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The world’s first “green steel,” made without using coal, has been delivered to truckmaker Volvo. 

Swedish steelmaker SSAB says its trial delivery to Volvo – which will be followed by green steel supplies to Mercedes-Benz AG and to cargo-handling machinery maker Cargotec – is “a crucial milestone” in its progress towards full-scale production of entirely fossil-free steel, as early as 2026.

That, it says, will make it the world’s first steelmaker able to offer a fossil-free value chain – from the mine to the end-product. 

“The first fossil-free steel in the world is not only a breakthrough for SSAB, it represents proof that it’s possible to make the transit...

NZ Truck & Driver News - October 2021

An official investigation has found that for eight years Police failed to properly monitor whether a consortium of heavy vehicle towtruck operators – contracted by the Police – were compliant with the law.

The Independent Police Conduct Authority finding, released in August, was triggered by a complaint from another heavy vehicle towing company about the circumstances under which the contract to recover vehicles on Auckland motorways was awarded in 2013….

And its concerns that since then the individual companies making up the contracted consortium had regularly used non-complying tow vehicles.

The IPCA found that the 2013 contract was conditional on Police inspecting...

NZ Truck & Driver News - October 2021

Mack’s new Anthem is launched in New Zealand this month, with two of the new models doing a nationwide roadshow.

The Mack Evolution Tour starts in Invercargill, appropriately enough, since the first two Kiwi Anthems have been bought by the Southland-headquartered HWR Group – a longtime Mack Trucks customer.

The roadshow will take a month from the August 6 start date to work its way up the country to Whangarei (where it will wind up on September 7) – with 13 one-day stopovers at Truckstops branches along the way.

Mack Trucks NZ national sales manager Stu Wynd says that “although the Anthem was originally released in the United States in September 2017, it has been re-...

NZ Truck & Driver News - August 2021

Central Diesel Services has opened a new branch in Rotorua – the move made in conjunction with the company’s appointment as the authorised Daimler makes service and parts dealer for the Rotorua region.

The Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and FUSO representation is a natural extension of CDSL’s status as the service and parts dealer for the makes in the Tauranga area.

The new purposebuilt branch has four drive-through bays (including a full-length pit), a truck wash area, a parts warehouse and office, as well as a generous offstreet parking area for trucks and trailers awaiting service. 

Managing director Robert (Bert) Hayden and his wife and fellow director Debbie, ...

NZ Truck & Driver News - July 2021

Scania New Zealand has appointed a new, authorised Scania service dealer for the Drury area – Broshmik Trucks.

Scania NZ service director Nick Allan says maintaining Scania’s quality customer service was top of mind in signing-up Broshmik: “The appointment also supports Scania’s growth plans in the greater Auckland region. Broshmik Trucks will continue to operate from their Drury workshop.” 

Founded in 2015, the company is a family owned and operated heavy vehicle workshop. Operations manager and director Josh Rudsits says the company’s professionally-trained technicians live and breathe Scania: “A childhood passion of figuring out how things turn and exploring our pa...

NZ Truck & Driver News - July 2021

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