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Trucks & Trailers Ltd to join forces with Scania NZ

Trucks & Trailers Ltd (T&T), a family-owned heavy and light commercial vehicle business, have entered into an agreement to sell their heavy commercial arm to Scania New Zealand. After more than 33 years as one of New Zealand’s leading heavy commercial vehicle service, parts and sales operations with 9 sites across the country, Trucks & Trailers director Mark Wright sees this move as key to providing long term stability and further opportunities for their dedicated team. “One of our key ...

August 13, 2020

Trucks & Trailers Level 3 COVID-19 Plan

First and foremost the wellbeing of our staff, customers and suppliers is at the heart of our business, and during this challenging time we remain focussed on doing our very best to minimise the impact for all.  We continue to closely monitor and follow the guidance of the NZ Government and Ministry of Health to ensure we take the necessary steps to minimise the spread of Covid-19 and would like to pass on our thanks to those that have continued to support us through this period....

August 12, 2020

From a coach box to a high-tech cockpit: how the truck driver's workplace has changed over the past 60 years

Oh how the workplace of truck drivers has changed over the decades! A quick look at the cockpits and steering wheels of the different model series makes clear the technical transformation which the so-called human-machine interface (HMI) in trucks has undergone through the past decades. The desire to continuously improve ergonomics, operating comfort and networking inside and outside of the vehicle is really clear here.A painted dashboard in sheet metal, a huge yet slender Bakelite steering whee...

July 17, 2020

Night Shift NOW OPEN IN CHRISTCHURCH

The Night Shift crew at our Christchurch branch are back in action. Tuesday & Thursday nights from 4:00pm – 1:00am we'll be open for servicing and light repairs. Call (03) 344 4900 or 0800 327 777 or email kelly.henshaw@trucksandtrailers.co.nz to book your job in....

July 13, 2020

Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) - 10 questions and answers about the predictive cruise control from Mercedes-Benz Trucks

The fuel consumption of Mercedes-Benz heavy duty trucks is being steadily reduced. The new Actros, for example, consumes up to three percent less diesel on major roads and motorways than its predecessor, which was already extremely frugal. On cross-country roads the fuel reduction can be as much as five percent. One major reason for this economy is the optimisation of cruise control, transmission and engine control thanks to the further improved Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC). How this inte...

June 29, 2020

The new Actros is trimmed for fuel efficiency

The fuel consumption of the Actros has been steadily reduced over the past decades. In typical long-distance transport operations, for example, savings of up to 15 percent have been achieved between 2011 and the introduction of the new Actros from 2019. The new Actros is even more economical than its predecessor on motorways by up to as much as three percent and in inter-city traffic by up to five percent. In addition to the optimised Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) cruise control and t...

April 18, 2020

Everything you always wanted to know about the Mercedes-Benz MirrorCam

Cameras on the roof frame and displays at the A-pillars: the new Actros is easy to recognise at first glance due to the missing rearview and wide-angle mirrors. The advantages of the new system are obvious – lower consumption due to improved aerodynamics and increased traffic safety thanks to better visibility. But how is it operated, what needs to be considered and do drivers need time to get used to the system?...

April 7, 2020

Unique in long-haul transport – MirrorCam replaces the mirror

Stuttgart – Since the summer, an increasing number of trucks sporting the Mercedes star have been seen on the roads without the typical large exterior mirrors. Instead, small streamlined camera arms are mounted on the roof frame. What's behind this? Since June 2019, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has been supplying the new Actros with the MirrorCam as a standard feature – as the only manufacturer in the industry worldwide to date. The digital rear-view mirror not only looks futuristic; the system can ...

January 23, 2020

Holiday Trading Hours

Tuesday 24th December - 7:30am - 3:00pmWednesday 25th December - ClosedThursday 26th December - ClosedFriday 27th December - 7:30am - 6:00pmSaturday 28th December - ClosedSunday 29th December - ClosedMonday 30th December - 7:30am - 6:00pmTuesday 31st December - 7:30 - 3:00pmWedsnesday 1st January - ClosedThursday 2nd January - ClosedFriday 3rd January - Normal hours resume...

December 23, 2019

The new Actros – International Truck of the Year 2020

Specialist commercial vehicle journalists from 24 European countries voted for the Mercedes-Benz Actros to be crowned Truck of the Year for the fifth time. The truck's success story started back in 1997 when the first Actros was released and the subsequent vehicle generation also brought home the award. With a total of nine victories, Mercedes-Benz is now the most successful brand in the fight for the Truck of the Year accolade. The International Truck of the Year jury (ITotY) votes based on inn...

November 27, 2019

The Freightliner Cascadia Is Coming

Having recently been over to Australia for sales training on the new Cascadia, our guys have come back fizzing about what can only be described as a game changing new truck for the New Zealand transport market. The new package includes a suite of safety systems called Detroit Assurance 5.0. This package includes radar and camera technology for adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, active brake assist, side guard assist, intelligent high beam lighting and automatic lights and wipers. Othe...

November 21, 2019

The New Mercedes-Benz Zetros

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz Zetros recently made its world premiere. The robust off-road specialist is made for transport goods in tough and inaccessible terrain. The highly capable 40-tonne off-roader has been designed specifically for operations in markets with a high proportion of off-road use.The new Zetros has been completely re-worked all-round: from a technical standpoint, the new-generation Zetros comes equipped with more powerful engines capable of delivering as much as 375 kW (510...

November 11, 2019

The Mercedes-Benz Turbo Retarder Clutch

For moving off in the most challenging traction conditions and manoeuvring at the very lowest speeds, Mercedes-Benz Turbo Retarder Clutch delivers unmatched precision and control of the heaviest loads. Perfectly suited to the logging and construction industries, the Turbo Retarder Clutch puts your power on the road and lets you tackle extreme gradients or tricky terrain with ease and confidence. With the Turbo Retarder Clutch, Mercedes-Benz have delivered a unique additional drive and braking sy...

July 2, 2019

Fieldays 2019 - The Trucks & Trailers Experience

Once again, the Trucks & Trailers team pulled out all the stops and created a great atmosphere on the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner stands at this year's Fieldays. Thousands of visitors from around the world descended upon Mystery Creek near Hamilton to see everything great about New Zealand Agriculture....

June 17, 2019

Trucks that save money & the planet

What Euro 6 means to you? Euro 6 is a standard that specifies the minimum acceptable level of harmful pollutants emitted from, both petrol and diesel, vehicle exhausts. It emerged in 2015 and has been steadily rolled out by some engine manufacturers, though knowledge of the advantages is not widespread. Now in it’s sixth iteration since Euro 1 was established in 1993, the unique thing about Euro 6 is that it not only protects the environment but delivers superior performance, less wear on engi...

June 5, 2019

Right hook and uppercut - Cascadia ‘test truck’ stars for Freightliner

Freightliner has revealed the first right-hand drive Cascadia test truck at the Brisbane Truck Show. It is part of a growing Australian fleet that makes up part of an exhaustive Freightliner test program being held on both sides of the Pacific. The testing is part of a $100 million right-hand drive development program for Australia and New Zealand markets. Freightliner is confident the Cascadia, which is the best-selling truck in the United States, will set a new standard for safety, effici...

May 27, 2019

New Mercedes-Benz truck MirrorCam, Action

Mercedes-Benz has announced it will launch an advanced new truck in Australia next year with cameras for mirrors.  The company also confirmed it has begun a comprehensive Australian validation program for the truck, which features a range of driver-focussed improvements including MirrorCam; a system that uses aerodynamic cameras connected to two large screens in the cabin that dramatically boost driver vision. The new Mercedes-Benz model, which was presented to the public for the first...

May 27, 2019

Mercedes-Benz showcases new Actros

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its advanced new Actros model featuring cameras instead of mirrors.The vehicle was shown to local public for the first time at the Brisbane Truck Show and is expected to hit Australian and New Zealand roads by 2020. The company has begun it’s validation programme for the truck featuring a range of driver-focussed improvements including the MirrorCam system that uses aerodynamic cameras connected to two large screens in the cabin. The new Mercedes-Benz model also feat...

May 24, 2019

Land a great Fieldays® deal

Nail a great offer on the X-Class X250d POWER with automatic transmission, from $59,990 including GST plus on roads*. Visit us at Fieldays® between June 12-15 at our site in the Commercial Vehicle Zone on C street. Talk to our Mercedes-Benz Van Specialist Team to book a test drive. *Special recommended price for standard specification new X250d POWER with automatic transmission, including GST, plus on road costs, purchased and delivered from participating authorised Mercedes-Benz Vans dealers b...

May 21, 2019

Euro 6 winning over customers for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is celebrating a strong customer response to its new Euro 6 range in New Zealand. It’s the only brand in the country with a complete range of models that meet the stringent emissions standard, the company says. Daimler Truck and Bus senior manager Pieter Theron says individuals and companies are actively seeking to purchase Euro 6 rated trucks as an easy way to reduce their carbon footprint. “Our customers realise that it is very easy to be socially environmentally respo...

May 17, 2019

Mercedes-Benz V6 X-Class 350d Launch Video

Watch the official Mercedes-Benz X-Class 350d Launch Video! Contact Trucks & Trailers on 0800 X Class (0800 925 277) to book a test drive....

February 18, 2019

NZ Hunter Part 2 - Driving the X-Class Off-Road

Check out NZ Hunters awesome video demonstrating the strengths of, and providing tips on, driving the Mercedes-Benz X-Class off-road.  ...

December 20, 2018

Features of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class!

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute is a force to be reckoned with. It delivers everything you expect from a ute with added strength, technology, safety, and comfort.  Check out this video on the features of the X-Class 250d Power, 4-cylinder model!...

November 21, 2018

NZ Hunter putting the X-Class to the test!

We know at Trucks & Trailers how good the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is, but NZ Hunter is out there proving it. We have loaned them an X-Class for the last 6 months to put it to the test and here is what they have to say about it. Check out this awesome video!...

October 10, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Actros - Bound to turn-heads on the highway

Buckie Murray of JD Transport has been driving trucks since he was 18 years old.  He started driving for his father, who always drove and owned trucks, 26 years ago.  Nine years ago he purchased his first truck, and since then he’s gone on to purchase four more.  Carting for Foodstuffs on highway from Hamilton and locally around the Auckland area, he’s a big fan of European trucks for their safety and comfort.  Last month he purchased his first Mercedes-Benz Actros, and w...

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