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Driving trucks is a big job and someone has to do it. Everything you can see around you has probably seen the inside of a truck before: the products you use each day, the food you eat, the materials that our houses are made of, and the roads we drive on, everything. Trucks play an important role in carrying both completed products and raw materials everywhere around the country, and without them, it would be difficult for the economy to function.
The TMC Trailers Trucking 2016 show recently held at Wigram Airforce Museum Christchurch was a
fantastic opportunity to showcase the trucking industry to the community. The show celebrated the professionalism of the industry and the drivers who lined up 338 of their highly polished trucks side by side in the show and shine. With just under 21,000 visitors on the day, the show was a huge success.
There are 27,000 trucks registered to drive on our roads and some may think that's too many. But we need them and the goods they deliver. Last night near Tauranga, a car versus a logging truck left five men dead and a truck driver traumatised for life. The NZ Trucking Association says it is doing everything it can to prevent further tragedy.
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The TMC Trailers Ltd Trucking 2016 event is a one-day show on October 8 at Wigram Airforce Museum where the public is welcome to participate in the day of a life of a professional truck driver. The event starts at 9.30am, concludes at 5 pm and entry is by gold coin donation, with all proceeds going directly to two childrens charities...
Trucking 2016 is a bi-annual trucking industry show and is being held again at the Wigram
Airforce Museum in Christchurch on Saturday 8 October from 9.30am till 5.00pm...
The NZ Trucking Association has taken the initiative to educate the public about driving safely around the many trucks which take up New Zealand roads...
The Canterbury- based NZ Trucking Association kicked off its 'Share the road with Big Trucks' safety programme at Rolleston's Clearview School at the end of May, Putting more than 700 students through the presentation...
The New Zealand trucking industry is facing a shortage of drivers, this isnt a problem that is unique to New Zealand; the global trucking industry has a driver shortage problem...
We all want an to have an honest
workplace where employees are
trusted and we dont have to
constantly check timesheets, expense
accounts, vehicle use, and fuel card statements just
to make sure that our employees are not taking us
for a ride...
The downturn in the rural economy
driven mainly by lower economic
returns for dairy farmers is
certainly having a significant
impact on some sectors of the trucking
industry. With less income coming into
farms, farmers are looking to cut costs
wherever they can, a case of business
survival for many farmers...
Truck crashes on our roads in 2014
resulted in 772 people being injured
and a further 67 people being killed.
This was 23 percent of all recorded
road deaths and seven percent of all reported
injuries on our road. Yet trucks only make up
2.5 percent of the total vehicles on the road...
uccessfully managing your business
cashflow is essential for the survival
of your business and for its future
growth. Every business needs good
cashflow to be able to meet its commitments
and pay its expenses on time. Theres an old
saying in business that Cash is King...
Being a truck driver is not just a job,
it is a profession that requires a lot
of different skills, even if the
general public and the news
media struggle to understand this at times...
The trucking industry is facing a
long-term shortage of skilled and
qualified Class 5 drivers. This is
more apparent in some sectors of
the industry and in particular regions of the
The average age of business owners
in the trucking Industry is in the
mid-50s. This makes it increasingly
likely that there will be a significant
number of people looking to sell their
businesses over the next 10 to 15 years. So
how do you make your business an attractive
proposition for a potential buyer?..
For every new small to medium
business that starts each year in
New Zealand, just under 40 percent
of these businesses will have failed
within their first five years. So what is the
reason that some businesses fail and others
go on to be successful businesses? In the
trucking industry there are a number of
common themes amongst those businesses
The road transport industry is a
similar percentage, with approximately
7500 businesses employing less than
19 people. Unfortunately the survival
rate for new businesses starting in the
road transport industry is not great...
In an industry that is struggling to
attract younger employees that are
needed to help replace an aging
workforce, it is becoming even more
important to consider the health and
well-being of your employees...
Are you flat out working in the day
to day operation of your business?
Are you feeling like you are just
treading water and not really
getting anywhere? Do you want to grow your
business and have more time for yourself?...
When starting out in a new
business or expanding an
existing business, chances are
you will need to obtain finance
to purchase business assets anything from
plant and equipment to vehicles. There are
many ways this can be done...
Some people think wearing a seat belt is a hassle, but the fact is that wearing a seat belt increases your chances of surviving a crash by 40 percent, and dramatically decreases you chances of injury...