News: Budget puts $249m extra into transport

Kiwirail-340x191The Government is delivering on its transport priorities by providing an additional $248.9 million for key transport projects over the next four years, says transport minister Simon Bridges.

This brings the Government’s total spending on transport in 2015/16 to $4.27 billion, including $3.01 billion from the National Land Transport Fund.

KiwiRail receives $209.8 million capital in 2015/16 from the Future Investment Fund. A further $190 million will be funded in Budget 2016. Continue reading “Budget puts $249m extra into transport” »

News: New Ranger on show at Fieldays


Here is how the new Ford Ranger looks, before its arrival in New Zealand in August/September.

Prior to this, Ford NZ will provide a special preview of the Ranger at the National Fieldays next month.

The Fieldays’ vehicle is the same vehicle that was globally revealed at the Bangkok Auto Show – a NZ-spec’d XLT 4WD double cab. Continue reading “New Ranger on show at Fieldays” »

News: Good news as economy expands


It’s all good news for the automotive, transport and equipment sector as the economy just keeps bubbling along.

The nationwide measure of composite economic activity increased 1.1% q/q (3.5% y/y), with the North Island economy expanding 1.2% in the quarter and the South Island growing 1.0%.

Thirteen of fourteen regions recorded an increase in economic activity in the March quarter. That’s a broad-based economic expansion in operation, says the ANZ Bank in its quarterly review. Continue reading “Good news as economy expands” »

News: Greater growth forecast for commercial telematics

Screen-Shot-2015-05-22-at-11.25A new report by Allied Market Research has revealed the global commercial telematics market is expected to reach US$49.12 billion by 2020.

The transportation and logistics segment is observed to have the largest share in the total market size by revenue in 2015, and will remain the largest revenue-generating end user segment, given the need for vehicle diagnostics and vehicle tracking etc.

Fleet/asset management as an application segment, is the highest revenue-generating solution, contributing about 50% of the total commercial telematics solutions market revenue. Continue reading “Greater growth forecast for commercial telematics” »

News: International tops Brisbane Truck Show

With LoneStar ‘Blade’ leading the way, crowds flocked to the Navistar stand.

The 2015 Brisbane Truck Show has been a stunning success for Navistar Auspac and the return of the famous International truck brand.

“We had a big story to tell and new products to show, and it is extremely gratifying to know that we were able to convey that story and show those products, with such an exceptional level of acceptance, to a broad audience,” says Glen Sharman, Navistar Auspac director of sales, marketing and business development.

The return of International to the Australian truck market was led by two immaculately prepared ProStar models. Continue reading “International tops Brisbane Truck Show” »

News: Putting real time data in front of the driver to change behaviours

Screen-Shot-2015-05-22-at-11.24Globally the use of telematics is growing in the transport industry, particularly in markets such as Australasia and the United States says International Telematics Australasia general manager Stephen Brown.

Brown says that telematics covers a broad definition but in local terms it can be used to described GPS tracking or electronic monitoring of road user charges but he says more transport operators are beginning to realise the functionality available to them.

Managing data can be time consuming but the end result can be more than worth the effort in terms of fuel savings, accident reductions and the reductions of repairs and maintenance in the long term for a transport operator, says Brown. Continue reading “Putting real time data in front of the driver to change behaviours” »

News: Gisborne Haulage man released from prison

parole-board-logoA former key figure in Gisborne Haulage has been released from prison less than 18 months into his 4-year sentence.

Nigel O’Leary, 58, was convicted and sentenced to four years’ jail after pleading guilty to nine charges in late October 2013. The offending was committed to fund his personal interests in Gisborne Haulage and another company, according to NBR.

His convictions were for theft by a person in a special relationship, obtaining by deception, false statement by promoting and false accounting; all arising from the failure of Rockforte Finance. Continue reading “Gisborne Haulage man released from prison” »

News: Transport figures join business hall of fame.

young-enterprise-trustWell known figures of the transport and infrastructure industry are being recognised with inductions onto the Youth Enterprise Trust business hall of fame.

The acknowledgements are for ‘business people who have made a big contribution to the economic and social development of New Zealand’.

The latest laureates will be inaugurated at a special event on July 29. Continue reading “Transport figures join business hall of fame.” »

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