MAIN TEST - Clever reflections

16 August 2019

The Magpie. A tenacious, stealthy, skilful, opinionated, and witty creature with innate confidence and a keen eye for shiny things. Born not with tolerance for fools, or that which falls short of a Bulldog’s tenacity.

RETRO TEST - For Queen and colonies

16 August 2019

Retro Tests for your pleasure, The Retro Tests sample trucks from the great era that spanned the early 70s through to the early 90s, roughly…there are no hard and fast rules. To so...

100 not out!

22 August 2019

With a century under his belt, Eric Wilson can still recall facts, figures, and characters from his time as a transport operator seven decades ago!

PERSON OF INTEREST - Harry Wol...

22 August 2019

It’s often difficult to get a feel of where things are at in the top offices of the world’s leading OEMs – often scattered around far-flung corners of the globe. However, president...

INTERNATIONAL TRUCK STOP - ‘Mi...

20 August 2019

Is there such a thing as too much technology? Will Shiers gets behind the wheel of a mirrorless new Mercedes-Benz Actros. I reckon the word ‘intuitive’ is used far too liberally...

AUSSIE ANGLES - Driver coachin...

31 July 2019

Reliably delivering around half a million litres of diesel every day to outback Queensland requires more than good equipment and good management. In the coalfields in Queensland’s ...

MAIN TEST - The Silk Road

24 July 2019

Mixing experience and passion with execution and a decent whack of humility will likely yield an outstanding result. The latest car-carrying creations from Auckland based Carr & Ha...

TOP TRUCK - Be-dazzled!

01 August 2019

Spraying bitumen and emulsion is known to be dirty, hot, and hard work … and certainly not usually seen at the glamour end of the trucking industry. Higgins Contractors Ltd has put...

TRUCKS OF NEW ZEALAND POST

29 July 2019

When the Post Office decided its vehicles no longer met their requirements, they were disposed of. Unfortunately the majority ended up in the scrapyard. Some, however, became museu...

TOP TRUCK - As Kiwi as it gets

29 July 2019

There might still be a number of operators in the New Zealand transport scene who predate the Y2K bug, but ones who remember the Beatles’ hits on the wireless are fewer on the grou...