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“This is our main state highway and vital route to Wellington’s airport, we don’t want to see time added to that journey without strong evidence, which is currently missing in action,” he says.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is proposing new safer speed limits for State Highway 2 between Masterton and Featherston.

Hyzon Motors has announced it has developed new onboard hydrogen storage system technology designed to reduce the weight and manufacturing cost of commercial vehicles powered by Hyzon’s hydrogen fuel cells.

Hyzon Motors has officially commenced trading on the Nasdaq Global Select market following completion of its combination with SPAC vehicle DCRB.

PEOPLE AND TRANSPORT

A few years ago, Faye Lougher wrote a Just Truckin’ Around on Micky Prendergast, who was driving the Mobile Health surgical unit truck that day. This time, Jimmy Wilson is the driver, and the Mobile Health 2001 Freightliner Argosy has been replaced with a 2020 Mercedes-Benz Actros 5.

Other Stories

The 2021 EROAD Fleet Day, cancelled last year, returned to the Claudlands Park convention centre in Hamilton during May. With a line-up of 10 speakers, Fleet Day 2021 kicked off with a word by the chosen charity for 2021, the Brake Charity. New Zealand director Caroline Perry said the road-safety record in New Zealand was not great.

Back on the bench this month is our Ken Kirk Merc project, and it is time to fit the chassis components in preparation of primer and paint. Our chassis is assembled, but we are not going far without a battery box, steering linkages, and air and diesel tanks. So, this month, we fit these components before painting.

Volvo’s G88 continued a line of some of the marque’s most important 20th-century models; these comfortable cabovers gaining a dedicated following. Here’s the restoration story of one of New Zealand’s earlier G88s in some iconic colours.

Iveco’s latest Daily maximises load space options while remaining urban-road friendly. Iveco’s Daily van hasn’t been reviewed by New Zealand Trucking before. But it’s been a worldwide load-hauling fixture since 1978 and has introduced the likes of exhaust gas recirculation and direct- injection diesel to light vans.