Ranui's Guardians

15 August 2017

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.

Main Test June 2017 - Service ...

30 May 2017

Multipurpose trucks are common amongst rural carriers who regularly swap between flat deck, tipper and livestock work, but few would dare to use a bonneted 8-wheeler for fear of losing capacity…

Main Test May 2017 - The ultim...

29 May 2017

To a North Islander visiting the South Island, the number of dropside tippers on SH 1 is striking; equally striking is the number of Freightliner Argosys used by those operating the rigs.

Main Test April 2017: King of the road

19 May 2017

It’s a rare day on the road in New Zealand when you don’t see a Regal Haulage truck. Based in Tamahere, on Hamilton’s southern outskirts, the company operates more than 100 trucks carrying bulk products nationwide.

Main Test Jan/Feb 2017: Mixing it up

22 May 2017

The Freightliner Columbia concrete spec truck has a solid family history behind it – but how does it handle the load at Allied Concrete?

Second Test, November 2016 - Q...

13 June 2017

UD Trucks’ Quon CW model fills a gap that, according to Davinder Singh, nothing else quite matches.

Main Test September 2016 - Top Gun

19 September 2016

When it comes to high horsepower trucks, Volvo currently rules the road. We find out why

Main Test June 2016 - Hard lessons

02 June 2017

Isuzu had problems with its last heavy-duty Giga models; but they stood by the trucks and supported their customers. A single model doesn’t define a brand, and it seems their cust...

Main Test March 2016 - Interna...

15 June 2016

It takes confidence for a truck manufacturer to put the first of a new model into logging in the central North Island.

Main Test - May 2016 - Aurora A-Stralis

06 June 2017

New Zealand Trucking headed to the bottom of the country where the Aurora Australis is sometimes seen, and Hobbs & Banks Iveco Stralis is occasionally visible too.