News: Transport and the health and safety at work act.

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Transport and the health and safety at work act PIC 1On 4 April the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 came into force.

It will have wide ramifications. It provides duties on businesses to do what is “reasonably practicable” to ensure the health and safety of its workers, and in fact any other person affected by the work. The duty extends to those the business influences or directs outside the direct worker – such as subcontractors.

That a vehicle can be a place of work has been in the law for some time (so can a vessel, train, or aircraft). So trucks, buses, and taxis are covered. So too is work use of a car, private or otherwise. Continue reading “Transport and the health and safety at work act.” »

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News: Bay bid to reopen the railway

trainHawke’s Bay Regional Council has amended its bid to reopen the railway between Napier and Wairoa, under a proposal signed off behind closed doors last week.

It proposes KiwiRail run the service and maintain the tracks, but is staying silent on details other than to say it’s related to establishing log transport from Wairoa to Napier’s port.

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has amended its bid to reopen the railway between Napier and Wairoa by proposing that KiwiRail run the service as well as maintain the tracks under a proposal signed off in a closed-doors council meeting late last week. Continue reading “Bay bid to reopen the railway” »

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News: MacGregor kit for new Japan carriers

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Cargotec’s MacGregor is set to send four “comprehensive” RoRo access equipment packages to two Japanese shipyards.

There are four car carriers being built equipped with the systems, which will be delivered during Q3 next year.

Two 7400 CEU pure car/pure truck carriers are being built at Shin Kurushima Dockyard and two 3000 CEU pure car carriers at Nakai Zosen Corporation. Continue reading “MacGregor kit for new Japan carriers” »

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News: Keeping our customers on the road

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LDV cargo vans have quietly been making inroads into the New Zealand market, with the brand taking second place in the overall van segment behind Toyota in both the January and February sales figures for 2016.

Toyota registered 157 vans in January 2016 and LDV saw 62 registrations. In February, Toyota recorded 184 van registrations while LDV had 82 units registered.

There are two ranges available, the 2.5-litre turbodiesel only LDV V80 cargo with manual or AMT transmissions, and the petrol powered LDV G10, which comes with a 2-litre, turbocharged petrol engine for the automatic, and a 2.4-litre petrol engine with the manual variant. Continue reading “Keeping our customers on the road” »

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News: 2016 Hilux SR5 double cab

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2016 Hilux SR5 double cab PIC 1With 2015 being a “launch year” for a majority of the models in the hotly-contested light commercial sector, the all-new Toyota Hilux was never going to have it easy in the battle for buyers, especially given the success of the Ford Ranger encroaching upon traditional Toyota ute loyalists.

Outside the glamour of the Wildtrack and Limited models, however, the bigger question remains- can the fleet-focussed Hilux SR5 stay ahead of the Ranger XLT?

Our test vehicle was a Hilux SR5 4WD Double Cab well side with the 6-speed i-MT Manual mated to the 2.8-litre diesel, producing 130kW @3400rpm and more importantly, 420nM of torque within a 1400-2600rpm range. Continue reading “2016 Hilux SR5 double cab” »

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News: Master casters hitch up versatile fifthwheel

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Master casters hitch up versatile fifthwheel PIC 1Born in the lab, made for the road, and ready to overtake on quality and price,’ reads the blurb for the new Fleet Master Cast Fifth Wheel – a first for Fuwa K-Hitch.

As impressive as this all sounds, there’s no doubt that the product is at the pointy end of fifth wheel development, with ISO-patterned feet for easy interchangability, and a solid 200kn rating that gives it a nice balance between durability and versatility.

Lightweight options like this have been few and far between, but as it’ll cover off single trailer and B-Train applications, it will be a good addition to set-ups for many operators. Continue reading “Master casters hitch up versatile fifthwheel” »

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News: Timaru truckie wows with plough

ploughA Timaru truck driver has won the national ploughing championship in the reversible class – nine times.

“I’ve been competing in ploughing since 1976,” Bob Mehrtens told stuff.co.nz.

“This is my 38th final.” Continue reading “Timaru truckie wows with plough” »

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News: iPhones replace cops’ ticket books

Sergeant Graeme Bergh uses the new OnDuty app. Photo / NZ Police

Sergeant Graeme Bergh uses the new OnDuty app. Photo / NZ Police

Police will now use iPhones to issue tickets.

Starting today cops will use an app called OnDuty that will streamline the ticketing process.

Infringements will be sent from the smartphones directly to a server which then automatically sends fines to the person’s postal address. Continue reading “iPhones replace cops’ ticket books” »

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