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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News: Graham: the new face of car crashes

GrahamEvolutionary science and human vulnerability are at the centre of a new Australian initiative called ‘Graham’ – an interactive lifelike sculpture demonstrating human vulnerability – to reduce road deaths and injuries.

The Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has launched this week its latest road safety project, highlighting how susceptible the human body is to the forces involved in transport accidents.

In a shift from its traditional road safety campaigns, the TAC has collaborated with a leading trauma surgeon, a crash investigation expert and a world-renowned Melbourne artist to produce Graham. Continue reading “Graham: the new face of car crashes” »

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News: Payment times improving for transport sector

dun-and-bradstreet_couponsAccording to credit information bureau, Dun and Bradstreet both the transportation and utilities sectors have seen dramatic falls in the time taken by debtors to pay their invoices over the last two years.

The two industries recorded average payment days of 50.8 and 48.4 respectively in Q1 2014, significantly higher than the national average of 41.5, but over the course of only two years, these figures have since fallen to below 40.

In Q2 2016, transportation companies recorded an average payment time of 36.9 days, while utility businesses recorded 37.5 days say, Dun and Bradstreet. Continue reading “Payment times improving for transport sector” »

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News: New ceo appointed to drive Fleetwise forward

AmbrosePlaisterLRIndependent fleet management company, Fleetwise, has appointed Ambrose Plaister to the role of chief executive officer.

Plaister joins Fleetwise after 14 years in the finance industry, recently leading the client servicing for a Sydney-based global investment manager.

Fleetwise director, Abby Davis, says Plaister brings a unique set of skills to the organisation and will provide valuable leadership and strategic direction across the entire business as it looks to further the growth of the last two decades. Continue reading “New ceo appointed to drive Fleetwise forward” »

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News: Industry awards Girls in Hi-Vis initiative

girls-with-hi-visNew Zealand’s infrastructure industry wants to increase the number of women employed in trade and technical roles within the workforce.

The annual Connexis ‘Celebration of Women in Infrastructure’ lunch at Te Papa yesterday recognised a group of women from around the country and their achievements in the industry.

The event highlights a month-long initiative called ‘Girls with Hi-Vis’ encouraging women to look into the sector as a career option. Continue reading “Industry awards Girls in Hi-Vis initiative” »

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News: New customs agreement rewarding Trans-Tasman exporters

AUS-NZ-MRA-signingFast-tracked customs processing at Australian and New Zealand borders under a new arrangement between the two countries will benefit trusted Trans-Tasman exporters.

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection and New Zealand Customs Service (NZ Customs) signed a mutual recognition arrangement (MRA) last Friday, recognising the supply chain security programmes of both countries.

Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg, and NZ Customs Comptroller, Carolyn Tremain, met at the World Customs Organization’s sessions in Brussels to sign the MRA. Continue reading “New customs agreement rewarding Trans-Tasman exporters” »

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