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Local testing draws near for Mercedes-Benz

25 January 2023

The first all-electric Mercedes-Benz trucks bound for Australia and New Zealand have rolled off the production line. Mercedes-Benz Trucks will…
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Hydrogen technology to debut on international stage

23 January 2023

JCB will feature its new hydrogen combustion engine—the company’s solution for zero carbon emissions for construction and agricultural equipment on…
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NZ supply chain grappling with 40,000 empty containers

20 January 2023

New Zealand is currently facing a problem with the de-hiring of empty shipping containers with an estimated 40,000 unused containers…
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AU$1b deal to electrify 8500 Toyotas for mining

20 January 2023

SEA Electric has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with systems integrator MEVCO, which specialises in battery electric light commercial…
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Transport trends fleet companies can’t ignore in 2023

16 January 2023

Global transport is on the cusp of substantial changes driven by constant innovation in technology, the need to deliver more,…
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Biggest order for electric trucks in Australia

9 December 2022

Australian freight giant Team Global Express has made the biggest order for electric trucks in Australia after landing an AU$20…
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Hydrogen fuel cell-powered Toyota Hilux

7 December 2022

A consortium of British engineering and industry bodies is developing a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered version of the Toyota Hilux…
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Major log transport event planned for May 2023

2 December 2022

In log transport, we continue to ramp up coverage of an array of new innovations in electric, hydrogen and diesel-hybrid…
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Mining industry electrification accelerated under deal

2 December 2022

NZX-listed Scott Technology has an agreement with construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar to develop an automated connection system to…
Featured image for “Tesla truck completes 800km trip with full load”

Tesla truck completes 800km trip with full load

29 November 2022

Tesla has completed an 800-kilometre drive of its soon-to-be-delivered electric Semi with more than 36 tonnes in gross vehicle weight.…
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Södra launches electric transport initiative

25 November 2022

Södra is launching a major initiative to electrify the operation’s transportation. A new project will study the future potential to…
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Forestry industry’s first driver drop in day

14 November 2022

Softwood forest growers of Southern NSW and North East Victoria joined forces with one of their major customers, Hyne Timber,…
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OneFortyOne’s woodchips set sail for Japan

11 November 2022

In New Zealand, OneFortyOne’s Kaituna Sawmill and its partners celebrated its first export shipment of woodchip out of Port Marlborough…
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Natural gas versus hydrogen as a transport fuel

4 November 2022

Many commercial fleet operators are thinking about transitioning their vehicles to hydrogen or natural gas engines. These fuels can be…
Featured image for “Volvo shocks with 2026 electric car deadline”

Volvo shocks with 2026 electric car deadline

4 November 2022

Car giant Volvo has shocked the motoring industry, announcing plans to stop selling petrol vehicles in Australia by 2026, with…
Featured image for “Volvo Group to produce battery modules at truck plant”

Volvo Group to produce battery modules at truck plant

3 November 2022

Volvo Group is investing 75 million euro (NZ$126m) to develop battery module production at its truck plant in Ghent, Belgium.…
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World trucking experience to be changed forever!

21 October 2022

Tesla Semi Hitting the Market. The Tesla Semi Truck is a fully electric vehicle that features an “autopilot” mode to…
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Stark warning to NZ trucking businesses

21 October 2022

Costs for NZ road transport businesses have risen almost four times higher than inflation in the last quarter, according to…
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Charging into the future with electric vehicles

20 October 2022

Lots of excitement and lots of challenges. Talk to manufacturers engaged in the fast-moving electric vehicle industry and both descriptions…
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Log load measurements –green metric tonnes to m3

17 October 2022

Logmeter, is an automatic system that delivers in real-time high-precision volume measurements and estimates biometrics characteristics of wood logs loaded…
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AFPA committee drives transport safety initiatives

13 October 2022

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Growers Chamber’s Work, Health and Safety Subcommittee (WHSS) has helped drive two new initiatives…
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Diesel-electric hybrid trucks for Canadian logging industry

12 October 2022

If one guy can call his electric-car company Tesla, why not call theirs Edison, a couple of Merritt entrepreneurs figured.…

New methanol-capable vessel announced

11 October 2022

MOVE Logistics Group (MOVE) is going full steam ahead on green coastal shipping solutions for New Zealand with procurement approved and underway for a new methanol-capable vessel. Earlier this year, MOVE successfully secured NZ$10 million in co-investment funds from transport…
Featured image for “Volvo marks series production on heavy-duty EVs”

Volvo marks series production on heavy-duty EVs

10 October 2022

Swedish manufacturer Volvo Trucks is beginning series production of its heavy-duty electric models with global deliveries set to ramp up. …
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Fennell Forestry commissions world’s 2nd electric log truck

10 October 2022

Fennell Forestry, the Mount Gambier based harvest and haulage company has commissioned the world’s second ever electric log truck, in…
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Battery or hydrogen? Truck makers battle it out

10 October 2022

Soaring fuel prices and greener policies have given electric vehicles (EVs) a serious boost in recent years. Now the attention…