Based on legendary Kenworth models from the past, the third in the series of special edition Kenworths, the Legend SAR, has been unveiled this week at the Brisbane Truck Show.

After five years of preparation in New Zealand and more than three million kilometres of road testing internationally, Fuso New Zealand has announced the arrival of six fully electric light trucks at the Auckland Port on Saturday. This marks the first tangible milestone of an approved electric truck trial for inner city deliveries – the eCanter ZEA Auckland City Project. This is the largest electric truck trial to date held in New Zealand having successfully secured co-funding through the government’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund.

At this week’s Brisbane Truck Show Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific launched new digital and safety features for its Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz brands.

In Wellington it’s termed the “Friday dump”, when the Government puts out a press release it doesn’t want too much media attention on. Friday is a bit of an outlier in the media cycle, even in this time of 24-7 news online.


When our Northland writer Mike Isle caught up with John Buckley, the truckie was taking a well-earned break in the forecourt of the Kaikohe sales yard.

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Will Shiers heads to New Mexico in search of the filming locations used in the classic 1978 trucking film Convoy.

New Zealand is littered with trucks that have long since had their glory day. Some lay hidden in dusty back lots on the outskirts of town. Some stand in the middle of the nation’s paddocks, covered in moss, almost blending into the scenery.

Don’t let the grittiness of the Hanes Engineering yard at Horotiu in the Waikato fool you. This enterprise is a shiny example of strong family bonds, Kiwi can-do, and passion for the industry. It’s an example that is epitomised by the latest addition to the company’s fleet.

Nobody should have been surprised at the outcome of the election, regardless of political persuasion.