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Stay one step ahead with Journey Planner
Posted on 26-Feb-2021

Stay one step ahead with Journey Planner

Planning a tricky route? Need to take strict requirements for your oversized, hazardous goods or livestock into account? As a fleet manager, planning safe and efficient journeys for your drivers is a key part of the job – but it also poses several challenges. For instance, if your drivers need to veer of the planned route due to unforeseen circumstances, most map software will then reroute your driver on the shortest route, often resulting in road obstacles and delays.  ...

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DAF - Second largest market share in company history
Posted on 25-Feb-2021

DAF Trucks strengthened its position as a global commercial vehicle manufacturer in 2020. Market share in the European heavy duty (16 tonne+) segment grew to 16.3%, the latest generation trucks were introduced in Taiwan and Brasil, and production of the zero emission CF Electric was announced, illustrating DAF’s environmental leadership.

In 2020, DAF registered 37,580 trucks on a total European heavy duty market of 230,400 vehicles, resulting in a market share of 16.3% (2019: 16.2%), which is the second best achievement in the compa...

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DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks join forces to speed up transition to fossil free road transport on longer distances
Posted on 25-Feb-2021

DHL Freight, one of the leading road freight providers in Europe, and Volvo Trucks have partnered to speed up the introduction of heavy duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe. The combined effort marks another important step towards climate neutral transport solutions.

So far, the main use of electric trucks has been for shorter distances within cities and urban areas. Now DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks have initiated a project focusing on longer distance heavy transports. The cooperation includes exclusive, ...

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Hyzon Motors And Hiringa Energy Advance Partnership To Decarbonize Heavy Road Transport In New Zealand
Posted on 25-Feb-2021

Hyzon Motors Inc. (“Hyzon”) and New Zealand’s Hiringa Energy (“Hiringa”) are pleased to announce the two companies have signed a vehicle supply agreement, with Hyzon commissioned to build and supply Hiringa with zero emission Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV).

The hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks, to be assembled at Hyzon’s facility in Winschoten, The Netherlands, will be manufactured in full compliance with local New Zealand requirements and the first batch of vehicles are expected to enter service in New Zealand by the end of 2021. Hyzo...

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Matakana Link Road – On Time And On Budget As Work Progresses
Posted on 25-Feb-2021

New drone footage released today of the Matakana Link Road construction shows the significant progress being made on this major project.

Over 333 truck and trailer loads of drainage metal have now been supplied - which would fill a rugby field to a depth of approximately 1m. Erosion controls are now 100 per cent complete; while site clearing and tree felling is 98 per cent complete. Matakana Road overhead services have now all been placed underground.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff welcomes the progress on the project, which he says...

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NZ Police - Recognising And Rewarding Safe Truck Drivers
Posted on 25-Feb-2021

NZ Police is taking part in Truck Driver Appreciation Week being rolled out this week at locations throughout New Zealand.

The initiative is led by NZ Truck and Driver and supported by trucking industry partners Road Transport Association, My Trucking, National Road Carriers, Eastland Wood Council, Tairāwhiti Road Transport, and Police.

“We are really pleased to take part in this long running positive initiative that recognises the trucking industry for the valuable contribution made to New Zealand’s economy,” says Inspector M...

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TIL Logistics Group & Freightways show good results
Posted on 25-Feb-2021

Two of NZ’s Publicly listed Transport companies show good returns.

New Zealand freight and logistics company, TIL Logistics Group Limited (NZX: TLL), has reported an increase in Group revenue, earnings and profit for the six months to 31 December 2020 (1H21) as it benefits from improved trading across the majority of its divisions.

The company has seen a recovery in activity since the April lockdown, particularly in sectors which are important sales areas for TLL, including residential construction, infrastructure, food & beve...

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Truckies appreciated over breakfast on TV1
Posted on 25-Feb-2021

According to presenter Jenny-May Clarkson “There’s no denying the fact that aotearoa relies on our truck drivers and if that wasn’t already clear, it’s never been so evident as it has over the past 12-months, Throughout the pandemic, through lockdowns, regional border closures and alert level changes they have been working right throughout, making sure our shelves stay stocked and our country kept moving. Now NZ Truck and Driver, along with the National Road Carriers Association, is taking to the street to show our truckies that their har...

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