Trucks & Trailers has a team of 95 talented people, across five North Island locations: Manukau, Rotorua, Mt Maunganui, Palmerston North, and Wellington.
Trucks & Trailers is owned and managed by Mark Wright (pictured above).
In 1991 Trucks & Trailers became part of the Mercedes-Benz franchise network and began selling. Shortly after this we established two additional branches (Palmerston North and Rotorua), which became sales operations as well.
Trucks & Trailers helped to introduce Freightliner trucks to the New Zealand market, not only selling the vehicles but making additions and improvements tosuit the local conditions including converting the left hand drive FLB, FLD and FL80 models to right hand drive, and adding twin-steer axles to 6x4 FLB and Argosy trucks.
2001 Dealer of the Year
Trucks & Trailers won Mercedes-Benz Dealer of the Year award.
2005 Dealer of the Year
Trailers & Trailers won the Mercedes-Benz Dealer of the Year award for the second time.
2011 Dealer of the Year
Trucks & Trailers won the coveted Mercedes-Benz Dealer of the Year award for the third time.
2012 Trucks & Trailers was purchased by Mark Wright and Chris Mackey.
Trucks & Trailers Opened Wellington branch
The Wellington branch was set up which originally operated with just one technician and one apprentice. Within three years the team had grown to around 15 staff.
2012 Dealer of the Year
For the fourth time, Trucks & Trailers won the coveted Mercedes-Benz Dealer of the Year award.
MAN / Western Star in Palmerston North
Trucks & Trailers Palmerston North became the official parts and service agent for MAN and Western Star trucks.
Wellington branch relocated
In late 2013 we moved into larger, more modern premises on Port Road to better serve our customers. Together with the Palmerston North branch, this allowed us to provide excellent coverage of the lower North Island.
Palmerston North revamp
In 2015, considerable improvements were made to our Palmerston North site, including resealing the yard, painting the building, new security fencing, new wash bays, new bulk oil storage; further enhancing our professional image.
- Vijay Chhagn won Mercedes-Benz Van Dealer of the Year
- Trucks & Trailers received runner up Mercedes-Benz Van Dealership
- Adam Corbett won Service Manager of the Year in Wellington
In 2017 Trucks & Trailers was announced to be one of the Auckland dealerships to add the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Ute to its product portfolio in 2018.
In 2017 Chris Mackey stood down as co-owner of Trucks & Trailers and Mark Wright took over sole-ownership of the business. Mark Wright pictured.
On 29 June, 2017 Trucks & Trailers celebrated 30 years in business.