Just Truckin' Around - Dave West

13 May 2019

Dave West was grabbing a bite to eat in Levin when Faye Lougher caught up with him. The managing director of Riordan and West had left Pukekohe that morning and was headed for Well...

Sun, shine and setting

13 May 2019

The 2019 Taranaki Truck Show was held on Sunday 10 March and New Plymouth turned on near-perfect weather conditions for the event. The biennial show is organised by the Taranaki Tr...

BUSINESS PROFILE - Pride and p...

11 April 2019

Branding is a big part of the transport industry and most operators’ trucks are instantly recognisable due to stunning paintwork or striking graphics. The team at Haddock Spray Pai...

MAIN TEST – Mixing business wi...

10 April 2019

In September last year we took a look at Kenworth’s new T610 working in a business that was engaging with the famous bug for the first time. Waiau Pa Bulk Haulage work in the aggre...

TOP TRUCK - New tipper generation

11 April 2019

The immaculate fleet of Scania bulk tippers seen daily visiting construction sites around Auckland are the pride and joy of P & I Pascoe Ltd from Papakura. The distinctive white-ca...

Quality by the truckload Wells...

10 April 2019

The weather had its part to play in this year’s Wellsford Lion’s Roaring Truck Show. After weeks without rain and near-drought conditions, organisers had every reason to expect ide...

Southern to the core

09 April 2019

Hughie Harris, a legendary figure of Otago and Southland road transport fame, has recently retired – yet another honourable and distinguished career that in all likelihood will not...

MAIN TEST - From Sweden with love

11 March 2019

You’ll go a long way in New Zealand to find a combination that’s utterly unique, unless you live in Hamilton that is, where local company APL Direct have made a habit of innovation...

TOP TRUCK - ‘Bad Habit’

12 March 2019

From a wide-eyed kid riding shotgun with his uncle in the backblocks of the lower Hawke’s Bay to independent owneroperator. Nathan Nicol’s megapersonality K200 Kenworth logger is t...

‘Ya gotta do it? Then get it done’

08 March 2019

When well-respected Hawke’s Bay farmer, orchardist, transport operator, father and grandfather John ‘Emmo’ Emmerson passed away, for grandson Shaun there was only one fitting way t...