NZ Truck & Driver News

Award-winner hands out its own awards
NZ Truck & Driver News - April 2018

New Zealand Paccar Trucks Distributor Southpac Trucks, recently voted Australasia’s Kenworth Dealer of the Year 2017, has been handing out its own awards. Southpac’s national truck sales, parts and service dealer meeting, held at the Bill Richardson Transport World in Invercargill, was attended by executives from Cummins NZ, PACCAR Australia and the United States, DAF Trucks in Netherlands, Southpac’s senior management and The Colonial Motor Company CEO Graeme Gibbons. Southpac CEO Maarten Durent says Invercargill was chosen as the venue “because of Transport World’s excellent conference facilities and museum – plus Jason Popplewell of TRL has.. ...   Read More

Big rigs’ big turnout
NZ Truck & Driver News - April 2018

Truck bling was very much to the fore at last month’sTMC Trailers Trucking Industry Show in Christchurch. The biennial, two-day event, hosted by the New Zealand Trucking Association, attracted a big crowd on the Saturday public open day – with more than 23,000 visitors attending over the two days, according to the association. It says that the show – this year held at the Canterbury A&P Showgrounds – also boasted more than 70 trade exhibitors and had 350 trucks on display. Around 250 of them were vying for awards in the Show & Shine contest, which attracted units from as far away as Rotorua. The Show & Shine trucks are the stars of the sh.. ...   Read More

Daimler happy….Volvo not so much!
NZ Truck & Driver News - April 2018

Chinese automotive kingpin Li Shufu – the chairman and major owner of giant Chinese carmaker Geely and a growing global industry superpower – is now Daimler’s biggest single shareholder. His 9.69% stake in Daimler AG is worth an estimated $US9billion. Daimler says Li is “an especially knowledgeable Chinese entrepreneur with clear vision for the future…” The company says it’s pleased that it has won a potentially longterm shareholder who is convinced of Daimler’s innovative strength, strategy and future potential. Volvo AB, owner of Volvo Trucks, was understandably not as happy with the Daimler development: In December, Gee.. ...   Read More

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