News: ACC gold status saves transport firm $10,000

6981516337_5fbbcc9a9b_bGisborne-based Weatherell Transport Limited will benefit from a $10,000 reduction in levies thanks to achieving gold status in the ACC fleet saver programme.

The Gisborne Herald reported that ACC started the Fleet Saver programme in December 2013 to foster a safety culture amongst heavy vehicle fleets with incentives including a reduced levy of up to 40% per vehicle ($186 for non-petrol trucks) for those companies attaining gold status levels of “beyond compliance.”

Family-run Weatherell Trasnport Limited has a fleet of 60 refrigerated goods trucks, and company co-director Jane Weatherell told the Gisborne Herald the firm already had a stringent health and safety regime which has been recognised by the ACC award. Continue reading “ACC gold status saves transport firm $10,000” »

News: New MD to continue business transformation

Campbell-Jones_LRManheim has promoted its chief operating officer Campbell Jones to the new position of Manheim Australia and New Zealand managing director, effective December 1.

A 20-year Manheim veteran holding both state and national roles with responsibility for New Zealand, Jones says he has a deep understanding of the Kiwi market and will continue the company’s business transformation.

“We will continue our business transformation which includes investing in people, technology and facilities in order to better meet customer’s needs. Our aim is to add value at every step of the remarketing process,” he says. Continue reading “New MD to continue business transformation” »

News: Big Rigs return to rumble at Pukekohe


Pukekohe Park Raceway will witness plenty of rumbling this weekend as the 1200 horsepower, five-tonne NZ SuperTrucks take to the track for the Fuchs 500 event.

It is 10-years since the NZ SuperTrucks last raced at Pukekohe, and it is expected at least 11 of the racing trucks will return to the circuit as well as a host of former champions such as Ron Salter, Andrew Porter and Calven Bonney.

Clevedon racer Troy Wheeler says the Pukekohe event will be Round 1 of a 5 Round championship for the trucks and is a rejuvenation for the series. Continue reading “Big Rigs return to rumble at Pukekohe” »

News: SH 20 motorway to airport to close overnight

image-126The NZTA plans to close State Highway 20 for up to 12 hours this weekend to allow part of a new bridge to be lifted into place.

Truck drivers and motorists travelling to Auckland Airport will need to allow more time for travel says NZTA.

From 8pm on Saturday 29 November to 8am on Sunday 30 November, SH20 will be closed to allow for the main span of a new pedestrian/cycle bridge to be lifted into place over the highway as part of the Onehunga foreshore restoration. Continue reading “SH 20 motorway to airport to close overnight” »

News: EROAD appoints personnel to support business growth

image001In its half year report to the NZX, EROAD says that adding managerial capability to support its business growth both in New Zealand and overseas was a top priority for the first six months of the financial year.

Strategy and market development manager Andy Thackwray is relocating to Melbourne to grow the EROAD Australian business.

EROAD says Thackwray will do this by applying his expertise in managing regulatory and stakeholder environments and identifying business opportunities in the Australian transport sector. Continue reading “EROAD appoints personnel to support business growth” »

News: More than 25% of RUC collected by EROAD

featureGen2Increasing market share in New Zealand coupled with growth in it’s USA business has seen EROAD report an increase its revenue by 82% on the same period last year in its half year results, and the company now collects more than 25% of heavy vehicle road user charges (RUC)locally.

EROAD now has an annualised RUC collection rate of nearly $300 million per annum. This represents more than 26% of New Zealand’s total annualised Heavy Vehicle RUC, up from 19% at September 2013.

Revenue totalled $7.9 million for the six months, up from $4.3 million for the same period last year says EROAD in its half year results. Strong take up of rented units contributed to the increase in annualised recurring revenue (ARR) to $16.0 million, some $6.7 million above 30 September 2013. Continue reading “More than 25% of RUC collected by EROAD” »

News: Twyford retains transport in Labour reshuffle

Phil+Twyford+New+Zealanders+Head+Polls+Vote+mE7YzPixze-lMP Phil Twyford has retained his transport portfolio, and also become the spokesperson for housing, in the Labour caucus reshuffle announced by opposition leader Andrew Little.

Twyford is now ranked fifth in the Labour caucus below , he has been a member of parliament since 2008 and currently is the Labour party MP for Te Atatu.

Prior to becoming a parliamentarian, Twyford was a former journalist and unionist, and he was also the founding executive director of Oxfam NZ a position he held from 1991 to 1999 and he was a director of advocacy for Oxfam International based in Washington DC from 1999 to 2003. Continue reading “Twyford retains transport in Labour reshuffle” »

News: Wellington Police seeking stolen Fuso truck

Wellington_Police_-_Flickr_-_111_Emergency_(5)Wellington Police are investigating the theft of a Mitsubishi Fuso Truck which has the registration of DFZ452.

The truck was stolen overnight from an address in Churton Park, Wellington.

It is possible those involved in the theft may have taken steps such as removing number plates to disguise its true identity say Police. Continue reading “Wellington Police seeking stolen Fuso truck” »

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