Being an operator in the transport industry, travelling out of town may be part of your business. This may give rise to concerns that you are not been getting the best level of service you expect while away that you get from your local tyre dealer. That is where the National Tyre Assistance Group comes in.

The Institute of Road Transport Engineers New Zealand (IRTENZ) has announced the theme, date and location for this year’s conference. Rotorua will once again host the biennial event from 24 to 26 October, the theme of which will be Transport Innovation.

Dom Kalasih has been appointed president of the Institute Road Transport Engineers New Zealand (IRTENZ). Dom was voted in at a council meeting last Friday (14th July) in Tauranga. Outgoing president David Rodgers has been in the role for five years, “I’ve really enjoyed my time as president and it’s an ideal time to hand over. Fresh ideas and change is great,” Mr Rodgers told New Zealand Trucking. Dom’s role in the industry is HSSE Special Projects for Z Energy Ltd and he brings considerable knowledge particularly in the areas of health and safety and regulatory compliance.

News that the Government is investigating changes to the vehicle exhaust emission rule in light of recent publicity about selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) being disconnected will be welcomed by operators working within the law. Transport Minister Simon Bridges said the Government was committed to reducing the amount of harmful toxins in the environment and that SCR systems played an important role in reducing harmful diesel engine emissions.


Stephen Ryan, 37, has been driving trucks for almost 20 years, mainly for his uncle’s business, Caffrey Brothers from County Meath in Ireland.

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