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The Bombay Truck Show – created specifically to showcase the industry AND give to deserving community organisations – has chosen the three beneficiaries for the next show.

All the proceeds from the show, set for February 12 next year, will be donated to Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ, Franklin Hospice and the Bombay Rugby Club.

The philosophy of the show’s committee is “to create a show where the transport industry gets showcased to its fullest at a not-for-profit event.

“From this we can make a real difference by giving donations to charities that help all of us and to the community that supported us from the start. Our intention is that everyone benefits from – and th...

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Bridgestone has retained the title of New Zealand’s Most Trusted Tyre Brand in the annual Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands survey….for the fifth year in a row.

In Australia it outdid that – notching up its eighth consecutive victory, making it the only brand to have won the tyres category since it was introduced in 2014.

Firestone recorded its fifth straight year as the highly commended brand in NZ – giving the two brands a clean-sweep of the awards here since the tyre category was introduced in 2015. Firestone won it the first two years.

Bridgestone Australia & NZ MD Stephen Roche says that maintaining trust is key to Bridgestone’s future business direction.

NZ Truck & Driver News - June 2021

Auckland’s one-year city-centre electrictruck trial is set to begin next month, following the long-awaited arrival in New Zealand of six FUSO eCanter battery-electric light trucks.

Fuso NZ says their arrival is the culmination of five years of planning and prepares the way for the approved trial of electric trucks in Auckland City’s proposed zero emissions area (ZEA).

Five of the electric FUSOs are going to work in the trial, making deliveries in the city centre for operators Mainfreight, Bidfood, Toll Group, Owens Transport and Vector OnGas. 

The trial – said to be NZ’s biggest working evaluation of electric trucks so far – sees Fuso NZ partnering with EROAD, w...

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Kenworth has revealed the third of its special edition Legend models – unveiling the 50th Anniversary Edition Legend SAR at the Brisbane Truck Show.

The Legend SAR is modelled on the iconic W900SAR – built for 10 years from 1975 and the first Kenworth designed, engineered and built in Australia, specifically for Australia (and New Zealand).

The latest Legend, timed to coincide with celebrations of Kenworth’s half-century of truck manufacturing in Australia, follows sellout limited runs of a Legend 950 in 2015 and the Legend 900 in 2017. 

Kenworth reckons the Legend SAR “is in a league of its own, combining the latest technology for safer, cleaner and more produc...

NZ Truck & Driver News - June 2021

In a New Zealand first, Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks that can help steer themselves are to go on the road here in a validation programme.

Five Actros heavy-duty trucks with Active Drive Assist technology – giving them SAE Level 2 partially automated driving capability – will be run in customer fleets as part of an Australasian trial.

Another 15 Mercs with Active Drive Assist will also be running in the validation programme.

The trial trucks will go to work with “a wide range of customer fleets, clocking up substantial kilometres on various roads across both countries.”  

The Active Drive Assist system helps to steer the truck in corners – keeping it in the ...

NZ Truck & Driver News - June 2021

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