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Daimler Truck AG is working intensively to prepare series production of fuel cells
Posted on 02-Jul-2020

Daimler Truck AG is consistently driving forward series production of fuel cells with Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG. In the past ten years, experts from Daimler have already built up extensive know-how in this field and have developed production methods and processes. In close cooperation with their colleagues in Vancouver, Canada, and with the ongoing fuel cell development activities, the Stuttgart-based experts are now transferring that experience to the direct preliminary stage of future series production. Investments are being made in new state-of-the-art facilities covering e.. ...

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Teletrac saving transport businesses money when they need it the most
Posted on 02-Jul-2020

Navman’s Brand New Electronic Distance Recorder for Trailers Gets NZTA Approval and Industry Tick. Teletrac Navman’s brand-new, custom-built electronic distance recorder for trailers has secured NZTA approval and will be rolling out from July. The device was designed with practical input from Kiwi transport operators and uses ground-breaking new technology developed right here in New Zealand. The product designers held workshops with NZ transport operators to get their wants and needs – so this device was designed by kiwis for kiwis. It’s all self-contained a.. ...

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NZHHA Revise plans for this year’s conference
Posted on 02-Jul-2020

“The arrangements that we had in place for Hamilton in August this year we have postponed until August 2021,” says Jonathan Bhana-Thomson, Chief Executive NZ Heavy Haulage Association “This is still going to be a fantastic event and I want as many of my members to able to attend this, and by delaying for 12 months, then we should achieve this aim. In its place is a One-Day AGM Event to be held at the Intercontinental Hotel here in central Wellington on Friday 21 August 2020.” This year’s event will have the full range of sector meetings to be conducted .. ...

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Matakana Link Road Construction Kicks Off And Drives Jobs
Posted on 02-Jul-2020

The start of construction on a new link road between Matakana Road and State Highway 1 will create jobs and support the significant population growth expected in the Warkworth area, Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff announced. Transport Minister Phil Twyford said construction of the Matakana Link Road will create up to 120 jobs and give people real transport choices. “This new road will help set up the area for growth and have a safe, separated cycling path built along it, reflecting our balanced transport policy. It’s just the sort of project this gove.. ...

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Northport expansion unaffordable in a global pandemic
Posted on 02-Jul-2020

It is good to see more evidence showing the folly of moving freight from Ports of Auckland to Northport, in Northland, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. Today the National Road Carriers Association released a report Moving the Ports of Auckland: Costs and Challenges for Road Freight prepared by Tony Garnier. “New Zealand is still feeling the first economic hit of the global pandemic Covid-19 and there is much more financial pain to come,” Leggett says. “From what we can already see, this tells us that moving freight activities away from .. ...

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