News: Free hazard perception webinar for fleet managers

Road safety charity Brake is running a free webinar for fleet and road safety professionals on the importance of hazard perception.

The webinar will explore hazard perception among drivers, the challenges for fleet managers, and best practice methodologies for addressing the issue.

It is taking place on Tuesday 14 March 2017 and attendance are free. Continue reading “Free hazard perception webinar for fleet managers” »

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News: Independent engineer verifies safety of MAN fire appliance

An independent engineer commissioned by the New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union (NZFPU) has refuted concerns from its members that the crew cabins on Type 3 MAN fire appliances did not meet safety standards.

In a report to the NZFPU, Tasman SV Consultants senior engineer Richard (Dick) Joyce concluded that the glass fibre reinforced plastic crew cabin of the Type 3 MAN fire appliance does comply with ECE R29 and in fact provides a greater level of protection than one built from steel.

“I have checked through all of the information provided and carried out some additional research of my own, and I am satisfied that test report No. 200718343 is valid and that the crew cabin, as tested, complies with ECE R29,” says Joyce. Continue reading “Independent engineer verifies safety of MAN fire appliance” »

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News: Deaths on NZ roads higher than those in airline crashes

While fatal airline crashes often grab the headlines, a road safety charity is pointing out that more people die on our roads each year.

Road Safety Education Limited (RSE) says 305 people died in 19 airline crashes during 2016, while 328 people were killed on New Zealand roads.

“Yet we don’t see our government calling for much more effective youth road safety education,” RSE NZ programme manager Maria Lovelock says. Continue reading “Deaths on NZ roads higher than those in airline crashes” »

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News: Proposed route for Warkworth-Wellsford announced

An indicative route for the Warkworth to Wellsford section of the Ara Tūhono Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance is being published by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

The location of the new motorway, to the west of the Dome Forest, will provide a reliable alternate route between Northland and Auckland.

“Building an off-line motorway, completely separate from the existing State Highway 1 will improve safety, reduce congestion and support Northland’s economic growth,” says NZTA Northland director Ernst Zollner. Continue reading “Proposed route for Warkworth-Wellsford announced” »

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News: Slip clearance starting on SH1 north of Kaikoura

Clearing the large slips on State Highway 1 to the north of Kaikoura will commence this week.

Over the last two months, engineers and work crews have been sluicing the slips by helicopter, making it safe for machinery and workers to move on-site, and doing the planning necessary to ensure that rapid progress is made once work begins.

“Throughout this process, the team has developed a work programme that will protect the environment and cultural values of the area while ensuring that we can deliver a more resilient and safer transport network,” says transport minister Simon Bridges. Continue reading “Slip clearance starting on SH1 north of Kaikoura” »

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News: Customs dog taking well-earned retirement

A New Zealand Customs drug and cash detector dog is heading into retirement after six years of service and the discovery of more than $250,000 of cash and more than 40kg of class A drugs.

Golden Labrador Indy worked across different Customs areas including the International Mail Centre, Auckland International Airport, as well as checking arriving and departing yachts.

She has also involved in the Police DARE programme, which teaches children and young people about avoiding illegal drugs and making sensible choices. Continue reading “Customs dog taking well-earned retirement” »

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News: Scania expanding operations in Thailand

Scania says Thailand is a key Asian market and it is expanding its industrial and commercial presence in the country.

The Swedish manufacturer is establishing a new assembly facility for trucks and bus chassis as well as a manufacturing plant for truck cabs in the Bangkok metropolitan region.

Scania will be seeking staff for production, logistics and purchasing as well as research and development. It is investing more than 21.2 million Euro in the project and operations are scheduled to start in 2018. Continue reading “Scania expanding operations in Thailand” »

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News: Diesel Technic extending Volvo spare parts range

DT Spare Parts is introducing 600 new products in its catalogue which are suitable for Volvo FH/FM/FMX/NH trucks.

There are 3800 DT Spare Parts products listed, replacing more than 7300 reference numbers. DT now offers a total of more than 7400 spare parts suitable for Volvo Truck and Bus.

It provides components for the Volvo model series FH/FM/FMX/NH and F/FL/N, as well as those for Volvo Bus B9/B12/B13 and Volvo Bus B10/B12. Continue reading “Diesel Technic extending Volvo spare parts range” »

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News: Lyttelton Port returning to normal operations

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) is returning to normal operations as the company and the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) reached an agreement in principle regarding terms of a settlement for workers.

MUNZ has lifted all strike notices, and the agreement in principle regarding terms of the settlement will require formal ratification by its members at Lyttelton Port.

“The lifting of the strike notices is a highly positive development as we move much closer to achieving settlement,” said LPC marketing manager Simon Munt in a statement on the company website. Continue reading “Lyttelton Port returning to normal operations” »

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News: Independent testing proves Kiwi fuel quality

An Independent fuel testing report by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment’s Trading Standards department shows Kiwis are filling up their tanks with high-quality fuel.

“Trading Standards carries out independent testing of petrol, diesel and biofuels to give consumers added peace of mind,” says manager Stephen O’Brien.

Trading Standards tested fuel from 115 service stations across New Zealand between July 2015 and June 2016, sampling directly from the fuel pump to ensure the fuel was the same fuel going into consumers’ vehicles. Continue reading “Independent testing proves Kiwi fuel quality” »

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