NZ Truck & Driver News

Government fails to deliver info on time
Posted on 03-Dec-2021

I write this on the eve of a big change for New Zealand – on Friday, 3 December we switch to the Covid-19 Protection Framework, or traffic light system.  

Our lives will be ruled by three colours – well two, because getting to green seems a while away for any region at present – and showing our vaccination papers wherever we go, either electronically, or printed with photo identification. 

Once again, in making major changes to the way business is done, the Government has shown it knows very little about how business...

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Auction raises $10K
Posted on 01-Dec-2021

The Proactive Drive youth driver education programme will benefit from just over $10,000 raised during this year’s Mobil 1 Delvac NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame. 

The Hall of Fame event included an online silent auction which featured several unique items, notably guitars signed by maestros Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nelson, authenticated signed photos from sporting legends Kobe Bryant, Michael Schumacher, and Lewis Hamilton, as well as fantastic packages such as a brew your own beer experience, various holidays and in-home d...

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Eaton tests cylinder deactivation
Posted on 01-Dec-2021

Increasingly stringent emissions standards for diesel engines will require the adoption of additional technologies.

Power management company Eaton says cylinder deactivation (CDA) will be an effective technology for meeting future global emissions requirements for diesel-engine commercial vehicles.

To date, the technology has been evaluated with a close-coupled selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment system, with and without a 48-volt electric heater.

“Our CDA technology has proven it can help our customers me...

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Interislander sets vaccine policy
Posted on 01-Dec-2021

From 15 December, all passengers aged 12 years and older travelling on KiwiRail’s Interislander will be required to show proof of either double-vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test that was performed within the previous 72 hours. 

Interislander general manager Walter Rushbrook says the new requirements will give the travelling public confidence over the summer holidays.  

“KiwiRail’s inter-island ferries are a key passenger and freight connection between the North and South Islands, and we’re expecting this will b...

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Iveco to close Australian plant
Posted on 01-Dec-2021

The Iveco truck assembly plant in Melbourne will close from mid-2022 and the brand will switch to a fully imported model range for Australia and New Zealand in the second half of next year.

Iveco already sells Europe-built light and medium duty models in Australasia while building the Stralis and some X-Way and ACCO models at the Dandenong plant, which has built trucks since 1962.

An imported heavy truck line-up will see the Iveco Stralis being replaced by the new S-Way in the second half of next year and the addition of the T...

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Murph hits the road
Posted on 01-Dec-2021

On a recent nationwide road trip, motorsport legend, and new Allied Petroleum partner, Greg Murphy, visited businesses across New Zealand to find out how they rely on Allied’s total fuel solutions to keep them moving.

The Refuel Roadie was the perfect way for the former V8 Supercar star and 4-time Bathurst 1000 winner to see first-hand how Allied Petroleum supports  businesses across a huge range of industries, from civil construction and transport repairs to agricultural spraying and horticulture. 

Throughout the se...

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