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Mercedes-Benz Trucks to unveil the eActros LongHaul electric truck for long-distance transport in September
Posted on 22-Jun-2022

The battery-electric eActros LongHaul long-distance truck will be Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ trade show highlight at this year’s IAA Transportation in September in Hanover. The manufacturer announced the 40-ton truck in 2020 and presents the “concept prototype” exactly two years later for the first time. The eActros LongHaul to be shown at IAA provides a preview of the design theme of the series-production vehicle. The tractor unit is also part of the eActros LongHaul test fleet. The first prototypes are already undergoing intensive testing an...

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MOVE to establish an alternative sea freight solution between the North and South Islands
Posted on 22-Jun-2022

Transport and logistics group, MOVE Logistics Group Limited, is accelerating its Oceans strategy, having now entered a funding agreement for $10 million of co-investment from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

This will see MOVE establish an alternative sea freight solution between the North and South Islands of New Zealand, initially creating a new gateway via Nelson and New Plymouth.

Currently, the only options available for moving rolling stock between the North and South Islands are via the Cook Strait ferries which operate ...

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Road Closures
Posted on 22-Jun-2022

A reminder that stop/go traffic management and temporary speed restrictions are in place on State Highway 1 (SH1) between Maroa Road and Tram Road, south of Ātiamuri.

The work is the first stage of safety improvements on SH1 between Piarere and Taupō to install flexible median safety barriers and roadside safety barriers.

Stop/go traffic management will continue to be in place between the hours of 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

A 30km/h temporary speed limit will be in place between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, while wor...

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‘Safe Rates’ For Drivers Will Make Our Roads Safer For Everyone
Posted on 22-Jun-2022

Unregulated competitive tendering in the trucking industry is driving unsafe driving behaviour in Aotearoa that leads to road accidents and fatalities, according to FIRST Union.

"Within 48 hours of the major accident in Picton this week, there have sadly been further fatal accidents in Glenbrook and Blenheim involving trucks and it’s clear that systemic change is needed," said Louisa Jones, FIRST Union Assistant General Secretary.

"These accidents should motivate us as a country to make important safety changes in the trucking...

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The all-new Hyundai PAVISE
Posted on 22-Jun-2022

Hyundai New Zealand announced it will launch a mid-duty truck known as the Hyundai PAVISE, in New Zealand next month. The new model joins the Mighty light duty and XCIENT heavy duty models as the brands key models locally.

With class leading powertrains, safety, design and space, the all-new Hyundai PAVISE represents the latest technology Hyundai Trucks has to offer.

Hyundai New Zealand CEO, Andy Sinclair said, “PAVISE opens up a new sector for us. We have only had product for the light and heavy-duty markets, so PAVISE allows...

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Volvo Trucks showcases new zero-emissions truck
Posted on 22-Jun-2022

Imagine a truck that only emits water vapor, produces its own electricity onboard and has a range of up to 1 000 km. It’s possible with fuel cells powered by hydrogen, and Volvo Trucks has started to test vehicles using this new technology.

Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric trucks will be especially suitable for long distances and heavy, energy-demanding assignments. To decarbonize transport, Volvo Trucks already today offers battery electric trucks and trucks that run on renewable fuels, such as biogas. In the second half of this...

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