Giti Tyres Big Test
      IVECO ASTRA HD9 88.52 8x8   Story John Ellegard Photos Gerald Shacklock

GITI Tyres Big Test - Two-stage star

Next to cutting the trees down, the biggest challenge facing a log harvesting crew is shifting the wood out of the forest in a timely fashion.

In large, nicely-laid-out corporate forests it’s maybe not such a critical issue – because permanent, well-formed roads allow your average log trucks to get right onto the skid sites, load up and soon be on their way out.

But in many smaller forests, skids and landings can be a long way fro...

Read More  

 Low-emissions projects go hand-in-hand with good roads

Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand

Low-emissions projects go hand-in-hand with good roads

The lack of charging facilities and support infrastructure is one of the biggest barriers to the adoption of electric vehicles – in particular electric trucks – in New Zealand. 

So I ...

Teletrac Navman Fleet Focus

Small.... but perfectly formed

You only have to talk to Steve Martin for a little while to understand that this is a man with a real passion for trucks and trucking.

Someone who not only loves the machines and the indus...

Southpac Legends

Gone the Distance

With a truck driving career that spanned over half a century and his last truck clocking up over 2 million clicks, Carl Urlich has certainly gone the distance. An inspiring mentor to many, profe...

Recently Registered

Same again

New Zealand’s new truck market stayed consistent in July – the year-to-date sales at the end of the month continuing to lag 9.5% behind 2019’s benchmark.

The month saw 429 trucks with a GV...

Double Coin Imaging Awards

Red it is then
When Waikato brothers Vaughan and Grayson Laurent – and their wives, Dani and Larissa – started their trucking business, there was never any question about what the company colour was going to b...

NZ Truck & Driver Magazine
September 2021 | Read Now
NZ Truck & Driver Magazine
September 2021 | Read Now
Industry Partners
NZTD News | Posted 12-04-2024 Why most of our future workforce won’t be New Zealand born

Last Sunday, a quiet afternoon resting with the family after a busy morning at the school fair, my phone...

NZTD News | Posted 12-04-2024 Truckometer - Slow March

According to the latest Truckometer, the Light Traffic Index (LTI) rose 0.1% m/m in March, while the Heavy Traffic...

NZTD News | Posted 12-04-2024 New Zealand National IronPlanet Auction Slated for May 23

Ritchie Bros, a renowned leader in the global auction industry, is excited to announce the upcoming New Zealand National...

NZTD News | Posted 11-04-2024 Immigration Changes For Transport Risk Hindering Growth

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

NZTD News | Posted 11-04-2024 $1.1b ‘Sustainability-linked’ loan for Waste Management NZ

Waste Management NZ Limited has converted its entire debt financing into a sustainability-linked loan, the second largest SLL transaction...

NZTD News | Posted 11-04-2024 Scania appoints new Service Director from Iberica

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

Fernando comes on board from...

NZTD News | Posted 11-04-2024 Changes To Civil Construction Immigration Short-sighted

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

NZTD News | Posted 11-04-2024 Hammar hits 50 this year

2024 marks 50 years since Bengt-Olof Hammar developed the first Hammar Sideloader and founded Hammar in Sweden. Since then,...

NZTD News | Posted 22-03-2024 Direction Of New Speed Limits Rule Announced

Cabinet has agreed on the coalition Government’s direction of travel for a new Land Transport Rule to be signed...

Join our newsletter list to receive ..