned for recovery, T...

"More freight will be able to move and more businesses get back to work with the Government's announced move to Alert Level 3 on Tuesday 28 April," Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief exe...

"A port pile-up that will restrict movement in and out of New Zealand of essential goods is looming fast if the Government doesn't recognise that all freight must move in the State of ...

An unprecedented three-year study with a refuse fleet has shown a 2% reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with the Allison fully automatic transmission compared to an automated m...

Allison Transmission is partnering with several leading global OEMs on its next generation electronic controls platform.

Built on four decades of evolution and experience, and co...

In partnership with several leading global OEMs, Allison Transmission has announced that it has entered production with its next generation electronic controls platform. 

Bu...

Isuzu Trucks New Zealand have announced all 12 of their authorised dealerships around the country are ready for business as the nation moves to Alert Level 3, albeit in reduced capacit...

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that the Northern Motorway (SH1) will be closed between Oteha Valley Road and Silverdale for essential maintenance over several nights, starting Su...
TransDiesel, the country’s own home-grown supplier of heavy equipment to the quarrying, mining and construction industries, has released details of a new range of Volvo E-Series mac...

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled the brand new Western Star 47X in the United States. After launching the 49X a year ago, the 47X is the second truck in Western Star’s enti...

Transport is the one sector that provides best bang for buck when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to Dr Paul Winton of the 1point5 Project.

Dr Winton pre...

The vehicles mark an important milestone towards the electrification of Amazon’s fleet, forming part of Shipment Zero – Amazon’s goal to deliver 50% of Amazon shipments with net-zero c...

Andrew Assimo has been appointed the Director of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia Pacific. Daimler Truck and Bus President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, says Mr Assimo is clearly the best p...

National is calling on the Labour Government to reopen public consultation on its car tax so the people of New Zealand can have their say, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says....

Like the year 2020 generally, it felt like New Zealanders just wanted the election to be over and done with. That probably goes for the politicians too!
 
A weariness had...

Live animals trapped in a truck for six hours in Auckland’s summer heat is not acceptable in anyone’s view. Sadly, this is what happened in the most recent Covid-19 Level 3 lockdown wh...

Scania New Zealand is pleased to announce its new business offering - Scania Finance New Zealand.

Scania New Zealand's goal is to provide total solutions to all our custo...

A truck driver has been left traumatized following a fatal accident involving a foreign national on the Hawke's Bay Expressway. The incident comes at a time when being safe around truc...

As we thrust headlong into February, we’re only a couple of weeks away from Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Commencing February 22nd until the 28th, events are being held to appreciate...

The appalling state of many New Zealand’s roads is taking a physical and mental toll on truck drivers according to the National Road Carriers Assn (NRC).

Mr Aitken says...
New Zealand Truck & Driver magazine is once again honouring Kiwi drivers with the NZ Truck Driver Appreciation Week. 

The aim of the event is to appreciate our driver...

The April 2022 issue of New Zealand Truck & Driver magazine will be on sale next week.

The upcoming issue takes a look at the emerging Shacman brand from China, with its Cummins ...

Ara Ake (New Zealand’s new energy centre, based in Taranaki) has hosted an online workshop to share learnings from the free tool launched in July, which helps long-distance heavy freig...

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is working together with the Pūhoi to Warkworth project partners, Northern Express Group (NX2), and its subcontractor, Fletcher/ Acciona Joint Venture, ...

Canadian retailers think so - Giant Tiger, a Canadian-headquartered discount retailer, is expanding the productivity of its truck fleet by expanding the size of equipment itself. The flee...

The ongoing discussions and debate around the world’s climate “emergency” will not abate. As a result, you will continue to hear from me on this topic through this blog and I won’t apo...

Linguistics plays an astonishing part in generating and maintaining the image of an industry. But can this image change?

Dennis Robertson of the Road Transport Association sugge...

All vehicles powered by a fuel not taxed at source must pay Road User Charges (RUC), and that includes heavy trailers independent of prime movers. Having an accurate RUC mana...

They call Christmas the silly season, but this week things went beyond silly for Aucklanders.

The Prime Minister and Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told media on Wednes...

‘A month is a long time in politics and with New Zealand’s general election moved from 19 September to 17 October, we are seeing more of the impacts of the response strategy t...

A game-changing industry resource has been unveiled at the Brisbane Truck Show, the product of a strong collaboration between PACCAR Australia and the Australian Trucking Association.&...

Design on two critical safety improvements for State Highway 2 in the Wairarapa is now underway, signalling an important step in helping to make the region's roads safer as part of Wak...

Auckland cannot become a city of two halves because there is no infrastructure resilience, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says.

“Damage to the ...

Figures show that more Aucklanders are working from home after the COVID-19 lockdown, allowing the motorways to flow a little freer. But not in other hubs.

Data collected fr...

The AT Board approved the proposed roads from the tranche 2A consultation yesterday, which was publicly consulted on between September and November 2021, and had a significant focus on...

Auckland Transport (AT) and Hiringa Energy Limited are looking at trialling hydrogen powered bus services - using a hydrogen refuelling facility being developed in south Auckland.

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A new plan has been launched to make freight movement smarter, more climate-compatible and more efficient across Auckland.

Working with the freight industry, Auckland Transpo...

The Proactive Drive youth driver education programme will benefit from just over $10,000 raised during this year’s Mobil 1 Delvac NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame. 

The Hall o...

The Australian Army has recently completed successful trials with new “follow the leader’’ autonomous driving technology.

The trials took place over two weeks during October at D...

Freightliner Australia will introduce a head-protecting side airbag on the Cascadia heavy duty truck late this year, further extending its safety leadership in the conventional truck c...

Australia Post is expanding its EV fleet with an order for 20 all-electric eCanter trucks which will begin city parcel deliveries this month.

Fuso’s battery electric light-duty t...

About two weeks of essential maintenance work in the Awakino Gorge is leading to delays of up to 45 minutes.

Travellers on State Highway 3 between Awakino and New Plymouth are ad...

February 2021 saw 321 new truck registrations for the month up from 314 for the same month last year. However due to the slow start in January the overall market (trucks with a maximum...

The last time we saw record figures in March was pre-covid in 2019 when the overall markets best-ever result was 495 registrations, however in the month of March 2022 we have surpassed...

Drivers moving through the busy traffic at Mount Maunganui will notice significant progress on the southern ramp of the new Bayfair flyover, a key part of the Bay Link project.

W...

"New Zealand's Covid-19 experience has shown how out of touch some members of our Government are with the businesses that drive the economy. This is pretty worrying when we look at the...

Warburtons, the UK’s largest bakery brand, is rolling out its first 16 tonne 100% electric truck, a Renault Trucks D Z.E.  

The vehicle, striking in Warburtons orange livery...

Geemac Trading (NZ) Limited, New Zealand's official ISRINGHAUSEN Driver's Seat Distributor, have recently updated their ISRI New Zealand website to further support the ISRINGHAUSEN sea...

Scams and frauds exploiting the spread of COVID-19 have been noted overseas and are increasing in New Zealand, with some people being the target of a text message scam this week.
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Refrigerated freight network operator Big Chill Distribution, a division of Freightways, is the first tenant for the industrial precinct of the new Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) Ruakura ...

New Zealand’s Bigfoot Equipment Ltd have exported their globally renowned Central Tyre Inflation (CTI) system to Australia for 25 years and has just signed an official distribution dea...

The results are out and balance sheets on some of New Zealand’s largest freighting and logistics companies are looking rosy.

MOVe logistics post $900K profit, Port of Tauranga 10...

Buying the perfect gift for your significant other is always fraught with danger, especially around Xmas time. Socks, bath salts, perfume or undies have been tried and tested throughou...

Denmark’s capital city is making a move toward zero-emissions refuse collection with a large order for Scania electric trucks.

Scania will supply at least 78 fully electric L-ser...

The endorsement of the Cross Valley Connections Programme Business Case by the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Board is fantastic news, says Chris Bishop, National List MP based in Hut...

The largest commercial order for Volvo electric trucks, and one of the largest ever for heavy electric trucks worldwide, will deliver 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks to Danish firm DFDS.<...

Volvo VNR Electric trucks will become a familiar sight on the highways of southern California.

American start-up company WattEV has placed an order for 50 Volvo VNR Electric truc...

The Norwegian Postal Service is taking steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its distribution trucks with an order for 29 new Volvo electric trucks.

It’s one of the largest ...

With a lot of talk in the past year about the prospect of heavy vehicles going electric, including large-scale reveals from major players in the EV and Truck manufacturing industri...

Here is the reality of the situation across multiple areas of the New Zealand workforce:

a) There is an immense need for more labour.
b) Employers need to be able to ...

This week in bits of bollocks we will take a cross-section of the current debate around the intended Regional Fuel Tax that will be imposed on New Zealand in coming months and cut ...

Again, road safety has been in the headlines for months now. The government is focussed on bringing down the road toll. In some cases the ambitious yet somewhat naive goal of zero ...

This week in bollocks we look at the political landscape and discourse surrounding the Land Transport Fund.

1. Political Independence

The NLTF initiative was set up ...

ANZ are calling Covid-19 and its subsequent financial impact 'a black swan event' which is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often...

Alright, so we may be getting a bit ahead of ourselves but we’re excited to announce that the 2nd Bombay Truck show will be held on the 12th February 2022 and we at NZ Truck and Driver...

Planning for the second annual Bombay Truck Show on February 12 next year is rapidly gaining momentum.

Four months out from the event, show director Marieka Morcombe says only on...

In light of all that is happening out there right now, it's good to have something to look forward to - right?

Following on from the epic success of the inaugural Bombay Tru...

Planning has started again for the second running of the Bombay Truck Show.

Originally scheduled as a biennial event, the 2022 edition was cancelled due to New Zealand moving int...

Among the many events brought to a halt by New Zealand’s shift into the Covid-19 Red Traffic Light setting is next month’s Bombay Truck Show.

Organisers of the February 12 event ...

As the Booth’s Group companies, comprising of Booth’s Transport, Tomoana Warehousing and The Produce Connection, continue to grow so does their commitment to employing pivotal people t...

Booth’s Transport Ltd expand further into the Waikato and Auckland regions with acquisition of Couplands Transport (1929) Ltd and Tranz NZ (1997) Ltd.

The transport and logistics...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern moved the country outside of Auckland to ‘Delta level 2’ from midnight on Tuesday, and a tweaked iteration was introduced with extra masking and 2-metre d...

This is a reminder to all of our members that random checks at the Auckland boundaries for proof of a COVID-19 test will commence at 11:59pm Thursday 16th September 2021. All drivers m...

Yesterday - As a result of positive engagement from National Road Carriers and industry leaders and a lot of hard work from the Ministry of Health there have been positive moves toward...

Don Braid, chief executive of Mainfreight, this week publicly announced his support for getting freight off roads and onto rail.

In a move that has raised a few eyebrows Brai...

Road safety charity Brake has launched a Virtual Fleet Exhibition for fleet operators and suppliers, celebrating fleet safety and sharing best practice.

The exhibition is par...
Brake, the road safety charity, is inviting managers of at-work drivers to take part in its next free webinar, on the topic of managing driver fatigue. The webinar takes place on Wednesda...

We all need some good news right now. Many of us are facing difficult times due to the Coronavirus pandemic so NZ Truck & Driver and Equipment Guide are stepping up to support you....

Takitimu North Link project begins this weekend as construction gets underway on the first of eight bridges to be built.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Regional Manager Infrastr...

Bridgestone is giving motorists even more reason to fit new tyres in February with the 'Drive for a Cure' promotion in support of Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). 

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Australian and New Zealand motorists have once again put their confidence in Bridgestone, confirmed by another victory in the tyre category of the coveted Reader’s Digest Most Trusted ...

Budget 2021’s investment of over $380m towards supporting up-take of electric vehicles is an important move that has the potential to create a step-change in New Zealand’s journey to s...

The latest stage of work to support Auckland’s growth and the future of the transport system across the Waitematā Harbour will be released later this week.

The Addition...

Scania has literally millions of different options when it comes to trucks. they're renowned for customised, tailored, and bespoke trucks that get the job done. But it can be a bewilde...

A regional freight hub for the lower North Island will be built just northeast of Palmerston North, Regional Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.

The Government i...

New Zealand risks grinding to a halt if we can’t ease freight and supply line challenges. We risk a situation where freight can’t get out of our biggest city and certainly can’t get to...

BYD Company Ltd. (BYD) and Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino) signed a strategic business alliance agreement today with a focus on collaborating in commercial battery electric vehicles (BEVs) de...

By Sophie Boot

Most people don't want to pay a new fuel tax but do want the government to make roads safer and increase access, a survey funded by Chartered Accountants ...

CablePrice (NZ) Ltd has appointed James Magill as the new General Manager of Sales.

Magill, the current National Equipment Sales Manager, begins his new role effective immediatel...

Following on from the recent appointment as the South Island sales, parts and service representatives for Mercedes-Benz heavy commercial, CablePrice has announced its appointment as a ...

CablePrice (NZ) Ltd continues to expand its Fuso Truck sales, parts and service network with the addition of Timaru.

This latest addition to the CablePrice network will...

Nelson’s CablePrice branch becomes full Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Fuso dealership along with the region’s official Mercedes-Benz van service and parts dealer.

“Since taking on...

CablePrice (New Zealand) Ltd (CPL) and John Deere Construction & Forestry have agreed to end their distribution arrangement of Deere branded and manufactured construction, forestry...

CablePrice is proud to announce its recent appointment as an authorised service dealer,
providing full parts, service and warranty support for Detroit on-highway engines across four...

FUSO (NZ) kick-started its 2021 round of FUSO Technical Master Competition. 

A competition designed to find the best technicians from across the country Luke Heesterman, Cab...

CAL Isuzu have appointed Kevin Curren as dealership principal for the Auckland region. Kevin was earlier appointed to CAL Isuzu's executive team where he led the New Trucks Sales D...

A significant upgrade in both facilities and new services has just been completed at the Mt Maunganui branch of the CAL Isuzu network.

Among the features of the modernised premis...

If you're in the civil construction industry, make your voice heard this election year, through the annual Construction Industry Survey.


This joint project between Civil Cont...

The trucking industry is calling for all hands to the pump as New Zealand faces an indefinite length of time in the red “traffic light” which will strain the supply chain, says Ia Ara ...

It’s starting to feel like we are on a rudderless ship, drifting further and further away from the rest of the world.

We aren’t the only business sector asking for a plan – a pla...

A lowering of COVID-19 alert levels has allowed the Canterbury Mayoral Forum and Regional Transport Committee to undertake its planned two-day freight tour of Canterbury today and tomo...

Maritime Union National Secretary Craig Harrison says there is a growing realisation that New Zealand needed to have shipping capability to ensure reliable and secure services.

H...

In this month, NZ Truck and Driver magazine we celebrate Christchurch driver Morgan MacAllister-Robb as the Castrol Truck Driver Hero, and here’s the reason why.

Morgan...

Many of us are taking time to digest the Climate Change Commission’s draft report that was released almost two weeks ago.

The report lays out our nation’s challenges clearly – we...

Emulating the “Freedom Convoy” trucker protests occurring in Canada this week would not serve to benefit the New Zealand road transport industry.

That’s the view of Ia Ara Aotear...

The Maritime Union says extra caution is needed in New Zealand ports following more cases of COVID-19 on overseas vessels.

Maritime Union National Secretary Craig Harrison says o...

After over half a century in business, CDL Autoparts founder Wayne Butler has passed the mantle of ownership to heavy-transport professional Robert Wood and although he's going to miss...

CEAC warns that use of trucks with biodiesel will cause far more damage to environment than using electric trucks, overseas studies have found that production of biofuels for use in di...

Health officials are stumped by the case and are being urged to use serology testing which could reveal if a person has had the disease even if they haven't had a positive Covid test. The...

New Zealand is rapidly falling behind in legislation to clean up its environment with many European nations stopping the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles (ICE vehicles) by 2...

It's that time again - There's no doubt about it: 2020 has been an eventful one. It's hard to believe that it is almost that time of year already - but what a journey we've had in the ...

Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand (Transporting New Zealand) has today announced changes to its structure.

Transporting New Zealand chief executive Nick Leggett says the r...

Some days it seems that the only road users the various levels of government care about are cyclists.

We are not anti-cyclists. We promote good health, exercise and wellbeing in ...

The head of New Zealand's Road Transport Forum says trucking firms are starting to see the benefit of a drop in fuel prices.

Global oil prices have dropped to record low lev...

A motorway overbridge has been struck by over height vehicles twice in the same weekend, prompting urgent maintenance works, just a year after major repairs following similar incidents...

Transport industry organisations are asking people working in the road transport industry to “get the facts” before voting in the cannabis law reform referendum.

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The Maritime Union says the Government’s announcement of major investment in rail is a positive move, and is urging more action on coastal shipping.

Maritime Union of New Zealand...

There is insufficient evidence to support a pedestrian crossing and consequent speed reductions on Cobham Drive, the State Highway 1 route to and from Wellington airport, says Road Tra...

The government has announced that six transport projects from the NZ Upgrade Programme announced in January 2020, will not go ahead.

Mill Road four lane widening has been cancell...

One of the most prestigious and hotly contested international awards in the materials handling industry which honours the best products and solutions of the year. The company won the W...

The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a further milestone when its 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan and was shipped to the other sid...

The Irish manufacturer Combilift, best known for its range of space-saving forklifts and other handling solutions, has drawn on its expertise in engineering and software design to deve...

"With 24-7 news cycles, the rapid spread of both information and mis-information on social media, and a tendency for people to panic, communication in a crisis is critical," says Nick ...

New Zealand’s largest AdBlue supplier is seeing increased demand as international shortages of the critical diesel exhaust treatment additive look set to affect this country. 

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New Zealand can learn from international experiences showing congestion pricing systems can be successfully introduced – and with the support of the public, says a new report rel...

One of the Auckland projects funded by the government’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP) is progressing with the shortlisting of two candidates for the contract to design and build...

A second phase of resealing for Coromandel state highways is now underway.

The first phase took place in October 2021, and Waka Kotahi advises that the remainder of the programme...

China's shutdowns to control coronavirus are impacting New Zealand trucking companies which carry exports like logs and meat to ports or Chinese imports to New Zealand warehouses and r...

Trucking HR Canada (a national, non-profit organization) has launched an initiative to help better attract young people to the road transport industry.

Career Expressway is a...

"My holiday reading included a Stuff article stating that two of the country's fastest roads are actually saving lives." says Nick Leggett, CEO, Road Transport Forum.

"No ...

RTF (Road Transport Forum) is keeping abreast of Covid-19 issues, restrictions, outbreak locations and other important updates that relate to the trucking industry specifically. As suc...

Questions have arisen over the possibility of RUC refunds on RUC purchases that relate to vehicles now parked up as a result of the Level 4 lockdown. NZTA's Kelvin Lloyd, the convener...

ContainerCo managing director Ken Harris said exporters and importers continue to take the brunt of global shipping disruptions and the latest level 4 lockdown in New Zealand will have...

Is there light at the end of the tunnel, or is it a train? Despite NZ releasing news of additional Covid-19 cases, the following news stories have been taken off the net from some very...

As the COVID-19 global pandemic spread, falling prices for crude oil, milk, and meat led to a drop in producers’ costs of production in the June 2020 quarter, Stats NZ said today.Read More
As Auckland heads into a new Level 3 in response to community transfer of Covid-19, a lot of questions remain unanswered for the business community, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief execu...

Each day seems to bring more confusion about New Zealand’s roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine, and the safety of our border given the lack of tracking of testing and vaccination for bord...

With NZ slipping back into level 4 lockdown (and Auckland likely to be at this level for 7-days), this triggers the wage subsidy scheme.

Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson say...

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says critical state highway maintenance work will continue to be carried out in order to ensure the safe movement of essential goods and to provide supp...

With the worldwide spread of Covid-19, 2020 has been a tough year in all ways, including psychologically.

When Governments and international organisations are throwing around...

Chevron and Cummins announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore a strategic alliance to develop commercially viable business opportunities in hydrogen and other alternativ...

Cummins has completed its acquisition of Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS) from Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

Jacobs Vehicle Systems is a supplier of engine braking, cylinder deactiva...

Cummins and Isuzu have widened the scope of their recent collaboration to partner on a prototype medium-duty, battery electric truck intended for demonstration in North America later t...

A key personnel appointment at Cummins New Zealand this week sees Jade Whiteman announced as the new On-highway Business Manager.

Jade takes over the role from Eric Carswell, who...

Cummins has taken a minority stake in Sion Power Corporation in a move to accelerate the development of new battery technology for electric commercial vehicles.

Sion is a leading...

Cummins has signed an agreement to acquire Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS), a subsidiary of Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

JVS is a supplier of engine braking, cylinder deactivation,...

In a strategic move to strengthen its ability to meet zero-emissions challenges, Cummins Inc. has this week announced plans to acquire global drivetrain leader Meritor, Inc.

The ...

Cummins reports it will be launching a set of software features and is collaborating with multiple technology companies to integrate its powertrains with the Automated Driving System (...

As more and more truck and transport operations embrace the efficiencies and ease that comes with online business solutions, Toll's confirmation that it was the target of a Ransomware ...

Recently announced in the Northern Hemisphere - DAF is introducing the Ultimate Package, consisting of a range of desirable features that even further improve the industry-leading efficie...
In order to help drivers to enhance the fuel efficiency of their truck thereby lowering CO2 emissions, DAF Trucks is launching an app that can optimize driving behaviour via the driver&rs...

DAF is the latest company to build a fully electric truck in cooperation with its compatriot VDL, specialists in vehicle electrification.

The CF Electric is a 4x2 tractor unit...

DAF Trucks is taking the next step in the development of electric drivelines by doubling the range of the DAF CF Electric with VDL e-power technology to more than 200 kilometres. In addit...

DAF sets a new standard with an entirely new line-up of trucks. The new XF, XG and XG+ offer the highest quality, 10% improved fuel efficiency, a full suite of passive and active safet...

DAF Trucks introduces the LF Electric, a 19 tonne fully electric distribution truck for urban applications. The state-of-the-art vehicle offers a range of up to 280 kilometres.

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DAF Trucks strengthened its position as a global commercial vehicle manufacturer in 2020. Market share in the European heavy duty (16 tonne+) segment grew to 16.3%, the latest generati...

International recognition for ‘outstanding design and innovation’
The DAF CF and XF model ranges have won the prestigious international Good Design Awards for their &lsq...

Daimler Truck and BP Advanced Mobility Ltd will work together in the roll-out of a hydrogen network to support the decarbonisation of UK freight transport.

Under their memorandum...

The cost of building a battery-powered truck will “forever be higher” than a similar internal combustion engine, the head of the world’s largest truck manufacturer has warned, as the w...

Daimler Truck is building a demonstration charging park for electric trucks at its Worth am Rhein manufacturing site. 

The objective is to introduce truck customers to the f...

Daimler Truck is strengthening its global research and development resources by creating a product engineering and IT centre in Bangalore, India.

The Daimler Truck Innovation Cen...

Daimler has announced it has  sold off the last of its factory owned dealerships, revealing that its Huntingwood dealership in Sydney’s West has been offloaded to the US owned Vel...

The first series production units of the new Mercedes-Benz eActros began rolling off the production line at Daimler Truck’s Worth am Rein, Germany plant earlier this month.

Produ...

Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific will start a new chapter in New Zealand from April 1, 2020, working directly with dealerships to ensure local customers are able to receive opti...

Daimler Truck AG will become a major anchor shareholder in German high-tech engineering company Manz AG (https://www.manz.com) through a capital increase of around ten percent, subject...

The joint development of sophisticated truck-focused batteries and supply agreed beyond 2030

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Daimler Truck AG and lithium-ion battery manufacturer...

Daimler Truck AG is consistently driving forward series production of fuel cells with Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG. In the past ten years, experts from Daimler have alread...

Daimler Truck becomes an independent business entity and lists on the Frankfurt stock exchange later today.

December 10 is Capital Market Day for Daimler Truck AG which is separa...

Daimler Trucks is focusing on hydrogen-powered fuel-cells for the electrification of its vehicles for flexible and demanding long-haul transport. It aims to achieve ranges of up to 1,0...

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced the proprietary Detroit ePowertrain to power the upcoming Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2. It is part of Daimler Trucks’ g...

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced that the Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2 are now available to order. The eCascadia and eM2 are the first all-electric tr...

Daimler Truck AG will become a fully independent entity by the end of the year following shareholder approval at a virtual Extraordinary General Meeting last Friday.

The spin-off...

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), has unveiled the BharatBenz ‘BSafe Express’, a specialized reefer truck designed for the safe transportation of COVID-19 vaccines. Equipped wi...

The 2022 Dakar Rally which starts on January 1 will challenge competitors with more than 8000km of mostly desert terrain in Saudi Arabia.

The route through the dunes, mountains a...

This summer will be like no other on New Zealand roads and a perfect storm is forming that has us very concerned about safety for truck drivers.

Lots of things are brewing that w...

One important thing the Covid-19 experience has taught us so far is the value of data. A lot of figures get thrown around daily but the important ones are the percentages – what ...

After 13 years in the role, David Aitken is to step down as CEO of National Road Carriers Association (NRC), the national organisation that provides advice and advocacy to road transpo...

"We've all learned a lot from the Covid-19 experience so far. No matter how resilient a business thought they were, months of no work, or severely reduced business, hits the bottom lin...

"Debate on legalising recreational cannabis is hotting up, as the general election on 19 September nears. It will be put to a referendum vote," says Nick Leggett, CEO, Road Transport F...

Further consolidation is likely if the road freight industry is to make a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions according to new research from Westpac NZ’s economic team.

West...

The Maritime Union says New Zealand is facing a deepening crisis in our maritime supply chain, which requires bold thinking and speedy action to fix.

Maritime Union of New Zealan...

Delays are likely on State Highway 2 north of Napier at Bayview from next week.

Road surface improvements and line marking on the Bayview site is set to get underway on Monday 24...

Significant State Highway 2 delays are expected this weekend at Mount Maunganui.

State Highway 2 (SH2) between Bayfair roundabout and Te Maunga intersection is scheduled to close...

With New Zealand’s woefully low vaccination rate, the arrival of the Delta strain of Covid-19 was always going to be a problem.

It came, not via the Trans-Tasman bubble, but as i...

A design consortium has been selected to prepare final designs for the upgraded Interislander ferry terminals in Wellington and Picton.

The ferry terminal upgrades are part of th...

"This Government is very good at making big announcements, but delivery has proved to be its Achilles heel. 10,000 KiwiBuild homes promised, but not able to be delivered. Auckland's li...

The impact caused by Covid-19 has created unprecedented and lasting effects within the trucking and transport community, inadvertently changing how the industry may operate for years t...

DHL Freight, one of the leading road freight providers in Europe, and Volvo Trucks have partnered to speed up the introduction of heavy duty electric trucks to be used for regional tra...

Freightliner has revealed a new-look Digital Dashboard for its Cascadia conventional truck at the Brisbane Truck Show. Cascadia will be the first conventional truck to be available wit...

Once again, this week we saw the lengths truck drivers will go to, to get essential goods where they need to go.

Canterbury got to be the region of two halves when flooding compr...

"With media around the world focused, it seems, solely on the subject of the global pandemic Covid-19, it is easy to forget that life goes on and there is a general election in New Zea...

Don’t panic buy and don’t contemplate substitutes or vehicle modifications.

That’s the advice from Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting NZ regarding a possible shortage of AdBlue (diesel...

What with increased compliance demands, driver shortages and angry bulls, the livestock industry is hard enough at the best of times, however, not only does ORT’s director Don Wilson r...

There’s a new sponsor and a wider focus for the Transport Imaging Awards poster that is a monthly feature of New Zealand Truck & Driver magazine.

Double Coin Tyres has secured th...

DAF scooped double success when the International Truck of the Year (IToY) awards were presented last week at the Solutrans truck and transport exhibition in France. 

The ne...

KiwiRail is taking the next step to procure a new generation of Cook Strait ferries which will increase the capacity on this vital transport link, and increase its resilience.
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"As the world stays at home to curb the spread of Covid-19, truck drivers continue under greater pressures and isolation both inside and outside the cab. Under normal circumstances, pr...

Drivesure Vehicle Testing has recently commenced operation of their first heavy vehicle testing facility at their Henderson Supersite in Moselle Avenue.

“The addition of heavy ve...

Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand (Transporting New Zealand) and Teletrac Navman are bringing a ground-breaking initiative to the road transport industry in New Zealand to drive...

Before going on its extended summer break, the New Zealand Government declared a climate emergency; another crisis to add to the “to do list” for the year of delivery, when they return...

Disbelief and shock were Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai’s first reactions to news that four laning to Marsden Point, a regional transport priority for more than 10 years, has been struck f...

The passing of the Land Transport (Drug Driving) Amendment Bill in Parliament this week has been welcomed as a win for road safety.

“We have supported this law since 2019 when it...

Increasingly stringent emissions standards for diesel engines will require the adoption of additional technologies.

Power management company Eaton says cylinder deactivation (CDA...

FUSO's fully electric eCanter was well received by members of parliament during its visit to the Beehive.

Associate Minister for Transport Julie Anne Genter, who is also the min...

The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) has announced the criteria and timing for Rounds 3 and 4 of the Low Emission Transport Fund (LETF) grant scheme.

Andrew Case...

“In the past 12 months, eight people have died on State Highway 5, or the Napier to Taupō road. That’s a stark statistic and frankly, a national disgrace. This is a national i...

Team Penske and long-time partner Freightliner, part of Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), made history by using the pre-production, fully-electric Freightliner eCascadia semi-truck t...

Mack Trucks has demonstrated the Mack LR Electric, a fully electric version of the Mack LR refuse model, to officials from the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) at the Alle...

Mercedes-Benz Vans is preparing for the New Zealand launch of its e-van line-up by partnering with NZ Post for a local trial programme early next year.

The new eSprinter and eVit...

Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF Announce Electric Vehicle Production Availability
Kenworth K270E and T680E, Peterbilt models 579EV, 220EV and 520EV, and DAF CF Electric zero emissions t...
Transport buyers, cities and consumers are having a strong pull effect on the shift of the heavy transport industry to sustainable transport solutions, particularly electrification. This ...

Those who sell parts and repair trucks might feel uneasy when reports emerge about a coming generation of electric trucks.

There are reportedly about 33% fewer parts to cons...

Volvo FH has  set a new distance record  for an electric truck covering 1,099km on a single charge.

Three European companies including Swiss logistics operation DPD Swi...

Battery-packs will continue to account for over half of total forecast component revenue Strong price erosion predicted for all types of powertrain due to tough market competition Over...

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is encouraging the use of a new electronic traffic control system that improves safety for roadside operators. It's called eSTOP.

It's been...

I’ve lingered long and hard over the topic of this week’s blog.

The growing public murmurings have led me to say what I’m feeling, and I know many others are feeling it too. Elim...

"The driver shortage in the road freight transport industry is well known. Since I started at the Road Transport Forum (RTF) just over a year ago, many operators have talked to me abou...

Covid-19 has taught businesses the world over the need for an open mind and agility.

If we are looking for an upside of the virus that has crippled the world for a year and a hal...

Companies are being encouraged to sign up for Road Safety Week 2020 (9-15 November), and join hundreds of communities, schools and organisations running activities to raise awareness of r...

The Government's withdrawal of its twin track Auckland Light Rail project is to be congratulated, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says.

"It's a gutsy...

Entries are now open for the seventh annual Australasian Fleet Champions Awards. Brake, the road safety charity organises the awards through its Global Fleet Champions initiative and i...

EROAD’s Clarity Dashcam is designed to help improve safety, enabling coaching and prevention, and in cases where an accident has happened, proof of facts.

EROAD announc...

EROAD CEO Steven Newman resigned with immediate effect on Friday 8 April and Mark Heine, General Counsel at EROAD has stepped in as acting CEO.

Steven has dedicated 17 years to g...

Transportation technology services company EROAD Limited has announced that it has added further management talent to support its growth ambitions within North America and Australia.Read More

Seeing Machines, the advanced computer vision technology company that designs AI-powered operator monitoring systems to improve transport safety, announces that EROAD will integrate Se...

Tim has extensive experience in the technology sector, with a particular focus on SaaS. As both a founder and leader, Tim has built a track record of successful platform and revenue growt...

What does working from home really look like? In a not too distant past, the cranny nook or kitchen table were ideal, but it's a different story now that there's others in the househol...

Transportation technology services company EROAD Limited has announced that it has signed its largest Australian enterprise customer, Ventia.

Ventia is one of the largest essenti...

EROAD has announced that they have entered into a conditional agreement to acquire 100% of Coretex Limited, a telematics supplier focused on specialist verticals and delivering enterpr...

“The government’s announcement of work to continue to build on New Zealand’s world-leading RUC system, expanding the use of GPS-technology to simplify how roads are paid for is welcome...

Geemac Trading (NZ) Limited (agents for ISRINGHAUSEN drivers seats, which are commonly found in most trucks built around the world) remains open during the lockdown period in order to ...

It's often the little things that are the biggest problem, in a letter to all, Malcolm McLeod Truck driver for StraitNZ Linehaul Ltd, highlights a number ...

Making its worldwide debut at Fieldays this year was ETrucks E700 6x4 Tractor with ‘battery swap’ technology and Director Ross Linton couldn’t be happier.

Linton explains “you ca...

Cameras on the roof frame and displays at the A-pillars: the new Actros is easy to recognise at first glance due to the missing rearview and wide-angle mirrors. The advantages of the n...

Romeo Power and Wrightspeed, both California-based companies, have announced plans to accelerate electrification in the bus, and medium and heavy duty truck market.

The companies...

To reduce the trauma of road crashes caused by drug impaired drivers, an Independent Expert Panel on Drug Driving has proposed criminal limits and blood infringement thresholds for 25 ...

Higher export prices for dairy, kiwifruit, and logs in the June 2020 quarter helped push overall export prices to their highest level since the series began, Stats NZ said today.
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Two manufacturing brands are joining forces to operate out of a new production facility at 32 Kaimiro Street in Te Rapa.

After more than 40 years of operating from Great Sou...

In Wellington it’s termed the “Friday dump”, when the Government puts out a press release it doesn’t want too much media attention on. Friday is a bit of an outlier in the media cycle,...

Quite a lot of what the Road Transport Forum (RTF) does for the industry is behind the scenes around the corridors of power in Wellington.

A lot of informal discussions and meeti...

New Zealand Truck & Driver Magazine makes a big start to 2022 with the February issue, available next week, headlined by New Zealand’s first test of Scania’s new 770 S flagship.

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The absence of COVID isn’t the only thing we miss about 2019. As current record-high fuel prices continue to break the banks of New Zealand transport companies everywhere, we reflect f...

The first of Hyundai New Zealand’s five new fuel cell electric XCIENT trucks arrived this week ahead of a local hydrogen demonstration programme next year.

Hyundai NZ will conver...

Regular log trains will begin running between Wairoa and Napier Port following completion of the new log yard in Wairoa. "Moving forwards, now that our logging yard consents are in pla...

On Friday 20 May, Waka Kotahi joined our partners Hōkai Nuku to bless the Arawhiti ki Ōkahu viaduct and artworks as part of opening the southern connection of Ara Tūhono which will giv...

Fletcher Building company Firth is celebrating its journey to Tikanga Māori and Pasifika culture with a bold new concrete truck, about to hit the roads in Auckland.

Firth Gen...

Three weeks of works to replace a section of State Highway 5 in the Fitzgerald Glade area, between Tirau and Rotorua, will start from Monday November 22.

Waka Kotahi NZ Tran...

Fleet managers from across the region will tomorrow learn from industry experts how to get staff to drive company vehicles like they own them.

Fleet Day 2018, held by Waikato ...

Easy, effective and reliable. That’s how Herberts Transport summarises their experience with Teletrac Navman’s fleet management solution. 

Herberts Transport ...

Fleet operators and suppliers are invited to attend the next virtual roundtable from Brake, the road safety charity’s Global Fleet Champions initiative, which will look at issues and s...

Fleet operators are encouraged to attend the latest free fleet safety webinar from Brake, the road safety charity’s Global Fleet Champions initiative, which will focus on developments ...

The issue of bulk material clinging to the inside of a tipper slowing down the unloading process is something common to many operators carting bulk products like fertiliser, manure, stock...
Whether you’re carting dry, dusty material or sticky, wet slurry a Flow-Easy vibrator will speed up the vacuum tanker unloading process providing an efficient, safe and controlled l...

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley acknowledges the action taken by Fonterra to reduce its payment times to small and medium suppliers and contractors.

"Fon...

It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Road Transport Forum (RTF) as we work to keep up with the Government’s short consultation timeframes on major changes that will impact the ro...

The Government is taking action in line with the advice of the Climate Change Commission to increase the uptake of low emission vehicles by introducing a range of measures that will he...

The latest in a series of free Global Fleet Champions webinars from Brake, the international road safety charity, will focus on vehicle procurement and maintenance.

Fleet operato...

"Let's Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) is a misnomer for road freight transport and the purpose of the capital city's airport and sea port connections to the rest of the world are seeming...

This is the premier annual freight conference that will capture the major economic and regulatory trends shaping New Zealand’s freight and fuels landscape. This 2-day conference is ...

New Zealand's Cameron Nicol has been announced as the Freightliner Australia Pacific Technician of the Year.

In the road transport industry a lot of focus is put on the driver...

Freightliner Australia Pacific has announced Rhett Beere’s appointment as National Sales and Operations Manager.

Mr Beere has worked within the automotive industry for more than ...

The 38-vehicle fleet of battery-electric Freightliner eCascadias and eM2s have surpassed 500,000 miles in real-world operation by Freightliner customers, who include some of the largest p...

TESLA AND TECHNOKING ELON MUSK MIGHT get all the attention for the all-electric Tesla Semi, but they're far from the only manufacturer looking to make big rigs go electric.

Freig...

Like lots of Kiwi kids, Hamish Bennett has fond memories of making brrrrrmm brrrrrmm   engine noises while playing with trucks in the sandpit. Unlike lots of other kids though, ...

FTXT Energy Technology, a Great Wall Motor (GWM) subsidiary, along with partners Dayun, Dongfeng and Foton, have successfully delivered a fleet of 100 hydrogen heavy trucks for the Xio...

Auckland councillors have voted to bring in an 11.5 cent-per-litre regional fuel tax to fund the government's contentious transport plan for Auckland City.

Following a hea...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a major package of reforms, which include an early opening of New Zealand’s border and a simplification of immigration settings, to address ...

The programme ahead for April and May includes:

11-14 April: SH1-Ngāruawāhia section, full closure of south-bound lanes for gantry and sign installation, 7pm-6am, detour is from ...

Helping drivers get home safely every day – Active Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, an Electronic Braking System and Electronic Stability Control make New Zealand's mos...

After five years of preparation in New Zealand and more than three million kilometres of road testing internationally, FUSO is thrilled to announce the arrival of six of the world’s fi...

FUSO eCanter’s first New Zealand adopters, including Mainfreight, Bidfood, Toll, Owens Transport and Vector OnGas, joined representatives from government and infrastructure for a speci...

The New Zealand truck market (GVM above 4.5 tonnes) powered to its best February result on record according to NZTA provisional registration data.

February registrations of 455 n...

An end of year sales surge propelled Fuso to New Zealand’s top-selling new truck brand in 2021 – ending 21 years of market leadership by Isuzu.

The two Japanese marques had battl...

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation launches fuel-cell concept Canter.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has unveiled the next step towards its goal of...

The January Commercial registrations (4501-Max GVM) have been released and Fuso has leapfrogged Isuzu to take pole position. In all, 265 vehicles were registered for the month (down fr...

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assault on Ukraine is sending shock waves around the world.

As is always the case with war, supply chains will be impacted and there will be fu...

Council has reached another important milestone in its $54.2m Provincial Growth Fund local roading package, completing its $10m improved network resilience project on time and within budg...

Gatik and Isuzu North America Corporation have agreed to collaborate on a project to develop and evaluate fully autonomous medium-duty trucks. Gatik is the industry leader in automatin...

French technology pioneer Gaussin says its new H2 Racing Truck - set to debut in January’s Dakar Rally - is the forerunner to a full range of zero emission, 100% hydrogen and electric ...

French special vehicle manufacturer Gaussin is entering a strategic partnership with Nexport to distribute its range of electric and hydrogen vehicles in Australia and New Zealand.

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Global freight forwarder Gebrüder Weiss has opened a new office for air and sea freight services in Christchurch. This is the second location, after Auckland, that the globally activ...

Associate Transport Minister and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter will travel to Leipzig, Germany on Sunday to attend the International Transport Forum Summit.

The 2018 Inte...

GEODIS, a leading global transport and logistics operator, has announced a strategic move to a new facility at Auckland Airport, following strong and sustained growth in the New Zealan...

New Zealand’s first ever trial of using safety cameras to better understand the scale of distracted driving gets underway tomorrow.

The six-month Waka Kotahi trial will kick off ...

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been busy asking questions of any government person I can find to ensure the road freight transport industry can be as prepared as possible for the wa...

"Sometimes, it's the small things that Governments do that have the biggest impact," says Nick Leggett, CEO, Road Transport Forum

Last month, Employment Minister Willie Jack...

Wins can be made right now to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from road freight transport, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett.

In its submission o...

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on supply chains and thrown off economic forecasts, setting up a shortage of computer chips that is pushing up prices for a host of products and forcing ...

Monday’s government announcement for Auckland to move to the orange traffic light setting later this month, under the new Covid Protection Framework, is welcome news for the second ann...

Banning truck access to Wellington’s Golden Mile could seriously harm the city’s economy, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says.

“If ...

With 20,000 trucks out and about on congested New Zealand roads on a typical day, it is important that things run smoothly for drivers, so their cargo reaches its destination on time. ...

Inflation, and with it, living costs and wages, are on their way up. This is not good news and many who weren’t around in the 1970s and 1980s, when inflation rates peaked above 12 perc...

"If we are looking on the bright side, one of the things that has come out of the Covid-19 lockdown is a greater understanding from Government of the importance of trucks, and the intr...

The first of the government’s NZ Upgrade Programme projects in Auckland will go into construction within weeks with the award of a contract to widen the Southern Motorway from Papakura...

“PACCAR reported strong revenues and net income for the third quarter of 2020,” said Preston Feight, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s third quarter results refle...

Without good roads few of the infrastructure goals laid out by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission will be realised, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett....

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced a multi-year, multi-million-dollar program supported by the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD), the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and B...

New Zealand is a step closer to a more resilient, competitive, and sustainable coastal shipping sector following the selection of preferred suppliers for new and enhanced coastal shipp...

The Government has announced a suite of new measures to provide relief for small and medium-sized businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, writes the NRC

Finance Minister Gr...

(Information courtesy of the NRC) On the 17th March 2020, Government announced a business package to assist all businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. As of Monday, March 23rd 2...

Budget 2022 will see an estimated 64,000 New Zealanders benefit from improved access to driver licensing testing and training Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni...

Life is about to get a lot more expensive and our industry is in the Government’s sights for collecting cash.

While we were pleased to see Transport Minister Michael Wood come ou...

I write this on the eve of a big change for New Zealand – on Friday, 3 December we switch to the Covid-19 Protection Framework, or traffic light system.  

Our lives will be ...

The Government is giving more support to clean up how New Zealanders move around with approval for 22 new low-emission transport projects, announced by the Energy and Resources Ministe...

The Government today announced funding for two major roading projects in Auckland.

One is Penlink, in the north, providing a new route between the Whangaparaoa Peninsula and ...

As the Omicron numbers start to move to more than 1,000 a day, the testing system in New Zealand is showing the strain.

Transporting New Zealand is well aware of the frustration ...

A battery swapping station for electric trucks is among exciting new low emission transport projects getting government co-funding, Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods has ann...

Two media articles this week made us even more concerned about the state of roads in New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s intentions for them.

Firstly, we read that ...

The Government needs a clearer position on transport decarbonisation and to be more realistic about the societal impacts while reducing emissions, says Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief...

“The Government has proved that sometimes electric doesn’t cut it and you just need a diesel,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court.

“In Written Questions from the ACT P...

The Government has made it easier for New Zealanders who want to train in industries where demand is expected to grow as the country recovers from COVID-19.

The Targeted Tra...

A more resilient, productive and lower carbon freight and supply chain sector that will play a pivotal role in growing the economy, and future proof it from further international shock...

The potential for upgrading and expanding rail north of Auckland will be investigated, as part of a package targeting Northland's growth, Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Associate ...

The Government is delivering on its first tranche of election promises to take action on climate change with a raft of measures that will help meet New Zealand’s 2050 carbon neutral ta...

The Government has extended support to the aviation sector through to the end of October 2021 to help keep New Zealand connected with trade partners and maintain international passenge...

The new Ara Tūhono – Puhoi to Warkworth motorway north of Auckland will not be tolled when it opens next year, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced.

The new road will ex...

As a result of the Delta outbreak, driver licences, Warrants of Fitness (WoFs), Certificates of Fitness (CoFs), vehicle licences (‘regos’) and licence endorsements that expired on or a...

The Government will deliver another slap in the face to motorists when it adds another 4c per litre to the cost of fuel, National's Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

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Scania has now issued its first green bond. About 30 Nordic banks, insurance companies and pension fund managers participated. The bidding resulted in Scania raising loans totalling SE...

The first Freightliner Cascadia to land in New Zealand has hit the road for McKillop Contracting.

Alex ‘Tex’ McKillop was keen to get into the all-new conventional truck, which l...

Tranzliquid Logistics director and owner Greg Pert, from Tauranga, has been appointed chair of the Road Transport Forum Board of Directors.
 
Pert replaces Neil Reid, who...
The Mill Road transport project in southern Auckland is stepping up work to confirm the preferred route for construction to start in stages from late 2022.

The project will u...

Construction of New Zealand’s first high-capacity green hydrogen refuelling station starts in Palmerston North this week.

The site, adjacent to Palmerston North Airport, is the f...

Drivers who travel through Haast, South Westland, after 10pm at night will face delays of up to an hour in the week starting next week.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is doing m...

The 2021 Mobil 1 Delvac New Zealand Road Transport Hall of Fame event in Invercargill later this month has become a virtual gala due to the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown uncertainties.

...

Organisers of the Mobil 1 NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame are pressing ahead with planning in the face of ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty.

The 2021 hall of fame evening was originall...

The 2021 Mobil 1 Delvac New Zealand Road Transport Hall of Fame will be held as a virtual event this evening.

Covid-19 restrictions cancelled the annual black-tie gala dinner at ...

Six new inductees joined the Mobil 1 Delvac New Zealand Road Transport Hall of Fame last Friday night.

The ongoing Covid-19 disruptions demanded a livestream announcement in plac...

The continued delays and uncertainty on Transmission Gully's progress must be explained says the Porirua Chamber of Commerce.

"Currently the community is in the dark –...

Hammar has released the world’s first electric powered sideloader and plans to offer the new, environmentally friendlier option to customers in New Zealand.

The move follows succ...

Northern Forklifts, NZ's Hangcha distributor, are delighted to announce the arrival of Hangcha's new premium Lithium Ion powered model.

The Hangcha XC is a premium performan...

The Government’s lack of urgency with a second harbour crossing for Auckland shows how misguided it is when it comes to the needs of the city and New Zealand’s economy.

“Auckland...

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee is calling for public submissions on its inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland.

Congestion pricing involves implementing a charge...

It's well documented in the news media regarding lack of stock problems brought onto businesses because of Covid. And it’s not just one industry, it's all of them and that’s w...
Here we are again, staring down the Covid-19 virus while trying to keep businesses and the economy going.
 
We had hoped the “all of Government” team that res...

Heartland Bank last week announced its partnership with Hino Distributors NZ to create Hino Finance. The service will offer online finance options for those wanting to purchase new...

One of the ways Fonterra is helping to keep people safe during COVID-19 is by making more of their high-grade ethanol available to companies who use it in the production of sanitiser p...

The detour and temporary roundabout near Hinuera has been removed this week with the opening of the newly constructed Manawapou Bridge across the Mangawhero Stream on State Highway 27....

A bridge replacement south of Matamata requires a detour on State Highway 27 for the next three months. 

State Highway 27 south of Matamata is being detoured from January 13...

A contract has been awarded to repair the Mangaotama Stream bridge on State Highway 39 south of Ngahinapouri.

The weight restriction on the bridge came into force from November 1...

Experience gained during early completion of a Taranaki roading project is expected to be applied again in 2022.

Last week nearly 4,000 cones and road signs were removed from Sta...

While an opening date has yet to be confirmed for the new Transmission Gully section of State Highway 1 north of Wellington, there is a date for the official change of highway designat...

A schedule of urgent repair works has started for the Hikuai River bridge on State Highway 25 south of Tairua, on the Coromandel Peninsula.

The first phase of work began on Wedne...

Hino Australia has announced it has launched the next germination of its telematics technology, Hino-Connect, saying it will deliver customers of its newly updated  700 Series &nb...

With the aim of giving business a boost, Hino NZ and Heartland bank have partnered to provide an improved finance offering. Payments on new Hino Trucks can now be deferred for 365 days...

Hino USA has been awarded a grant provided by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), a Japanese governmental agency, to promote new technology for en...

Scheduled to be released in Japan in mid-2022, the Hino Dutro Z EV is Hino Motors Ltd’s first full-scale electric vehicle (EV) and is designed for the ‘last mile deliveries’.

Thi...

Hino is chasing Dakar Rally success in 2022 with a new racing truck derived from its bonneted 600 Series and boosted by a hybrid powertrain.

The new Dakar truck to be campaigned ...

Japanese Global automotive giant, Toyota, has announced it intends to manufacture fuel cell modules at its massive Kentucky auto-assembly plant for use in zero-emission trucks and heav...

New Zealand’s Hiringa Energy and US-based HYZON Motors Inc. have signed a Heads of Agreement that secures access for Hiringa and its fleet partners to the supply of zero emission He...

For those that may have missed the news - The Holden brand will be retired from sales in Australia and New Zealand and local design and engineering operations will wind down by 2021, G...

“It’s election season and the promises are rolling in. Whoever the public of New Zealand vote in to lead us for the next three years, they must demand delivery on those promis...

This week, the Government has made a number of announcements about how it will deal with the Omicron outbreak in New Zealand.

Unfortunately, the plans have not been well articula...

Waikato electricity lines company WEL Networks has added a hybrid technology live line elevating work platform (EWP) truck to its fleet.

Chief Executive Garth Dibley says the...

ASKO and Scania celebrate the start of operations of four hydrogen gas trucks with electric driveline and of ASKO's hydrogen gas station in Trondheim, Norway.

There is no ...

Fresh from its CO2 emissions-free debut run in the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, the pioneering Gaussin H2 Racing Truck is now being exhibited internationally.

G...

Korean automotive giant, Hyundai, says hydrogen is essential for cutting carbon emissions from transportation, especially heavy-duty trucks, and intends to roll out a cheaper, smaller ...

But first the New Zealand Market - Hyundai New Zealand is expecting to receive its first XCIENT Fuel Cell in Q4. It will then undergo local modifications to suit New Zealand requiremen...

The Hyzon fuel-cell electric heavy truck marque set to arrive on New Zealand roads in 2022 is reporting 87 deliveries in 2021. The number represents global commercial sales agreements ...

Hyzon Motors Inc. (“Hyzon”) and New Zealand’s Hiringa Energy (“Hiringa”) are pleased to announce the two companies have signed a vehicle supply agreement, with Hyzon commissioned to bu...

Hyzon Motors Inc., a leading global supplier of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy vehicles, has appointed investment and business development veteran John Edgley to lead t...

The first Hyzon hydrogen fuel cell trucks to be operated in phase one of Hiringa Refuelling’s hydrogen network project are expected to reach New Zealand in mid-2022. 

Heavy ...

The road transport industry is concerned that we are not seeing an investment in roading from this Government; in fact, Transport Minister Michael Wood made it pretty clear this week t...

Six inductees were welcomed to the Mobil Delvac 1 NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame at a gala dinner held at the spectacular Bill Richardson Transport World in Invercargill. Among those hono...

A report released by the Sustainable Business Council’s (SBC) Freight Group sets out an ambitious but achievable 30-year pathway to progressively decarbonise New Zealand’s freight syst...

"The penny is starting to drop that New Zealand is in a precarious economic position we may not recover from for decades. There's a big difference between saying building infrastructur...

The civil construction and infrastructure industry has teamed up with government, industry bodies and employers to help meet New Zealand’s infrastructural skills challenge.

The I...

A battery electric heavy truck hauled a loaded semi-trailer from Auckland to Hamilton last week in the latest phase of an on-road EV test programme.

Auckland-based distributor Et...

Pressure on the Interislander ferry service was relieved at the weekend when Aratere returned to sailing on the Cook Strait link.

The KiwiRail freight and passenger service acros...

From 15 December, all passengers aged 12 years and older travelling on KiwiRail’s Interislander will be required to show proof of either double-vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test ...

The Maritime Union says New Zealand’s shipping woes have now become worse, with the Interislander line having two thirds of its fleet going off line.

Two Cook Strait Interislande...

New spec allows increased load potential to maximize efficiency and improve customer's bottom line.

International Truck has introduced a new lightweight spec for its Interna...

The NZ Transport Agency says forecast bad weather has required it to postpone the final transformation of the Landing Drive roundabout on SH20A to Auckland Airport into an intersec...

Here at National Road Carriers Assn, we are excited to announce that we can now text our members starting from today and by now you should have received the introduction text. This new...

The Parts Hub is open for business – providing OE and quality aftermarket parts for the commercial vehicle sector, alongside a highly professional dismantling operation.

Launched...

On 30 June 2021, Mercedes-Benz Trucks celebrated the world première of its battery-electric eActros for heavy-duty short-radius distribution. 

With the first series-produced...

Just launched in Europe, Scania’s new V8 engines not only offer record level power but vastly improved fuel efficiency as well. 

Although Kiwi truckers will have t...
The Straitline R&D team have been researching tensioner designs for the last few years, but the design effort for the Straitline Tensioner started in early 2019. We wanted an easy to ...

"The Government's $1.2 billion rail investment in Budget 2020 will help KiwiRail attract more customers and get more freight on rail," KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says.<...

A regional fuel tax will be nothing more than a stop gap measure to start funding Auckland's much needed road infrastructure upgrade, according to the National Road Carriers Associat...

Isuzu Trucks, the market leading heavy commercial vehicle brand in Australia, today announced that it has deployed HERE Navigation, an off-the-shelf navigation solution for embedded in...

Aiming to Help Address Transport Difficulties and Achieve Carbon Neutrality, Isuzu Motors Limited, (Isuzu), Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino), and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced th...

The New Zealand new truck market may just be on its way back to normal with the March NZ Transport Agency registration statistics showing 503 (4.5 tonnes to maximum GVM) registrations ...

With Covid-19 lockdown well in place for NZ last year, April 2020 saw just 89 total registrations and 1134 YTD, making it hard to compare YOY, however, it seems that New Zealand is now...

Isuzu Trucks has done it again, claiming the triple crown as Number One supplier of new light, medium and heavy commercial trucks for 2019. In doing so, Isuzu achieved an unprecedente...

Isuzu Trucks has claimed the title as the leading brand of new truck sold in New Zealand - for an incredible 21st year in a row.

“We certainly realised that during challenging ti...

Isuzu, the leading supplier of new Trucks in New Zealand for 21-consecutive years, has released details of the new N Series range.

The popular Light-Duty Truck is now more specif...

Isuzu Trucks has announced the winners of the annual Grandmaster awards, the accolade presented to the best performing dealerships in the nationwide network.

“2020 was a rather u...

Isuzu Trucks New Zealand is strengthening its service dealer network, with the appointment of a new Invercargill-based Service Centre partner.

“We recognise that having a strong ...

Isuzu New Zealand has released details of eight new N-Series models, offering many new features and benefits to customers. The NMR range builds on the already very popular N-Series mo...

Isuzu Truck dealerships around the country will welcome customers back to their premises from this Thursday as the nation moves to Covid-19 Alert Level 2.

All authorised dea...

The November issue of New Zealand Truck & Driver magazine, available this week, sees the introduction of a new regular section in which New Zealand’s political parties are invited to p...

The Road Transport Forum wants to inject some realism into the climate change debate with our response to the He Pou a Rangi, Climate Change Commission (CCC) 2021 draft advice for cons...

The partnership between the global commercial vehicles manufacturer and the US-based group specializing in zero-emission Class 8 heavy-duty trucks and related energy solutions is about...

IVECO, the commercial vehicle brand of CNH Industrial N.V. has announced that it is ready to resume production at its plants in Italy and Spain, which had been temporarily closed in Ma...

Iveco’s local arm has introduced its own telematics system for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Following what it calls an extensive local development phase, the...

Sponsoring The Blues has led to a collaboration between two of the team’s commercial partners that will help introduce industry standard equipment to the next generation of automotive ...

As a result of the Government announcement regarding the planned move to Alert Level 3 at 12 noon on 12th August 2020, IVECO Trucks NZ has the below operational guidelines currently in pl...

IVECO's all-new Euro6 ACCO model will be launched in the coming months.

The new range – of which several models are currently undertaking real-world trials with select...

Autotrasporti Perrotti present “The Queen” and “The Princess”

IVECO S-Way vehicles become muses in a customisation project for Perrotti, which wanted to pay homage to the determi...

Silicon Valley-based self-driving truck pioneer Plus (formerly Plus.ai) is  partnering with Iveco to integrate autonomous technology into Iveco’s latest-generation ...

As part of an ongoing operational review following its transition to standalone manufacturer and distributor of ‘on-highway’ assets, Iveco Group has announced that it will assume full ...

This month Iveco celebrated the launch of their new MYIVECO app following the trend of truck manufacturers integrating products with the 'internet-of-things'.

The MYIVECO app ...

IVECO ON is the new umbrella name that integrates a world of services and transport solutions designed to optimize the customers’ productivity and TCO, while looking after the drive...

The “IVECO Ambassador” programme aims to raise awareness of the brand’s values on different themes. The programme is kicking off with the Sustainability theme, with the first Ambassado...

IVECO New Zealand has appointed Barry Woods to the position of Dealer Principal – New Zealand, effective 15th July 2021.

IVECO ANZ Managing Director, Michael May said Barry has b...

Netherlands-based Team de Rooy, which represents the Iveco marque in the Dakar Rally, is developing an electrified truck for the 2023 event.

Testing will begin in early 2022, soo...

Thomas Hilse, IVECO Brand President, spoke at the 8th Gasnam Congress, where he highlighted that “IVECO’s path to carbon neutrality starts with natural gas and proceeds throug...

The official presentation of the new IVECO S-WAY R racing trucks for Team Hahn Racing and Team Schwabentruck took place at the IVECO test track at its facility in Ulm, Germany.
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All of Iveco Australia's divisions – most pertinently, its Melbourne production – remain operational in the face of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the truckmaker reports.
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IVECO has added a new engine horsepower and transmission option to its medium-duty, Euro6 Eurocargo range, providing operators with added power while increasing transmission choices to...

IVECO, a pioneer in the commercialization and manufacturing of vehicles powered by alternative fuels, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Plus, ...

The Iveco truck assembly plant in Melbourne will close from mid-2022 and the brand will switch to a fully imported model range for Australia and New Zealand in the second half of next ...

In Europe, the cutting-edge project from IVECO, built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), sets new standards in innovative services for drivers by introducing a voice-enabled service through Am...

New truck sales in New Zealand posted a steady start to 2022 with the January registration data tracking largely as expected.

There were 340 trucks (with a GVM of 4.5 tonnes-plus...

During the latest round of Parliament Q&A's Hon Shane Jones emphasised the importance of NZ Forestry and his continued investment.

"Along with my colleague the Hon Dami...

As of 1st of April 2021, JOST New Zealand adds TRIDEC product to its product portfolio and will provide the highest level of service and support for the customers.

TRIDEC has bee...

 The June 2022 issue of NZ Truck & Driver goes on sale next week with the cover story and Giti Tyres Big Test featuring a one-of-a-kind Freightliner Cascadia.

The new Detroi...

Russia’s all-conquering Kamaz-Master team is splitting its effort for the 2022 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia next January.

The Red Bull-sponsored squad will campaign four factory e...

Repairs on the $630 million Kāpiti Expressway are ongoing as the road continues to spring leaks, slowing traffic and freight in the area.

Shortly after the roads opening in Fe...

Network offering a comprehensive one-stop shop for Daimler commercial solutions gains strength

Keith Andrews Trucks is proud to announce that it is now an approved parts and ...

Keith Andrews' Auckland dealership has joined its Hamilton and Whangarei branches as a fully authorised sales, parts and service outlet for Mercedes-Benz (MB) trucks.

Keit...

"It's hard to know which is worse, the global spread of Covid-19, or coronavirus, or the panic and constant media barrage about it," says Nick Leggett, CEO, Road Transport Forum
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Using road user charges (RUC) to collect more funds for the Government’s climate change agenda is barking up the wrong tree, says Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand chief executi...

Keith Andrews (KAT) has agreed to purchase both Diesel and Equipment Services Limited (DESL) and First Commercials Limited (FCL) to support Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and FUSO customers ...

Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific has confirmed Keith Andrews as an authorised Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner sales, parts and service dealer in Napier.

Across parts and se...

Following the announcement in November that Keith Andrews had agreed to purchase First Commercials Limited, it is now confirmed that Palmerston North will operate as a sales,parts and ...

Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner customers in the lower North Island will benefit from the appointment of two dealerships operated by Keith Andrews Trucks.

The long-time Daimle...
Keith Andrews has been appointed as the Mercedes-Benz Light Commercial and Vans dealer for the Auckland region south of the Harbour Bridge from Friday, 27 November.
 
The...

Plans for a large scale New Zealand celebration of Kenworth’s centennial have been placed on hold for 12 months.

Hosted by Southpac Trucks, the 100 Years of Kenworth celebration ...

Based on legendary Kenworth models from the past, the third in the series of special edition Kenworths, the Legend SAR, was unveiled at the Brisbane Truck Show.

Following the out...

Kenworth introduces a 52-inch flat roof sleeper especially targeted for Class 8 crane, pump, car hauler and other applications that may require a low roof.

With the addition of t...

The big Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week provided the stage for Kenworth to debut its new flagship zero emissions T680E battery electric truck.

The Kenworth T680E...

Kenworth extends its product offering with the release of the new T410SAR.

"The T410 was the lighter end of the scale with the PACCAR drivetrain," Richard Smart General Sale...

Kenworth announced that it will offer the new 15-inch Digital Display system as standard equipment on Kenworth T880 and W990 models. The fully digital, high-definition Digital Display ...

The Kenworth W990 is now available with the optional Kenworth AG130 front air suspension rated at 13,200 pounds.

The Kenworth W990 is designed to maximize performance in line hau...

The biggest new vehicle offering from Isuzu Trucks is the Giga C and E Series models which will debut with a suite of enhanced safety features and product attributes when they go on sa...

Hungarian driver Norbert Kiss clinched his third FIA European Truck Racing Championship earlier this month.

Kiss, who drives an MAN for the Hungarian Revesz Racing squad led the ...

There has been a sudden change at the top of KiwiRail this week with group chief executive Greg Miller resigning, effective immediately.

Mr Miller advised that recent and sustain...

The first train to travel on the Napier to Wairoa line in six years is the start of a plan aimed at eliminating 5,500 truck road journeys each year, says KiwiRail. However, some remain...

A new weekday rail service between Auckland and Christchurch is being launched to help New Zealand businesses grappling with disrupted ports and shipping lines.

KiwiRail’s NZ Con...

The Government must ramp up investment in road maintenance immediately, as data shows an alarming decline in the quality of road surfaces around the country.

A group of leadi...

Strong support on a range of potential policies to eliminate transport emissions reinforces the need to take action to tackle climate change, Transport Minister Michael Wood said today...

Knorr-Bremse are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Chandler to the role of Technical Sales Manager – New Zealand. 

Key aspects of this role include provi...

"It seems every time you tune into social media you get hit with the New Zealand Drug Foundation's 'Vote Yes' campaign to legalise recreational cannabis," says Nick Leggett, CEO, Road ...

Just before the general election the Road Transport Forum (RTF) has made its final plea for people to be informed before stepping into the ballot box to vote on the cannabis referendum.Read More

A renewed warning has gone out to stop trucks from crossing the weight-restricted Kopaki rail overbridge on State Highway 30, south of Te Kuiti.

And if prominent signage and othe...

Labour will say anything to get elected. Labour walking back its commitment to transport projects across the country is further proof it will say anything to get elected, but won’t act...

It is unacceptable that much-needed transport projects across New Zealand are being cancelled because Labour is pushing ahead with a half-baked add-on to the Auckland Harbour Bridge, L...

The Taxpayers’ Union says Homegrown Railway Wagons: Return To 1980s ‘Polish Shipyard’ Economy

The Government is delivering on its pre-election commitment to invest in rail and de...

The warehousing and distribution company Performance Team – A Maersk Company, has placed an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks. The deal marks the largest commercial order ...

The largest Kenworth battery electric vehicle order placed to date will see AJR Trucking and MDB Transportation in California operating 15 Kenworth T680E and 10 Kenworth K270E battery ...

A milestone is looming for the New Zealand log export industry next month when the MV Clemens Oldendorff calls at Port of Tauranga.

The 229m-long post-Panamax category bulk carri...

New loading and logistics have been completed at Port of Tauranga this week for the largest ship to carry export logs out of New Zealand.

The MV Conrad Oldendorff is a 2...

The new Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks are now available for use as emergency service vehicles with a crew cab for up to nine people. The new variants of the two models, developed in cl...

A collaboration between some of the country’s leading manufacturing and transport companies will mean hundreds of plastic truck mudguards will not be going to landfill this year—and in...

Six FUSO eCanters have been awarded subsidies from Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority’s Low Emission Vehicle Contestable Fund. Five units are to be deployed in Auckland Trans...

The Interislander service will soon be back to full strength with three ferries operating across Cook Strait.

The ferry Valentine arrived in Wellington on Tuesday and wi...

Auckland Mayoral candidate Leo Molloy says he will put an immediate end to Auckland Transport’s proposal to remove kerbside parking and will move to replace its board if elected.

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Elimination as the strategy for fighting against Covid-19 came to an end in New Zealand this week. Of course, the Prime Minister didn’t officially announce it at one of her 1pm daily p...

Sadly, as we predicted, the road toll over summer has been tragically high, and the overall number of people killed in road crashes in 2021 was also high, at 319. 

From 4pm ...

We would like to take a moment to ask for your support Friday 10th at 3pm.

This Friday it will be Good Friday and no matter your beliefs or your religion, we're all fighting...

"What can we do to salvage the New Zealand economy from the scythe of Covid-19?" Asks Nick Leggett, CEO, Road Transport Forum

At the moment, all we hear from Government is w...

Heads up, February sees the return of the annual Truck Driver Appreciation Week – with various events around the country spanning the week February 22 to 28.

The team at NZ Truck...

Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of zero emissions medium duty commercial vehicles and electric vehicle technology for fleets, has reached an agreement with General Motors to be t...

The Little family raced their Freightliner duo into an early lead of the 2022 NZ Super Truck Championship during the opening round held at Timaru last weekend.

The South Canterbu...

Super Truck racer Alex Little of Lower Hutt maintained his success rate at Invercargill’s Teretonga Park during the New Zealand Super Truck Championship last weekend.

Little stoo...

In Dadu, Taiwan, the 10,000th locally assembled DAF truck has rolled off the assembly line just three years after production of the 5,000th vehicle. With a market share of almost 37% i...

NZ Howard League for Penal Reform today announced a new challenge; to create 100 new truck drivers to help grow the economy in a world-wide pandemic.

CEO Mike Williams says w...

Nearly 100 huge wind turbine blades are being transported by truck to a storage facility on the outskirts of Palmerston North to free up storage space at Port Taranaki. The blades are ...

The numbers are staggering but upgrades for West Coast ports and roads, North Island Regional Roads and South Island Roads are sure to garner votes. The $12 billion NZ Upgrade Programm...

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has announced that Hamilton would receive $16.8M in funding from the Waikato allocation of the Provincial Growth Fund for key transport projects in...

The construction industry is a core client for many operators. With massive disruptions in 2020, what are the challenges and opportunities currently experienced by those who work in the i...
The 2020 INFINZ Awards were celebrated on Tuesday 20 October 2020 at a gala black-tie dinner at Shed 10, Queens Wharf, Auckland City. Over 620 guests enjoyed an evening to celebrate excel...

Should the transTasman travel bubble ever open....The Brisbane Truck Show will return to the world’s best Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th Ma...

The 2022 Mobil 1 Delvac New Zealand Road Transport Hall of Fame dates have been confirmed.

The annual gala awards dinner will take place at Invercargill’s Bill Richardson Transpo...

The 2021-24 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) was released this week which outlines the planned investments Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will make over the next three years.<...

The 10-kilometre long Christchurch Northern Corridor will have an open day this Saturday 12 December, between 2 and 6pm, where people will be able to walk or cycle on the motorway before ...

The holiday season is almost upon us, and luckily, there’s light at the end of the 2021 tunnel. 2022 promises to be a year of settling into the new normal of opening borders, in-person...

Keeping your fleet compliant is a big responsibility. You need to keep accurate records of driver and vehicle licences, servicing and certificates, driver logbooks and more. 

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You can't buy a made-to-measure suit at the Warehouse, nor can you spec' a used truck. In both cases, you're limited to what's on the rack or what the dealer has in stock. Most people ...

DHL Express has recorded a 46% increase in the number of female employees in its operations teams since 2016. Today, half of the operations team across New Zealand is made up of female...

A couple of grand maybe considered an oversight, $10,000 may mean a clerical error but $532,878 in unpaid road user charges is certainly a statement. In a news piece released by the NZ...

Having just assumed the role of Chair of the Road Transport Forum Board of Directors, Greg Pert took time out of his very busy schedule to tell us a little more about himself and his view...

It could be said that it’s been a rough week for the zero emission truck start up companies. Not only has Nikola founder Trevor Milton been indicted for fraud but Tesla’s Semi has been...

If you are not reading the tea leaves the Government are steeping then let me be clear, employers are facing some big challenges and our industry is going to have to make some changes....

Ownership changes are imminent in the New Zealand truck body and trailer manufacturing industry.

Action Manufacturing Ltd, owned by Tourism Holdings Ltd (THL), has advised it has...

Who, what, when, where, and why are the five most important questions to ask after any incident that happens on the road, especially if it’s a collision. Luckily, telematics solutions ...

The Mack Granite model is now available with the next generation of Bendix Wingman Fusion, improving safety for those on the road or travelling to a job site.

Bendix Wing...

"There are three roading projects that should be added to the Government's infrastructure spend to recover from the economic shock of Covid-19," Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief execut...

The Teletrac Navman team have cleaned their gumboots and washed their Swanndris in preparation for the upcoming field days events. New Zealand's agricultural and rural contracting sect...

Ever since Covid-19 hit our shores, there has been an increased demand on commercial drivers for road freight and deliveries. Driver fatigue is a likely result of a significant increas...

Summer means sun, and lots of it. It also means heat. With rising temperatures comes an increased need to stay on top of fleet maintenance to keep drivers safe and maintenance costs do...

Commercial drivers have a lot on their plate – they must deliver goods safely and on time while contending with road and weather conditions. They may have several jobs in a day and be ...

When it comes to new technology, change is difficult. Everyone must be on board, particularly those whose day-to-day work it will affect. Investing in technologies is a must to remain ...

A safe company is a successful one. Going by the number of fatalities on New Zealand roads this year, optimising safety should be a huge priority for daily drivers. Since New Zealand’s...

Preventative maintenance offers ample benefits, such as providing a more reliable fleet so staff can operate vehicles, and all other equipment, with confidence. Assets that are regular...

How can you reduce the time and cost impact of RUC on your business? Here's how Teletrac Navman's eRUC system can help you take control of your Road User Charges.


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Award Winning Company, Combilift & Award-Winning Author, Emer Conlon combine forces to create an exciting new children's book - just in time for Christmas!

With Combilift...

The Government has awarded a new round of airline support contracts through to the end of October 2021 to help keep New Zealand connected internationally and positioned for recovery, T...

"More freight will be able to move and more businesses get back to work with the Government's announced move to Alert Level 3 on Tuesday 28 April," Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief exe...

"A port pile-up that will restrict movement in and out of New Zealand of essential goods is looming fast if the Government doesn't recognise that all freight must move in the State of ...

An unprecedented three-year study with a refuse fleet has shown a 2% reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with the Allison fully automatic transmission compared to an automated m...

Allison Transmission is partnering with several leading global OEMs on its next generation electronic controls platform.

Built on four decades of evolution and experience, and co...

In partnership with several leading global OEMs, Allison Transmission has announced that it has entered production with its next generation electronic controls platform. 

Bu...

Isuzu Trucks New Zealand have announced all 12 of their authorised dealerships around the country are ready for business as the nation moves to Alert Level 3, albeit in reduced capacit...

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that the Northern Motorway (SH1) will be closed between Oteha Valley Road and Silverdale for essential maintenance over several nights, starting Su...
TransDiesel, the country’s own home-grown supplier of heavy equipment to the quarrying, mining and construction industries, has released details of a new range of Volvo E-Series mac...

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled the brand new Western Star 47X in the United States. After launching the 49X a year ago, the 47X is the second truck in Western Star’s enti...

Transport is the one sector that provides best bang for buck when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to Dr Paul Winton of the 1point5 Project.

Dr Winton pre...

The vehicles mark an important milestone towards the electrification of Amazon’s fleet, forming part of Shipment Zero – Amazon’s goal to deliver 50% of Amazon shipments with net-zero c...

Andrew Assimo has been appointed the Director of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia Pacific. Daimler Truck and Bus President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, says Mr Assimo is clearly the best p...

National is calling on the Labour Government to reopen public consultation on its car tax so the people of New Zealand can have their say, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says....

Like the year 2020 generally, it felt like New Zealanders just wanted the election to be over and done with. That probably goes for the politicians too!
 
A weariness had...

Live animals trapped in a truck for six hours in Auckland’s summer heat is not acceptable in anyone’s view. Sadly, this is what happened in the most recent Covid-19 Level 3 lockdown wh...

Scania New Zealand is pleased to announce its new business offering - Scania Finance New Zealand.

Scania New Zealand's goal is to provide total solutions to all our custo...

A truck driver has been left traumatized following a fatal accident involving a foreign national on the Hawke's Bay Expressway. The incident comes at a time when being safe around truc...

As we thrust headlong into February, we’re only a couple of weeks away from Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Commencing February 22nd until the 28th, events are being held to appreciate...

The appalling state of many New Zealand’s roads is taking a physical and mental toll on truck drivers according to the National Road Carriers Assn (NRC).

Mr Aitken says...
New Zealand Truck & Driver magazine is once again honouring Kiwi drivers with the NZ Truck Driver Appreciation Week. 

The aim of the event is to appreciate our driver...

The April 2022 issue of New Zealand Truck & Driver magazine will be on sale next week.

The upcoming issue takes a look at the emerging Shacman brand from China, with its Cummins ...

Ara Ake (New Zealand’s new energy centre, based in Taranaki) has hosted an online workshop to share learnings from the free tool launched in July, which helps long-distance heavy freig...

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is working together with the Pūhoi to Warkworth project partners, Northern Express Group (NX2), and its subcontractor, Fletcher/ Acciona Joint Venture, ...

Canadian retailers think so - Giant Tiger, a Canadian-headquartered discount retailer, is expanding the productivity of its truck fleet by expanding the size of equipment itself. The flee...

The ongoing discussions and debate around the world’s climate “emergency” will not abate. As a result, you will continue to hear from me on this topic through this blog and I won’t apo...

Linguistics plays an astonishing part in generating and maintaining the image of an industry. But can this image change?

Dennis Robertson of the Road Transport Association sugge...

All vehicles powered by a fuel not taxed at source must pay Road User Charges (RUC), and that includes heavy trailers independent of prime movers. Having an accurate RUC mana...

They call Christmas the silly season, but this week things went beyond silly for Aucklanders.

The Prime Minister and Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told media on Wednes...

‘A month is a long time in politics and with New Zealand’s general election moved from 19 September to 17 October, we are seeing more of the impacts of the response strategy t...

A game-changing industry resource has been unveiled at the Brisbane Truck Show, the product of a strong collaboration between PACCAR Australia and the Australian Trucking Association.&...

Design on two critical safety improvements for State Highway 2 in the Wairarapa is now underway, signalling an important step in helping to make the region's roads safer as part of Wak...

Auckland cannot become a city of two halves because there is no infrastructure resilience, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says.

“Damage to the ...

Figures show that more Aucklanders are working from home after the COVID-19 lockdown, allowing the motorways to flow a little freer. But not in other hubs.

Data collected fr...

The AT Board approved the proposed roads from the tranche 2A consultation yesterday, which was publicly consulted on between September and November 2021, and had a significant focus on...

Auckland Transport (AT) and Hiringa Energy Limited are looking at trialling hydrogen powered bus services - using a hydrogen refuelling facility being developed in south Auckland.

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A new plan has been launched to make freight movement smarter, more climate-compatible and more efficient across Auckland.

Working with the freight industry, Auckland Transpo...

The Proactive Drive youth driver education programme will benefit from just over $10,000 raised during this year’s Mobil 1 Delvac NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame. 

The Hall o...

The Australian Army has recently completed successful trials with new “follow the leader’’ autonomous driving technology.

The trials took place over two weeks during October at D...

Freightliner Australia will introduce a head-protecting side airbag on the Cascadia heavy duty truck late this year, further extending its safety leadership in the conventional truck c...

Australia Post is expanding its EV fleet with an order for 20 all-electric eCanter trucks which will begin city parcel deliveries this month.

Fuso’s battery electric light-duty t...

About two weeks of essential maintenance work in the Awakino Gorge is leading to delays of up to 45 minutes.

Travellers on State Highway 3 between Awakino and New Plymouth are ad...

February 2021 saw 321 new truck registrations for the month up from 314 for the same month last year. However due to the slow start in January the overall market (trucks with a maximum...

The last time we saw record figures in March was pre-covid in 2019 when the overall markets best-ever result was 495 registrations, however in the month of March 2022 we have surpassed...

Drivers moving through the busy traffic at Mount Maunganui will notice significant progress on the southern ramp of the new Bayfair flyover, a key part of the Bay Link project.

W...

"New Zealand's Covid-19 experience has shown how out of touch some members of our Government are with the businesses that drive the economy. This is pretty worrying when we look at the...

Warburtons, the UK’s largest bakery brand, is rolling out its first 16 tonne 100% electric truck, a Renault Trucks D Z.E.  

The vehicle, striking in Warburtons orange livery...

Geemac Trading (NZ) Limited, New Zealand's official ISRINGHAUSEN Driver's Seat Distributor, have recently updated their ISRI New Zealand website to further support the ISRINGHAUSEN sea...

Scams and frauds exploiting the spread of COVID-19 have been noted overseas and are increasing in New Zealand, with some people being the target of a text message scam this week.
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Refrigerated freight network operator Big Chill Distribution, a division of Freightways, is the first tenant for the industrial precinct of the new Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) Ruakura ...

New Zealand’s Bigfoot Equipment Ltd have exported their globally renowned Central Tyre Inflation (CTI) system to Australia for 25 years and has just signed an official distribution dea...

The results are out and balance sheets on some of New Zealand’s largest freighting and logistics companies are looking rosy.

MOVe logistics post $900K profit, Port of Tauranga 10...

Buying the perfect gift for your significant other is always fraught with danger, especially around Xmas time. Socks, bath salts, perfume or undies have been tried and tested throughou...

Denmark’s capital city is making a move toward zero-emissions refuse collection with a large order for Scania electric trucks.

Scania will supply at least 78 fully electric L-ser...

The endorsement of the Cross Valley Connections Programme Business Case by the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Board is fantastic news, says Chris Bishop, National List MP based in Hut...

The largest commercial order for Volvo electric trucks, and one of the largest ever for heavy electric trucks worldwide, will deliver 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks to Danish firm DFDS.<...

Volvo VNR Electric trucks will become a familiar sight on the highways of southern California.

American start-up company WattEV has placed an order for 50 Volvo VNR Electric truc...

The Norwegian Postal Service is taking steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its distribution trucks with an order for 29 new Volvo electric trucks.

It’s one of the largest ...

With a lot of talk in the past year about the prospect of heavy vehicles going electric, including large-scale reveals from major players in the EV and Truck manufacturing industri...

Here is the reality of the situation across multiple areas of the New Zealand workforce:

a) There is an immense need for more labour.
b) Employers need to be able to ...

This week in bits of bollocks we will take a cross-section of the current debate around the intended Regional Fuel Tax that will be imposed on New Zealand in coming months and cut ...

Again, road safety has been in the headlines for months now. The government is focussed on bringing down the road toll. In some cases the ambitious yet somewhat naive goal of zero ...

This week in bollocks we look at the political landscape and discourse surrounding the Land Transport Fund.

1. Political Independence

The NLTF initiative was set up ...

ANZ are calling Covid-19 and its subsequent financial impact 'a black swan event' which is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often...

Alright, so we may be getting a bit ahead of ourselves but we’re excited to announce that the 2nd Bombay Truck show will be held on the 12th February 2022 and we at NZ Truck and Driver...

Planning for the second annual Bombay Truck Show on February 12 next year is rapidly gaining momentum.

Four months out from the event, show director Marieka Morcombe says only on...

In light of all that is happening out there right now, it's good to have something to look forward to - right?

Following on from the epic success of the inaugural Bombay Tru...

Planning has started again for the second running of the Bombay Truck Show.

Originally scheduled as a biennial event, the 2022 edition was cancelled due to New Zealand moving int...

Among the many events brought to a halt by New Zealand’s shift into the Covid-19 Red Traffic Light setting is next month’s Bombay Truck Show.

Organisers of the February 12 event ...

As the Booth’s Group companies, comprising of Booth’s Transport, Tomoana Warehousing and The Produce Connection, continue to grow so does their commitment to employing pivotal people t...

Booth’s Transport Ltd expand further into the Waikato and Auckland regions with acquisition of Couplands Transport (1929) Ltd and Tranz NZ (1997) Ltd.

The transport and logistics...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern moved the country outside of Auckland to ‘Delta level 2’ from midnight on Tuesday, and a tweaked iteration was introduced with extra masking and 2-metre d...

This is a reminder to all of our members that random checks at the Auckland boundaries for proof of a COVID-19 test will commence at 11:59pm Thursday 16th September 2021. All drivers m...

Yesterday - As a result of positive engagement from National Road Carriers and industry leaders and a lot of hard work from the Ministry of Health there have been positive moves toward...

Don Braid, chief executive of Mainfreight, this week publicly announced his support for getting freight off roads and onto rail.

In a move that has raised a few eyebrows Brai...

Road safety charity Brake has launched a Virtual Fleet Exhibition for fleet operators and suppliers, celebrating fleet safety and sharing best practice.

The exhibition is par...
Brake, the road safety charity, is inviting managers of at-work drivers to take part in its next free webinar, on the topic of managing driver fatigue. The webinar takes place on Wednesda...

We all need some good news right now. Many of us are facing difficult times due to the Coronavirus pandemic so NZ Truck & Driver and Equipment Guide are stepping up to support you....

Takitimu North Link project begins this weekend as construction gets underway on the first of eight bridges to be built.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Regional Manager Infrastr...

Bridgestone is giving motorists even more reason to fit new tyres in February with the 'Drive for a Cure' promotion in support of Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). 

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Australian and New Zealand motorists have once again put their confidence in Bridgestone, confirmed by another victory in the tyre category of the coveted Reader’s Digest Most Trusted ...

Budget 2021’s investment of over $380m towards supporting up-take of electric vehicles is an important move that has the potential to create a step-change in New Zealand’s journey to s...

The latest stage of work to support Auckland’s growth and the future of the transport system across the Waitematā Harbour will be released later this week.

The Addition...

Scania has literally millions of different options when it comes to trucks. they're renowned for customised, tailored, and bespoke trucks that get the job done. But it can be a bewilde...

A regional freight hub for the lower North Island will be built just northeast of Palmerston North, Regional Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.

The Government i...

New Zealand risks grinding to a halt if we can’t ease freight and supply line challenges. We risk a situation where freight can’t get out of our biggest city and certainly can’t get to...

BYD Company Ltd. (BYD) and Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino) signed a strategic business alliance agreement today with a focus on collaborating in commercial battery electric vehicles (BEVs) de...

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Most people don't want to pay a new fuel tax but do want the government to make roads safer and increase access, a survey funded by Chartered Accountants ...

CablePrice (NZ) Ltd has appointed James Magill as the new General Manager of Sales.

Magill, the current National Equipment Sales Manager, begins his new role effective immediatel...

Following on from the recent appointment as the South Island sales, parts and service representatives for Mercedes-Benz heavy commercial, CablePrice has announced its appointment as a ...

CablePrice (NZ) Ltd continues to expand its Fuso Truck sales, parts and service network with the addition of Timaru.

This latest addition to the CablePrice network will...

Nelson’s CablePrice branch becomes full Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Fuso dealership along with the region’s official Mercedes-Benz van service and parts dealer.

“Since taking on...

CablePrice (New Zealand) Ltd (CPL) and John Deere Construction & Forestry have agreed to end their distribution arrangement of Deere branded and manufactured construction, forestry...

CablePrice is proud to announce its recent appointment as an authorised service dealer,
providing full parts, service and warranty support for Detroit on-highway engines across four...

FUSO (NZ) kick-started its 2021 round of FUSO Technical Master Competition. 

A competition designed to find the best technicians from across the country Luke Heesterman, Cab...

CAL Isuzu have appointed Kevin Curren as dealership principal for the Auckland region. Kevin was earlier appointed to CAL Isuzu's executive team where he led the New Trucks Sales D...

A significant upgrade in both facilities and new services has just been completed at the Mt Maunganui branch of the CAL Isuzu network.

Among the features of the modernised premis...

If you're in the civil construction industry, make your voice heard this election year, through the annual Construction Industry Survey.


This joint project between Civil Cont...

The trucking industry is calling for all hands to the pump as New Zealand faces an indefinite length of time in the red “traffic light” which will strain the supply chain, says Ia Ara ...

It’s starting to feel like we are on a rudderless ship, drifting further and further away from the rest of the world.

We aren’t the only business sector asking for a plan – a pla...

A lowering of COVID-19 alert levels has allowed the Canterbury Mayoral Forum and Regional Transport Committee to undertake its planned two-day freight tour of Canterbury today and tomo...

Maritime Union National Secretary Craig Harrison says there is a growing realisation that New Zealand needed to have shipping capability to ensure reliable and secure services.

H...

In this month, NZ Truck and Driver magazine we celebrate Christchurch driver Morgan MacAllister-Robb as the Castrol Truck Driver Hero, and here’s the reason why.

Morgan...

Many of us are taking time to digest the Climate Change Commission’s draft report that was released almost two weeks ago.

The report lays out our nation’s challenges clearly – we...

Emulating the “Freedom Convoy” trucker protests occurring in Canada this week would not serve to benefit the New Zealand road transport industry.

That’s the view of Ia Ara Aotear...

The Maritime Union says extra caution is needed in New Zealand ports following more cases of COVID-19 on overseas vessels.

Maritime Union National Secretary Craig Harrison says o...

After over half a century in business, CDL Autoparts founder Wayne Butler has passed the mantle of ownership to heavy-transport professional Robert Wood and although he's going to miss...

CEAC warns that use of trucks with biodiesel will cause far more damage to environment than using electric trucks, overseas studies have found that production of biofuels for use in di...

Health officials are stumped by the case and are being urged to use serology testing which could reveal if a person has had the disease even if they haven't had a positive Covid test. The...

New Zealand is rapidly falling behind in legislation to clean up its environment with many European nations stopping the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles (ICE vehicles) by 2...

It's that time again - There's no doubt about it: 2020 has been an eventful one. It's hard to believe that it is almost that time of year already - but what a journey we've had in the ...

Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand (Transporting New Zealand) has today announced changes to its structure.

Transporting New Zealand chief executive Nick Leggett says the r...

Some days it seems that the only road users the various levels of government care about are cyclists.

We are not anti-cyclists. We promote good health, exercise and wellbeing in ...

The head of New Zealand's Road Transport Forum says trucking firms are starting to see the benefit of a drop in fuel prices.

Global oil prices have dropped to record low lev...

A motorway overbridge has been struck by over height vehicles twice in the same weekend, prompting urgent maintenance works, just a year after major repairs following similar incidents...

Transport industry organisations are asking people working in the road transport industry to “get the facts” before voting in the cannabis law reform referendum.

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The Maritime Union says the Government’s announcement of major investment in rail is a positive move, and is urging more action on coastal shipping.

Maritime Union of New Zealand...

There is insufficient evidence to support a pedestrian crossing and consequent speed reductions on Cobham Drive, the State Highway 1 route to and from Wellington airport, says Road Tra...

The government has announced that six transport projects from the NZ Upgrade Programme announced in January 2020, will not go ahead.

Mill Road four lane widening has been cancell...

One of the most prestigious and hotly contested international awards in the materials handling industry which honours the best products and solutions of the year. The company won the W...

The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a further milestone when its 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan and was shipped to the other sid...

The Irish manufacturer Combilift, best known for its range of space-saving forklifts and other handling solutions, has drawn on its expertise in engineering and software design to deve...

"With 24-7 news cycles, the rapid spread of both information and mis-information on social media, and a tendency for people to panic, communication in a crisis is critical," says Nick ...

New Zealand’s largest AdBlue supplier is seeing increased demand as international shortages of the critical diesel exhaust treatment additive look set to affect this country. 

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New Zealand can learn from international experiences showing congestion pricing systems can be successfully introduced – and with the support of the public, says a new report rel...

One of the Auckland projects funded by the government’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP) is progressing with the shortlisting of two candidates for the contract to design and build...

A second phase of resealing for Coromandel state highways is now underway.

The first phase took place in October 2021, and Waka Kotahi advises that the remainder of the programme...

China's shutdowns to control coronavirus are impacting New Zealand trucking companies which carry exports like logs and meat to ports or Chinese imports to New Zealand warehouses and r...

Trucking HR Canada (a national, non-profit organization) has launched an initiative to help better attract young people to the road transport industry.

Career Expressway is a...

"My holiday reading included a Stuff article stating that two of the country's fastest roads are actually saving lives." says Nick Leggett, CEO, Road Transport Forum.

"No ...

RTF (Road Transport Forum) is keeping abreast of Covid-19 issues, restrictions, outbreak locations and other important updates that relate to the trucking industry specifically. As suc...

Questions have arisen over the possibility of RUC refunds on RUC purchases that relate to vehicles now parked up as a result of the Level 4 lockdown. NZTA's Kelvin Lloyd, the convener...

ContainerCo managing director Ken Harris said exporters and importers continue to take the brunt of global shipping disruptions and the latest level 4 lockdown in New Zealand will have...

Is there light at the end of the tunnel, or is it a train? Despite NZ releasing news of additional Covid-19 cases, the following news stories have been taken off the net from some very...

As the COVID-19 global pandemic spread, falling prices for crude oil, milk, and meat led to a drop in producers’ costs of production in the June 2020 quarter, Stats NZ said today.Read More
As Auckland heads into a new Level 3 in response to community transfer of Covid-19, a lot of questions remain unanswered for the business community, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief execu...

Each day seems to bring more confusion about New Zealand’s roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine, and the safety of our border given the lack of tracking of testing and vaccination for bord...

With NZ slipping back into level 4 lockdown (and Auckland likely to be at this level for 7-days), this triggers the wage subsidy scheme.

Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson say...

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says critical state highway maintenance work will continue to be carried out in order to ensure the safe movement of essential goods and to provide supp...

With the worldwide spread of Covid-19, 2020 has been a tough year in all ways, including psychologically.

When Governments and international organisations are throwing around...

Chevron and Cummins announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore a strategic alliance to develop commercially viable business opportunities in hydrogen and other alternativ...

Cummins has completed its acquisition of Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS) from Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

Jacobs Vehicle Systems is a supplier of engine braking, cylinder deactiva...

Cummins and Isuzu have widened the scope of their recent collaboration to partner on a prototype medium-duty, battery electric truck intended for demonstration in North America later t...

A key personnel appointment at Cummins New Zealand this week sees Jade Whiteman announced as the new On-highway Business Manager.

Jade takes over the role from Eric Carswell, who...

Cummins has taken a minority stake in Sion Power Corporation in a move to accelerate the development of new battery technology for electric commercial vehicles.

Sion is a leading...

Cummins has signed an agreement to acquire Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS), a subsidiary of Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

JVS is a supplier of engine braking, cylinder deactivation,...

In a strategic move to strengthen its ability to meet zero-emissions challenges, Cummins Inc. has this week announced plans to acquire global drivetrain leader Meritor, Inc.

The ...

Cummins reports it will be launching a set of software features and is collaborating with multiple technology companies to integrate its powertrains with the Automated Driving System (...

As more and more truck and transport operations embrace the efficiencies and ease that comes with online business solutions, Toll's confirmation that it was the target of a Ransomware ...

Recently announced in the Northern Hemisphere - DAF is introducing the Ultimate Package, consisting of a range of desirable features that even further improve the industry-leading efficie...
In order to help drivers to enhance the fuel efficiency of their truck thereby lowering CO2 emissions, DAF Trucks is launching an app that can optimize driving behaviour via the driver&rs...

DAF is the latest company to build a fully electric truck in cooperation with its compatriot VDL, specialists in vehicle electrification.

The CF Electric is a 4x2 tractor unit...

DAF Trucks is taking the next step in the development of electric drivelines by doubling the range of the DAF CF Electric with VDL e-power technology to more than 200 kilometres. In addit...

DAF sets a new standard with an entirely new line-up of trucks. The new XF, XG and XG+ offer the highest quality, 10% improved fuel efficiency, a full suite of passive and active safet...

DAF Trucks introduces the LF Electric, a 19 tonne fully electric distribution truck for urban applications. The state-of-the-art vehicle offers a range of up to 280 kilometres.

D...

DAF Trucks strengthened its position as a global commercial vehicle manufacturer in 2020. Market share in the European heavy duty (16 tonne+) segment grew to 16.3%, the latest generati...

International recognition for ‘outstanding design and innovation’
The DAF CF and XF model ranges have won the prestigious international Good Design Awards for their &lsq...

Daimler Truck and BP Advanced Mobility Ltd will work together in the roll-out of a hydrogen network to support the decarbonisation of UK freight transport.

Under their memorandum...

The cost of building a battery-powered truck will “forever be higher” than a similar internal combustion engine, the head of the world’s largest truck manufacturer has warned, as the w...

Daimler Truck is building a demonstration charging park for electric trucks at its Worth am Rhein manufacturing site. 

The objective is to introduce truck customers to the f...

Daimler Truck is strengthening its global research and development resources by creating a product engineering and IT centre in Bangalore, India.

The Daimler Truck Innovation Cen...

Daimler has announced it has  sold off the last of its factory owned dealerships, revealing that its Huntingwood dealership in Sydney’s West has been offloaded to the US owned Vel...

The first series production units of the new Mercedes-Benz eActros began rolling off the production line at Daimler Truck’s Worth am Rein, Germany plant earlier this month.

Produ...

Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific will start a new chapter in New Zealand from April 1, 2020, working directly with dealerships to ensure local customers are able to receive opti...

Daimler Truck AG will become a major anchor shareholder in German high-tech engineering company Manz AG (https://www.manz.com) through a capital increase of around ten percent, subject...

The joint development of sophisticated truck-focused batteries and supply agreed beyond 2030

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Daimler Truck AG and lithium-ion battery manufacturer...

Daimler Truck AG is consistently driving forward series production of fuel cells with Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG. In the past ten years, experts from Daimler have alread...

Daimler Truck becomes an independent business entity and lists on the Frankfurt stock exchange later today.

December 10 is Capital Market Day for Daimler Truck AG which is separa...

Daimler Trucks is focusing on hydrogen-powered fuel-cells for the electrification of its vehicles for flexible and demanding long-haul transport. It aims to achieve ranges of up to 1,0...

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced the proprietary Detroit ePowertrain to power the upcoming Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2. It is part of Daimler Trucks’ g...

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced that the Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2 are now available to order. The eCascadia and eM2 are the first all-electric tr...

Daimler Truck AG will become a fully independent entity by the end of the year following shareholder approval at a virtual Extraordinary General Meeting last Friday.

The spin-off...

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), has unveiled the BharatBenz ‘BSafe Express’, a specialized reefer truck designed for the safe transportation of COVID-19 vaccines. Equipped wi...

The 2022 Dakar Rally which starts on January 1 will challenge competitors with more than 8000km of mostly desert terrain in Saudi Arabia.

The route through the dunes, mountains a...

This summer will be like no other on New Zealand roads and a perfect storm is forming that has us very concerned about safety for truck drivers.

Lots of things are brewing that w...

One important thing the Covid-19 experience has taught us so far is the value of data. A lot of figures get thrown around daily but the important ones are the percentages – what ...

After 13 years in the role, David Aitken is to step down as CEO of National Road Carriers Association (NRC), the national organisation that provides advice and advocacy to road transpo...

"We've all learned a lot from the Covid-19 experience so far. No matter how resilient a business thought they were, months of no work, or severely reduced business, hits the bottom lin...

"Debate on legalising recreational cannabis is hotting up, as the general election on 19 September nears. It will be put to a referendum vote," says Nick Leggett, CEO, Road Transport F...

Further consolidation is likely if the road freight industry is to make a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions according to new research from Westpac NZ’s economic team.

West...

The Maritime Union says New Zealand is facing a deepening crisis in our maritime supply chain, which requires bold thinking and speedy action to fix.

Maritime Union of New Zealan...

Delays are likely on State Highway 2 north of Napier at Bayview from next week.

Road surface improvements and line marking on the Bayview site is set to get underway on Monday 24...

Significant State Highway 2 delays are expected this weekend at Mount Maunganui.

State Highway 2 (SH2) between Bayfair roundabout and Te Maunga intersection is scheduled to close...

With New Zealand’s woefully low vaccination rate, the arrival of the Delta strain of Covid-19 was always going to be a problem.

It came, not via the Trans-Tasman bubble, but as i...

A design consortium has been selected to prepare final designs for the upgraded Interislander ferry terminals in Wellington and Picton.

The ferry terminal upgrades are part of th...

"This Government is very good at making big announcements, but delivery has proved to be its Achilles heel. 10,000 KiwiBuild homes promised, but not able to be delivered. Auckland's li...

The impact caused by Covid-19 has created unprecedented and lasting effects within the trucking and transport community, inadvertently changing how the industry may operate for years t...

DHL Freight, one of the leading road freight providers in Europe, and Volvo Trucks have partnered to speed up the introduction of heavy duty electric trucks to be used for regional tra...

Freightliner has revealed a new-look Digital Dashboard for its Cascadia conventional truck at the Brisbane Truck Show. Cascadia will be the first conventional truck to be available wit...

Once again, this week we saw the lengths truck drivers will go to, to get essential goods where they need to go.

Canterbury got to be the region of two halves when flooding compr...

"With media around the world focused, it seems, solely on the subject of the global pandemic Covid-19, it is easy to forget that life goes on and there is a general election in New Zea...

Don’t panic buy and don’t contemplate substitutes or vehicle modifications.

That’s the advice from Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting NZ regarding a possible shortage of AdBlue (diesel...

What with increased compliance demands, driver shortages and angry bulls, the livestock industry is hard enough at the best of times, however, not only does ORT’s director Don Wilson r...

There’s a new sponsor and a wider focus for the Transport Imaging Awards poster that is a monthly feature of New Zealand Truck & Driver magazine.

Double Coin Tyres has secured th...

DAF scooped double success when the International Truck of the Year (IToY) awards were presented last week at the Solutrans truck and transport exhibition in France. 

The ne...

KiwiRail is taking the next step to procure a new generation of Cook Strait ferries which will increase the capacity on this vital transport link, and increase its resilience.
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"As the world stays at home to curb the spread of Covid-19, truck drivers continue under greater pressures and isolation both inside and outside the cab. Under normal circumstances, pr...

Drivesure Vehicle Testing has recently commenced operation of their first heavy vehicle testing facility at their Henderson Supersite in Moselle Avenue.

“The addition of heavy ve...

Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand (Transporting New Zealand) and Teletrac Navman are bringing a ground-breaking initiative to the road transport industry in New Zealand to drive...

Before going on its extended summer break, the New Zealand Government declared a climate emergency; another crisis to add to the “to do list” for the year of delivery, when they return...