Dates are now confirmed for New Zealand’s largest trucking event, the 2020 TMC Trailers Trucking Industry Show. Held 20 to 21 March 2020, the industry will gather for two days of showcasing, networking and celebrating. This show is not to be missed, and bookings for sponsorship and trade exhibitor sites are now open.
A consortium called BioLNG EuroNet has announced a commitment to the further expansion of LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a road transport fuel across Europe with new infrastructure that should ensure the long-term success and mass scale adoption.
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Container Waste has some impressive trucks in their growing fleet but this new International ProStar is on the next level. The International ProStar is a relatively recent addition to the New Zealand market, however there are already some fantastic examples on the road, none more so than this month’s Top Truck, which earns its keep for Canterbury company, Container Waste
Ever wondered what’s the biggest cause of road traffic accidents? Try the person behind the wheel. Volvo Trucks’ latest safety report yields some thought-provoking stats… Road safety, and especially what causes us to do daft things once we get behind the wheel, is an interesting topic. When it comes to informed debate on HGV accident statistics, a go-to source is Volvo Trucks’ Safety Report, an infrequent, though highly informative analysis of European Union road accident data involving HGVs of all makes, not just Volvo.
What happened to the trucks New Zealand Trucking featured on its cover and road tested back in 2008? Well, we have tracked them down and here is what they are getting up to now. Turn the clock back a decade and there were warning bells and alarms starting to sound as financial markets began to haemorrhage around the world. In ’07 if you asked the average Kiwi in the street who Lehman Brothers were they would probably have answered a country and western band, however by mid-September ’08 Lehman Brothers were top of the 6pm news.
Bigger, brighter, blossoming… The 2018 Alexandra Blossom Festival truck show proved as popular as ever, with a total of 89 trucks competing for honours this year, an increase on last year’s total. The great team from Heavy Trucks was again the sponsor. The Star of the Show award went to Ricky Rodgers from Summerland Express Freight Ltd with his immaculate Western Star, a deserving winner considering the 916,000 kilometres on its clock. He also took out the Best Western Star prize.
By the early 1930s, vans built on light truck chassis were starting to enter the fleet. Some of these were designed for a specific task, such as this one used to move parcels between ships and the Chief Post Office in Wellington. Parcels would have come into and left New Zealand in traditional mailbags that would have been loaded/ unloaded by rope nets from the ship’s hold.