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Mills-Tui’s Dean Purves has won Real Steel’s inaugural Show Off Your Hardox Body photo contest.
“They don’t get much bigger and tougher than this!” Purves reckons of the winning unit – a Rob Dahm billet unit, with a Real Steel Mills-Tui body.
The contest was a celebration of the 4000th Hardox unit built in New Zealand – “a huge milestone for Real Steel, which will take place in the next few months,” says Real Steel MD Luke Mathieson.
Mathieson says that Hardox “has seen phenomenal success since it first entered the NZ market in 2012” – with thousands of the Swedish steel bodies put to work, transpor...
NZ Truck & Driver News - September 2020

Scania’s purchase of longtime Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz dealer Trucks & Trailer’s heavy commercial business may have finally ended not just one….but two major developments/disruptions that have rocked and intrigued the New Zealand new truck industry over the past two and a half years.
On the one hand, there’s been the evolution of Scania establishing itself in NZ, starting on January 1, 2019 – taking over from 28-year representative CablePrice the responsibility for importing, distributing and selling Scania trucks and buses, and for parts and business services.
A deal was struck though for CablePrice to be Scania’s key provider o...
NZ Truck & Driver News - August 2020

Daimler Trucks’ battery electric Innovation Fleet of medium-duty and HD trucks – Freightliner eCascadias in North American and Mercedes-Benz eActroses in Europe – have now clocked up big mileages of silent, emissions-free operation….in real-world applications.
In the United States, 30 trucks – eCascadias and eM2s – have run more than 300,000 miles (500,000 kilometres) in the past year, working in the fleets of the  giant Penske Truck Leasing and big Californian container carrier, NFI.
“Co-creation with our customers is a cornerstone of Freightliner’s unique approach to the market,” says Daimler Trucks North America s...
NZ Truck & Driver News - August 2020

The deadly Napier-Taupo road has been slammed as “a national disgrace” by Road Transport Forum CEO Nick Leggett.
In the past 12 months, he says, eight people have died on State Highway 5, which connects the central North Island with Hawke’s Bay and, importantly, Napier Port.
Leggett recently drove the road in company with Hastings mayor Sandra Hazlehurst, deputy mayor Tania Kerr, and truck driver Antony Alexander, and was disturbed with what he saw: “At points where there have been fatal accidents we stopped and observed how vehicles handled potholes and the uneven surface.
“Not to put too fine a point on it, the surface is rubbish, Both in...
NZ Truck & Driver News - August 2020

The Keith Andrews Trucks portfolio continues to grow - the group announcing that, in addition to its FUSO, Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner representation, it is now also an approved parts and service dealer for Detroit in Hamilton, Auckland and Whangarei.
The appointment is the latest in a list of recent additions to a KAT stable that it says makes it New Zealand’s largest commercial vehicle dealer.
CEO Aaron Smith says the business is now well positioned for growth: “There have been a lot of changes to the business over the past 12 months – by far the biggest being the loss of its founder Keith Andrews. I think Keith would be pretty happy with the progress t...
NZ Truck & Driver News - August 2020

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