The Rigs of 2008

06 November 2018

What happened to the trucks New Zealand Trucking featured on its cover and road tested back in 2008? Well, we have tracked them down and here is what they are getting up to now. Tu...

Blossom Festival bonanza

05 November 2018

Bigger, brighter, blossoming… The 2018 Alexandra Blossom Festival truck show proved as popular as ever, with a total of 89 trucks competing for honours this year, an increase on la...

THE TRUCKS OF NEW ZEALAND POST

05 November 2018

By the early 1930s, vans built on light truck chassis were starting to enter the fleet. Some of these were designed for a specific task, such as this one used to move parcels betwe...

International Truck Stop - Meg...

23 October 2018

Since 1981 Dutch magazine Truckstar has hosted the largest truck show in Europe, the annual Truckstar Festival. This year saw 2300 trucks turn up to what is a ‘bucket-list’ event for any Euro truck buff!

Aussie Angles - Freightliner C...

18 October 2018

Safety enhancements are the driving force behind the design of Freightliner’s new CL112-Low [centre of gravity] agitator spec truck that promises no compromises on efficiency, prod...

Retro Tests for your pleasure

16 October 2018

Welcome to the first of a new semi-regular series we’ve called Retro Tests. We’re going to sample trucks from the great era that spanned the early 70s, through until the early 90s,...

THE TRUCKS OF NEW ZEALAND POST

05 October 2018

The impact of the government directive of the mid 1920s that only motor vehicles sourced from Great Britain were to be purchased for government fleets was becoming noticeable by th...

Matawhero sales

01 October 2018

Matawhero saleyards’ impressive annual ewe sale occurs just outside Gisborne each year in the first quarter. This year 12,000 head of sheep passed under the auctioneer’s hammer, an...

The McDonough Contracting Gore...

18 September 2018

The start of winter means one thing in the deep south – truck show time! With music in the streets and the smell of diesel in the air, the small town of Gore comes alive at the sta...

THE TRUCKS OF NEW ZEALAND POST

17 September 2018

Just the Guy for it By the late 1920s the Post & Telegraph fleet had expanded rapidly to some 580 vehicles, 430 of which were trucks and vans, the rest cars and motorcycles. Th...