April issue of NZ Truck & Driver out next week
Posted: 21-Mar-2024 |

The April `24 issue of New Zealand Truck & Driver is out on the streets and motorways of Auckland for the Giti Tyres Big Test with one of the new Dempsey Wood Hino 700 Series truck and trailer combos.

The civil infrastructure company put four new Hino FS 2848 units into service early last year and is finding the 480hp 6x4s to be well-suited in the confined spaces of Auckland work sites.

Teletrac Navman Fleet Focus visits Whangarei and meets the hard case and hard-working Smith family. The Smiths have built their NorthEnd Contractors operation into a fleet of 24 trucks in 25 years and are busy on a wide variety of projects around Northland.

The April issue also catches up with Campbell Gilmour as this month’s Southpac Legend. Campbell has been involved in multiple aspects of the transport industry since getting his truck license on his 18th birthday.

News coverage for the month reports on the new truck launches and career opportunities showcased at the TMS Show in Christchurch and also looks at the Hyzon single stack fuel cell electric truck being developed in Australia. 

We also have the latest update on the Tyrewise end-of-life tyre disposal scheme, preview a spec upgrade for the Fuso Canter and there is a new round of LETF funding available for low emissions transport.

In the Transporting New Zealand monthly column Interim Chief Executive Dom Kalasih takes a look at the successes of industry sector groups and we also update the latest developments at the Ruakura Superhub in Hamilton.

Innovation in the hydrogen field continues with Daimler Truck pioneering a new liquid hydrogen refuelling system and there is local truck show coverage from Wellington and Otorohanga. 

The Double Coin Tyres NZ Transport Imaging Awards features a poster of the impressive new Dibble Transport Kenworth T610 SAR and we also tell the story of the impressive artwork presented to the 2023 winner of the Double Coin Tyres Transport Imaging Award.

National Road Carriers Association CEO Justin Tighe-Umbers comments on the recent Government Policy Statement on land transport and what it means for the road transport industry and CrediFlex Recently Registered reports the new truck market continues to track on a gentle growth curve in early 2024.

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