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A new operating structure for National Road Carriers (NRC) is part of a wider effort to revitalise strategy and ensure the organisation is delivering the best outcomes for members.

Announcing two key moves, NRC CEO Justin Tighe-Umbers says: “NRC is moving into phase two of its transformation which is ‘investing in our people’.

“The team is key to NRC’s success and our ability to serve our members into the future,” says Justin Tighe-Umbers.

“That means getting our organisation structure, roles and processes set so we deliver our service promise to our members and service partners. Reviewing our leadership structure and investing in marketing capability a...

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The road transport industry was in the news and in the hearts of a Hamilton family when truckers turned out in force to give a “truck mad” eight-year-old a birthday to remember.

Sixty-five trucks formed a surprise birthday convoy for Hamilton’s Oliver `Ollie’ Johnson that featured on Seven Sharp and multiple national news stories as well as reaching global audiences.

The story developed when Oliver’s mum Katherine Johnson made a social media post hoping a truck driver would accept her offer of $50 to take Ollie for a ride in a truck on his birthday.

“We reached out to say we’d love to help and didn’t want any money,” says Barry Hart of Hart Haulage....

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ContainerLink’s Auckland operation is two months along the road to building experience with the first of its Kiwi-built Kahu EV electric trucks.

The Kahu EK16, built in Ashurst by Kahu EV went on the road in mid-April and has been carting empty containers port-to-depot and depot-to-depot around Auckland, based from the company’s Oak Rd premises in Wiri.

ContainerLink has three more Kahu trucks on order with the next in line scheduled to start work towards the end of August.

Brent Batters, General Manager Transport for ContainerLink, says the Kahu trucks have been in the planning stage since 2021 and are joining a smaller Isuzu-based SEA Electric unit...

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With nine hectares of space providing room for about 1500 trucks, the Mystery Creek Events Centre near Hamilton is the venue for New Zealand’s massive Kenworth 100 Years celebration early next year.

Southpac Trucks has announced the centenary event will place on Waitangi Weekend 2024 (Saturday February 3). It marks the global centenary of the Kenworth marque.

The Kenworth-only show will eclipse any single brand truck show ever staged in New Zealand – including the turnout of 301 Kenworths hosted by Southpac Trucks at Mt Maunganui’s Baypark venue in 2014.

“Kenworth owners are known to be passionate about the trucks they run. We want to bring them tog...

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Christchurch Airport plans to have a world- first Rosenbauer electric fire and rescue truck in service in 2025.

The airport has signed up to buy the first electric airport fire truck to be built by Austrian manufacturer Rosenbauer International AG.

Head of Aviation Operations Tim Morris says it’s another step towards Christchurch Airport having an entirely hybrid/electric fleet. 

“We are keen to accelerate the airport’s transition to clean energy trucks, and in the next few years, will replace all four trucks as new Rosenbauer models become available, until our whole fleet runs on green energy,” he says.

Testing in Europe indicates the ne...

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