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Cummins Inc. has announced it closed on the previously announced acquisition of fuel cell and hydrogen production technologies provider Hydrogenics Corporation.

WABCO Holdings Inc. has signed a three-year agreement to be an anchor partner with Plug and Play, a global innovation platform leader headquartered in Silicon Valley, U.S.

The NZ Transport Agency is advising that the westbound lane of Saddle Road between State Highway 3 Ashhurst and State Highway 3 Woodville will be closed on Tuesday 17 September and Wednesday 18 September, from 8.30am to 2.30pm both days.

Those using the road between Cromwell and Queenstown, State Highway 6, will see abseilers and drilling activities at the Nevis Bluff from Monday 23 September.

PEOPLE AND TRANSPORT

With a century under his belt, Eric Wilson can still recall facts, figures, and characters from his time as a transport operator seven decades ago!

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Five-star impact safety result is just one advantage to longawaited update for NZ’s topselling van. It’d be safe to call Toyota’s Hiace a fixture on New Zealand’s roads. Toyotas make up a quarter of the cars here, and the three top-selling models in our history are Toyotas too – the Corolla, Hilux and Hiace. The Corolla and Hilux are no doubt already on your radar. With model facelifts and overhauls every two or three years, and marketing drives to match, it’s hard to forget they exist. But the Hiace has been a quiet, if steady, achiever since it first launched back in 1967, and like most vans it rarely hits the headlines – after all, a van’s model life lasts four or five times that of a passenger vehicle, and this is the first new Hiace for 14 years.

Easter weekend in the trucking world means models and this year the little roads in our world all lead to the Hawke’s Bay! The Tamatea Intermediate School hall in Napier was the location for this year’s New Zealand Model Truck Association National Competition and public display.

Motorways, tunnels, winding mountain passes, and impossibly narrow Italian streets. Paul O’Callaghan does it all with a Magnum in hand. The big Renault Magnum was really growing on me as I made my way along the French A40 autoroute from Geneva to the Italian border. In tow was a Krone Euroliner trailer loaded with a variety of Irish-made products from horse feed to computer parts, all destined for five locations in the north of Italy.

Some six years ago when NZ Fishing News editor, Grant Dixon, was in the market for a new tow vehicle, the corporate constraints of the time limited his spend, although there was a concession on safety – it had to tow three tonnes of braked trailer and boat! The selection process was an interesting one. I went down the utility route and was able to tow-test drive four of the more popular models, including a last generation Nissan Navara. Being an older model at the time it didn’t win first prize and wasn’t even on the podium.