Giti Tyres Big Test - Light 'n' low Fuso
When global trucking giant Daimler took over the majority ownership of longtime Japanese make FUSO 15 years ago, you could easily have imagined that the longtime brand might soon lose its autonomy….and, thus, its individual identity.
That it could soon become a rebadged Merc, without all the fancy bits….with no trace of FUSO DNA.
But, on the evidence of the latest Shogun to reach our market, that is emphatically not so.
The 8x4 FS2536 Super Low that’s this month&rsquo..
Scania goes 770hp!
Scania has returned to the No. 1 spot in the world’s most powerful mass-produced truck honours – reclaiming the lead from Volvo with a new V8 that produces 770 horsepower and a whopping 3700 Newton metres of peak torqu..
Pork barrel politics the new normal
New Zealand Truck & Driver readers may recall the furore around the approval of nearly $12million of Government money to a ‘green’ school in Taranaki that threatened to envelop the Green Party’s election camp..
Looking after the locals
After 30 years spent working for Northland’s flagship trucking company, United Carriers – looking after its loyal local customers – Doug Wilson hated it when big, Aussie-based corporate Toll took over.
COVID constriction continues
COVID-19’s negative effects on New Zealand’s new truck market, unsurprisingly, continued in September.
The 378 registrations for the month in the overall market (over 4.5 tonnes GVM) was similar to August’s ta..
“Compromise” creates classic colours
When three Carter Holt Harvey log truck owner-drivers joined forces back in 1997 to form a company that would become one of the forest owner’s key suppliers, the choice of a colour scheme led to “a good, strong debate...