On March 6th 2018 we will celebrate 40 years in business. This is when we take the time to thank our team who have been working hard and continue to work hard in order for us to pursue our 100 year vision. Our success is directly attributed to the hard work of each of our current 7,534 team members and all the team members that have come before them.
Feb 23, 2018 - New Zealand’s Southpac Trucks has been awarded ‘Kenworth Dealer of the Year 2017’ for exceptional sales, service and support. Open to Kenworth dealers across Australia, New Zealand and Papa New Guinea, the award reportedly acknowledges excellence in, and is judged on, a points system across five main areas – overall dealer performance, truck sales, parts sales, finance and customer support.
Feb 22, 2018 - Trailer builder, MaxiTRANS, has released a new mezzanine deck system, SafeADJUST, reportedly boosting safety and productivity over traditional systems that require manual operation. “Simple and fast to operate, SafeADJUST helps operators to better meet site work health and safety requirements,” MaxiTRANS said in a statement.
Feb 22, 2018 - Entrepreneur Elon Musk has been given written permission to begin digging a transportation tunnel in Washington DC, which could eventually facilitate a 29-minute journey between the capital and New York City. Musk's infrastructure firm The Boring Company now has the paperwork to start work on a Hyperloop transport link in the US Northeast, after receiving verbal government approval last summer.
Feb 19, 2018 - Brake, the road safety charity has announced the details of its fourth annual Australasian Fleet Safety Awards. The charity is inviting awards entries from fleet operators and suppliers working to reduce the number of road crashes involving at-work drivers. The deadline for entering is Friday 15 June 2018 and the winners will be announced on Thursday 11 October at a reception in Auckland.
Feb 14, 2018 - Global design firm Stantec is strengthening its New Zealand and Australia-based capabilities with the planned acquisition of Wellington, New Zealand-based consulting transportation engineering firm, Traffic Design Group (TDG). With more than 80 team members, TDG has offices located in markets throughout New Zealand, including Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, and Christchurch. The firm also has an office in Sydney, Australia. The transaction is expected to close April 1.
Feb 2, 2018 - You've doubtless seen those little LEDs that can be fastened to a bicycle's spokes, that create a ring of light when the wheel is spinning. While they do make the bike much more visible at night, they're one more thing that needs batteries. Arara wheel lights, however, are powered by frame-mounted magnets.
Jan 29, 2018 _ Twisted Road offers a vision of a motorcycling utopia where bike owners all across the United States put their bikes up for rent, and riders have their pick of wheels wherever they travel to. But something about the idea makes us deeply uncomfortable.
Jan 25, 2018 - The Mt Messenger Bypass project moves a step closer this week. Public submissions will be called by the New Plymouth District Council and Taranaki Regional Council for the NZ Transport Agency’s resource consent applications and Notice of Requirement for a designation over the land required to build the bypass.
Jan 24, 2018 - The electric vehicle race shows no signs of slowing, with Swedish truck manufacturer, Volvo Trucks, announcing it will start selling electric trucks as early as 2019. According to Volvo Trucks, the first units will be medium-duty vehicles that will be placed into fleets in European urban environments.