Light Commercial Test - X is all Class

09 July 2018

Mercedes-Benz launched its new X-Class one-ton ute with an extended city and rural road drive, and a brief hilly farm jaunt to demo its off-road skills. This ute comes via an arra...

International Truck Stop - Tak...

05 July 2018

For Europe’s truck makers there’s no better way of generating new excitement in an existing model than by offering a Limited Edition version. In a world where everything looks t...

Mercedes-Benz Arocs - One year...

09 July 2018

It’s been a year since we saw the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz New Dimension Truck range: the Actros, Arocs, Atego, and Econic to New Zealand. One of the early adopters of the n...

THE TRUCKS OF NEW ZEALAND POST

02 July 2018

These two examples show a standardised mail van and flat deck truck, both of which would have been built at the P&T workshops in Wellington, the buildings in the background. A few ...

No looking back Part:1

25 June 2018

Over the next three months we’ll take a look at what’s going on at Fuso. In this, part one, we’ll recap on inner workings and culture and discover what’s ‘here’ but not here curren...

Cool things - Morris? Is that you?

26 June 2018

The 1965 Morris FGK60 owned by Tim Rush of Feilding now has a secret weapon powering it – a 2008 GM/Holden all-aluminium LS2 V8 motor running into a 4-speed automatic transmission....

Aussie Angles - High country A...

14 June 2018

Mount Buller Alpine Area Transport owner Evan Lowing cites exceptional fuel economy as the standout feature of their new Actros 2658 6x4 that joined the fleet six months ago.

Business Profile - Blackwells ...

14 June 2018

Blackwells’ parts manager Wayne Mclellan says when the earthquake struck Christchurch back in 2011, their passenger dealerships were caught right in the centre of the red zone. “U...

OBITUARY - Patrick Joseph (Pat) Mear

18 June 2018

Patrick Joseph (Pat) Mear 1946 – 2018 It is with great sadness New Zealand Trucking records the passing of another of the road transport industry’s stalwarts. Patrick Joseph...

International Truck Stop - Kin...

13 June 2018

‘Cans’ are the go-to for the bulk of freight moved around the globe. The Port of Rotterdam is the gateway to continental Europe. From old it has been of great importance to the ...