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Mike McRandle moves from senior role at Police CVST to Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand
Posted on 17-Jun-2022

Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand is excited to welcome Mike McRandle to lead its national team of Regional and Sector Advisors.

Mike’s successful career with Police started in 1989, culminating in his leading the South Island Commercial Vehicle Safety Team (CVST) of New Zealand Police and becoming a Vice President of the NZ Police Association, both positions he currently holds.

Mike has a passion for the heavy transport freight sector and he sees joining the industry peak body as the best way to make a positive differe...

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Take advantage of the tools available to help your business
Posted on 17-Jun-2022

Rising costs are impacting road transport operators throughout the country. New Zealand, like the rest of the world, is facing inflationary pressures. The transport industry is particularly vulnerable and at risk because we are a service industry. 

We estimate the cost of fuel as a proportion of a transport business has gone up from about 15 to 20 per cent to about 30 to 35 per cent – a massive jump. Wages and other costs are also increasing. 

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Momentum Builds As Penlink Partners Put Pen To Paper
Posted on 16-Jun-2022

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency today announced the successful construction partners for delivering Penlink, a new two-lane, proposed toll road in North Auckland.

HEB, Fulton Hogan, Aurecon and Tonkin + Taylor gathered today with Waka Kotahi to formally sign an agreement, that saw the group become an alliance to construct the eagerly awaited new connection.

The seven-kilometre road and shared path for people walking and on wheels is part of the Government’s $8.7 billion New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP), and will provide be...

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National Road Carriers appoints Justin Tighe-Umbers as new CEO
Posted on 16-Jun-2022

National Road Carriers Association (NRC) is pleased to announce Justin Tighe-Umbers will be joining as CEO from Monday 15 August. The NRC Board partnered with Executive Search experts Hobson Leavy, to undertake a robust process to identify a new CEO who could bring the right mix of commercial leadership, regulatory capability, and stakeholder engagement expertise to the leadership role. 

“Following an extensive search with Hobson Leavy, Justin was selected to lead NRC. His ability to meet both the membership and commercial stra...

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New safer speeds for safer journeys on SH3 Napier Road
Posted on 16-Jun-2022

Journeys for people travelling on State Highway 3 Napier Road between Palmerston North and Ashhurst will soon be safer, with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency announcing new safer permanent speed limits.

Proposed speed limit changes were consulted on in April and May this year after a review found the current speed limits were not safe or appropriate for the road. 

From Thursday 23 June 2022, the new safer permanent speed limits on SH3 Napier Road will be: 80km/h from 20m north of Sutton Place in Palmerston North to 130m ea...

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New Zealand’s largest heavy truck company launches first BEV truck
Posted on 16-Jun-2022

New Zealand’s leading heavy truck brand, Scania New Zealand, is introducing its first fully electric truck to the local market.

Scania has brought in two, first generation, 29 (GCVW) tonne battery electric vehicles, each with a range of up to 250 km suitable for either short or medium haul journeys, including optional emission free operation for both hydraulics and refrigeration units.

Scania New Zealand Managing Director Rafael Alvarenga says bringing in these fully electric trucks is not a one-off, instead they represent a g...

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