If you’ve ever watched the documentary series Megafactories, you’ll instantly recognise HELLA as being in that category.

Johnny Baxter from Temuka Transport has won the on-road category of the international Volvo Trucks Fuelwatch Challenge, with Korean driver Taehun Kim crowned the most fuel-efficient driver in the off-road category.

Work is about to begin to make State Highway 3, from SH37 to Te Kuiti, safer for everyone who uses it.

The Land Rover Discovery has taken on a 110-tonne road train and the Australian outback… and won. The sight of a seven-trailer truck being pulled by an SUV sounds far-fetched – but that’s exactly what happened when Land Rover put the 2018 model Discovery to the ultimate towing test.


For more than 14 years Rick Harkness has put in countless hours driving and maintaining the trucks entrusted to him. Finally the hard work has been rewarded with a new 9870 International and he couldn’t be happier.

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This year the Gore Truck Show celebrated its 30th anniversary, a milestone that many shows never reach. But in true Southland style, this show just keeps on truckin’.

It’s a familiar site seeing a Wealleans Groundspread 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Atego or Axor rolling over the hills of the Waikato or Bay of Plenty countryside.

Standing in a rest area in Gordonton on the outskirts of Hamilton on a cold winter’s night, we suddenly see two spots of light in the distance that grow into a dazzling array of colour and gleaming reflections.

The Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham may not be the biggest event in the European trucking calendar, but there were still plenty of debutantes at ‘Brum’, including DAF’s latest XF and CF models.