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Three of Scania's new-generation trucks will undergo testing in New Zealand in the next few months.

National distributor CablePrice will work with Scania to evaluate different configurations of the new generation truck in various applications, in preparation for the model's NZ introduction.

Mike Davidson, CablePrice's national sales manager for commercial vehicles, says that no local launch date has been set, but he's confident that the extensive testing programme to evaluate the new model will confirm its suitability for Kiwi operators.

And he adds: "We are committed to working these evaluation units hard in NZ's challenging conditions."

To date, the n...

NZ Truck & Driver News - February 2018

Six companies involved in the road transport industry have been recognised in the annual Reader's Digest Quality Services Awards – recognising the New Zealand businesses that most satisfy their clients.

Of the three categories that have a transport association, CourierPost was awarded gold and NZ Couriers silver in the courier section, Conroy Removals was rated No. 1 in the house and furniture removers category, ahead of Crown….

And in the tyre retailers section, Bridgestone/Firestone won gold and Beaurepaires silver.

A total of 41 categories were surveyed, with 1500 NZers rating their experience of service provided by businesses/organisations in sectors...

NZ Truck & Driver News - February 2018

Trailer manufacturer TRT has judged Luke Martin its Apprentice of the Year for 2017 – ahead of fellow-finalists Matthew Morgan and Kent Morley.

The award winners were announced at the annual Gallagher Rotary Awards Dinner, which recognises excellence in industry training. Supported by Sir William and Lady Judy Gallagher, the awards are hosted by the combined Frankton and Te Rapa Rotary Clubs. TRT was one of several leading Waikato companies in attendance, each making presentations to their top-performing trainees or apprentices.

Martin is an apprentice in automotive parts and accessories merchandising and is a member of the TRT heavy commercial vehicle parts team.

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NZ Truck & Driver News - January 2016

Record demand and strong ongoing orders for new Volvo trucks in New Zealand and Australia have prompted Volvo Group Australia to increase the capacity of its Brisbane factory.

VGA says that the increased build numbers will help ease the pressure on the plant and ensure its future capability to meet customer's needs.

Volvo Trucks NZ says continuing demand here has been a large part of the decision to increase build capacity. It adds that every time supply was increased in 2017, demand quickly outstripped it.

Record NZ deliveries in 2017 and orders into 2018 remain at alltime high levels across the Volvo FM, FMX and FH model ranges, says vice president of Volvo T...

NZ Truck & Driver News - February 2018


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