The efficient machine

14 October 2017

An enclave of US iron in the Wairarapa is home to a new Freightliner Coronado 122. Will the first bonneted Freightliner in the Bill Hammond Transport Ltd fleet live up to the great...


15 September 2017

‘Ticks all the boxes’ can mean so many different things to so many companies. To some it’s rampant sophistication, to some the latest and greatest, and to others no frills simplici...

MAIN TEST 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...