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New aftermarket truck parts specialist The Parts Hub – offering new original equipment and aftermarket parts, plus salvage parts – aims to be the industry’s “first-choice” supplier.

The Whangarei-based business says its “OE and quality aftermarket parts” business runs “alongside a highly-professional dismantling operation.”

The company describes itself as “an experienced team of parts professionals with expertise across leading Japanese truck brands.”

And it says: “The Parts Hub represents a fresh addition to the commercial parts market – with a seasoned understanding of the industry.”

Parts manager Kurt Dowson says that its goal “is to be the number one go-to ...

NZ Truck & Driver News - March 2021

A tv documentary series telling the story of the evolution of trucking in New Zealand – aimed at righting a wrong in which the industry is cast as a villain – is set to begin screening on Prime this month.

The Truck Files – a NZ Story is a three-part series that is NOT an Outback Truckers-style piece of reality tv, showing hard-case truckies in dramatic fashion.

It’s a bid by Christchurch trucking journalist and videographer Bryce Baird “to educate the public about an industry that is so essential to the running of the country.”

To correct the situation in which “people have lost sight of the importance of road transport.”

The 63-year-old Baird – a former truck...

NZ Truck & Driver News - March 2021

International port logistics company ISO Ltd has made a huge move into New Zealand’s log transport industry, with the purchase of Pacific Haulage and Williams & Wilshier’s Gisborne operation.

The buyout has seen ISO acquire the entire Gisborne operations of the two companies, including a combined fleet of 90-plus logtrucks and trailers. 

ISO chief executive officer Paul Cameron won’t divulge the purchase price, but says the company paid “a fair market price for a quality business.”

Cameron pays tribute to W&W owner Warwick Wilshier and his former Pacific co-owners Calvin Paddon and the late Mike Treloar for building what ISO terms “well-respected businesses with...

NZ Truck & Driver News - February 2021

CablePrice’s expansion of its South Island sales, parts and service network for Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and FUSO trucks continues with the establishment of a Dunedin branch.

CablePrice deputy MD Aidan Mahony says the company is “delighted to bring sales and support back to Dunedin” for the Daimler makes. 

“The team at CablePrice are fully committed to supporting customers with the best possible service through our own, ever-increasing, branch network and this is just one part of that commitment.

“The Dunedin branch, operating on the former Prestige Commercial site, will service the wider Otago region and offer truck and Mercedes-Benz van customers full works...

NZ Truck & Driver News - February 2021

Daimler Trucks is being prepared for a stockmarket listing, German business media have reported, quoting Daimler AG sources.

Such a spinoff has been rumoured before, particularly since the Daimler group began creating independent subsidiaries under its umbrella – market analysts quick to point out that this makes it easier to split them and list them separately.

The newspaper Handelsblatt said that Daimler AG is planning an initial public offering of Daimler Trucks late this year. The trucks division, of course, includes the Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, FUSO and Western Star truck makes.

It said that Daimler wanted to unlock the value of the truck unit – and other Ge...

NZ Truck & Driver News - February 2021

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