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.
Jan 23, 2018 - At its third meeting as a group, the BiTA board made a decision that it believes will have a profound impact on the proliferation of blockchain technology in transport and with it, potentially altering the transport business forever.
Jan 23, 2018 - Automakers will have another shipping option from the United States to New Zealand and Australia when Hoeegh Autoliners begins offering a monthly direct service from the Port of Baltimore in March. The impetus for the new route is a new contract with a ‘Detroit three’ automaker (General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler), Shane Warren, head of the Americas region, told Automotive News.
Jan 19, 2018 - International road safety charity, Brake, is calling on fleet operators to crack down on driver distraction, due to the results of its annual Fleet Safety Survey. According to Brake, more than a third of its survey respondents say they do not monitor distraction, and three in ten organisations admit they do not have any policies in place aimed at preventing distraction.
Jan 18, 2018 - More electric vehicles will be hitting New Zealand’s highways, bus lanes and streets with funding announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today. Dr Woods announced $3.74 million for 20 projects under the third round of the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, administered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).
Jan 18, 2018 - The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) has supplied funds for New Zealand to acquire more electric vehicle New Zealand to spend $3.74 million on cleaner transport. New Zealand’s Energy and Resources Minister, Megan Woods, has announced that more electric vehicles will be arriving on the nation’s motorways, bus lanes and streets.
Jan 17, 2018 - Calven Bonney, the prominent Auckland road transport operator has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list with the award of a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. (MNZM). The larger than life Bonney’s award recognises his more than 40 years of voluntary service to the trucking industry and his involvement in motorsport. Bonney has been a National Road Carriers Board Member since 1974 for 44 uninterrupted years and was its President between 1997 and 2000. Calven also played a key role in the formation of the Road Transport Forum in 1997. The RTF…
Jan 15, 2018 - The Eugene-based distributor of an imported electric motorcycle is counting on the street-legal version of the vehicle to boost sales in 2018. Ubco Bikes US LLC is the exclusive United States distributor of an all-electric motorcycle from New Zealand-based Ubco Ltd. The Eugene company was started by Bob and Ethan Ralston, father and son, respectively, who formerly owned Feeney Wireless in Eugene. Since last summer, the Ralstons’ new firm has been distributing off-road Ubco motorbikes to dealers in Oregon, California and six other states.
Jan 12, 2018 - WICHITA, Kan. – Koch-Glitsch and INVISTA Performance Technology (IPT), affiliates of Koch Industries, announced today a new partnership to offer innovative DTL™ process technology, allowing refineries to capture the value spread between replacement fuel costs and high-octane gasoline blend stock. DTL process technology converts light olefins, present in fluidized-bed catalytic cracking (FCC) off-gas, coker off-gas and other refinery streams, into high-octane gasoline blend stock, significantly increasing their value.
Dec 20, 2017 - Delays in collecting containers from the Ports of Auckland is costing the road freight transport industry and their customers, and end consumers could ultimately pay the price. The introduction of automated straddle carriers by the Port has reduced the working area at the container terminal and queue jumping by some trucking companies is creating delays of up to three hours for a truck to pick up a container. As a result, the road freight transport industry is looking at charging customers for the time trucks sit idle at the Port, waiting to pick up containers. In…