News: Tainui to announce inland port operator by 2017

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Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) hopes to announce the appointment of an operator for its new inland port at Ruakura by the beginning of 2017.

It has sent an invitation document for expressions of interests to potential port operators around the globe to take on the new inland port at Ruakura, near Hamilton.

The 480 hectare Ruakura development incorporates a 33-hectare inland port and 84-hectare logistics zone in response to a forecast 60% increase in freight volumes in the region by 2042. Continue reading “Tainui to announce inland port operator by 2017” »

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News: Pajero Sport gets overdue third-row seat

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While not available at launch, Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand is releasing a new version of the Pajero Sport with seven seats, thanks to a foldaway third row at the rear of the vehicle’s interior.

Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand (MMNZ) sales and marketing head Daniel Cook says the factory addressing a emissions issue caused by weight, meant the new seven-seat version of the Pajero Sport had arrived here sooner than expected.

“Most buyers in this segment prefer a seven-seat vehicle, so now having the Pajero Sport in this configuration should catapult us up the sales charts,” says Cook. Continue reading “Pajero Sport gets overdue third-row seat” »

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News: US government recognises advancing diesel technology

image77350_aAdvancements in emissions control technology in diesel passenger cars and light-duty pickup trucks will have a positive effect in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to the US federal government’s newly released draft Technical Assessment Report (TAR).

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) released the mid-term evaluation of the National Programme for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for light-duty cars and trucks which please the U.S.A-based Diesel Technology Forum.
The Draft TAR, which covers vehicle model years 2022-2025, confirms that automotive manufacturers are introducing new technology to market at a rapid pace, and predicts that the MY 2022-2025 standards are achievable with a broad range of technologies. Continue reading “US government recognises advancing diesel technology” »

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News: Huntly Waikato Expressway’s new mascot

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A tabby kitten hiding under a container on a Huntly Waikato Expressway worksite had been adopted by the team. “Morning team. Here’s a bit of a different staff profile for you,” a Waikato Expressway staff member posted to the NZTA-run Facebook page on Thursday morning. Continue reading “Huntly Waikato Expressway’s new mascot” »

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News: Guidance report reducing SME crash costs

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Road safety charity, Brake is releasing a guidance report to help small-medium enterprises (SME) improve the safety of workers who drive vehicles as part of their employment and reduce the cost of crashes. Continue reading “Guidance report reducing SME crash costs” »

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News: Scania contesting EU price-fixing investigations

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A member of the Volkswagen Group, Swedish truck and bus manufacturer Scania is challenging the European Commission’s view that the company entered a pan-European price-fixing cartel with other manufacturers. Continue reading “Scania contesting EU price-fixing investigations” »

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News: Economy not down over dairy

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Despite the slowdown in the dairy industry, many of the truck and machinery distributors present at the 48th National Fieldays reported buyer confidence and levels of inquiry were higher than in 2015.

More than 130,684 people attended the 48th running of the National Fieldays, with 31,327 visitors passing through the gates on Saturday, June 18, the final day of the event.

Isuzu Trucks general manager Colin Muir says buyer confidence at Mystery Creek was high. Continue reading “Economy not down over dairy” »

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News: Doeg takes the reins at Hino

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Doeg takes the reins at hino PICMoving from one respected Japanese truck brand to another in the local markets brings a new set of challenges and opportunities for a familiar face to the transport industry.

Fuelling Michael Doeg’s move from a sales and marketing position at Isuzu trucks to becoming Hino Distributor’s general manager is his enthusiasm for the automotive sector, which he says provides a different challenge daily.

Starting on a dealership floor in vehicle sales, Doeg spent a decade at General Motors (NZ), climbing from district manager into the driver’s seat as national sales manager. Continue reading “Doeg takes the reins at Hino” »

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