Trucking’s hayday

08 March 2019

“My friend Frannie [Francis Dick] in Nelson phoned me and I could tell she was distressed. Her animals had no feed and the fire cordons meant there was no way of getting feed to th...

THE WAY WE WERE - Tapped out a...

13 February 2019

After six years in the trade, Paul spent 46 years working for the Ministry of Transport, Commercial Services MOT, VTNZ, Land Transport Safety Authority (LTSA), Land Transport NZ (L...

THE TRUCKS OF NEW ZEALAND POST

05 February 2019

From the early days until the late 1980s, mail was traditionally carried in canvas bags. Between towns and cities, the mail was moved by trains that sometimes included a Railway ...

'Little Trucker's Club' - A da...

08 February 2019

How does driving a bulk tipping combination sound? Let’s see what a day in the life of J Swap Ltd driver Mike Verran looks like.

GALLERY - The Dave Carr Memori...

05 February 2019

Late 2018 saw the third running of the Dave Carr Memorial Run, this year also in support of the Heart Foundation. The run travelled into North Canterbury, through Rangiora, Ashley,...

LIGHT COMMERCIAL TEST - Ram bu...

30 January 2019

Like your utes big and brash, and you’ll have a Dodge Ram somewhere on your wish list. But until recently you’d have had to wrestle with imports and LHD regulations or dodgy conver...

AUSSIE ANGLES - Ahead of the game PART 1

08 January 2019

New emission regulations may be just around the corner, but Cummins and Kenworth are certainly getting ahead of the game with real world testing of their Euro 6 engines and models....

SOUTHLAND TRANSPORT - Invercar...

08 January 2019

The annual Invercargill Truck Show took place in its usual slot on Sunday of Labour Weekend in October. One hundred and eighteen trucks assembled from early on Sunday morning at t...

MAIN TEST – WORLD FIRST Fat-ca...

08 January 2019

New Zealand is home to a Kenworth world first. A 2.8m Fat- Cab Aerodyne on an 8x4 rigid truck. What makes the story even better is that it couldn’t have gone to a more appropriate ...

Nelson Truck Show

07 January 2019

The combination of good weather, a well-presented array of trucks and plenty of visitors made the Nelson show a resounding success. In excess of 1800 people came through the gates...