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Welcome to TR Group's blog. Your one stop shop to keep up to date with all the latest goings on!

Covid-19: TR Group's policy in relation to the cleaning, disinfecting, and maintenance of our vehicles by 3rd party suppliers

The safety and well-being of TR Group’s customers, suppliers, team members, and all New Zealanders is always our utmost priority. With the continued spread of COVID-19 throughout the world, we felt it was important to provide you with an update on our business operations and our commitment to supporting your business from a maintenance perspective through these uncertain times. TR Group is taking this situation seriously and we are doing all that we can to ensure your continued peace of mind regarding the supply of parts and services to our fleet. 

Mack, The Hopeful Black Dog

TR Group and I AM HOPE’s Gumboot Friday challenge: 2,000 Kilometres for FREE Kids’ Counselling

In 2019, TR Group embarked on a 9-month-long journey to build a one of a kind heavy commercial vehicle whose purpose exceeds more than just being a tool for business. This truck is  Mack, the Hopeful Black Dog.

High Performing Teams (with the luxury of training wheels)

At TR Group, we work hard to create the opportunities to learn and grow wherever possible, whether that is becoming a more deliberate leader at work, a bigger contributor within a team, or simply personal growth. One way we like to explore learning is self-development on a course we have coined “OPC” which is named after the Outdoor Pursuits Centre where it takes place (creativ ...

Mack, the Hopeful Black Dog

Mack, the Hopeful Black Dog

Mack, the Hopeful Black Dog is TR Group’s initiative to give an expression of love and support for everyone who may be carrying a heavy load.

New Improvements to My TR - TR Group's Online Portal.

As 2019 comes to a close, we couldn’t just end the year without making heavy vehicle fleet management even easier for our customers.

TR supports the Forklift Games

We have a winner! This weekend’s inaugural @The Forklift Games (run by @The Forklift Association) held at TR Group’s Auckland branch has found its winner: Patrick from Freshmax, with runners up Nick and Junior from Mainstream. Thanks to Renae from @Master Drive Services for judging the contestants and to @DT Driver Training for helping with coordination. #forklift #winner ...

TR takes part in ADRA Run 2019

TR team members and their children turn up on a beautiful morning for the ADRA International fun run @ Mission Bay in Auckland. Big ups to Clint Cosgrave and Angela MacDonald who both put in a mighty effort to complete the half marathon.

TR Group purchases Semi Skel Australia

TR Group (TR) is pleased to announce the 100% acquisition of the Melbourne-based trailer rental company, Semi Skel Hire Pty Ltd, taking effect from 1 July 2019. This acquisition comes after many years of investigating the Australian market and how it fits with TR’s ambitions to provide world-class service in renting and leasing trucks and trailers.

TR Group promotes Women in Transport

New Zealand has always pioneered equality between men and women and a prime example is our country being the first in the world to give women the right to vote. Fast forward to 2018 and there’s no doubt that society’s progressed further towards equality. However, the transport industry still has a reputation for being a “man’s world”. Slowly but surely, we’ve improved and evolv ...

TR Group acquires DT Driver Training

TR Group acquires DT Driver Training

TR Group has acquired online driver training provider DT Driver Training to sit alongside our Master Drive Services training operation. This gives TR additional options for helping our clients with both light and heavy vehicle training. DT Driver Training is New Zealand’s biggest provider of online driver training. It has a range of courses and is especially strong in learner ...

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TR Group rental - everyday's a new day.

It’s been nearly a decade since I joined the TR rental team and all those years have led to a great career with a great team, with a great company. Ten years isn’t a short time, so you may be wondering, how anyone, really, could possibly stay in one company for this long. Well first, a love for trucks is the main fuel to the fire. There are so many reasons why I love what I do ...

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A growing number of champion truck drivers

Another New Zealand Truck Driver Championship has come to an end. The finals were held at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on the 25th and 26th of September. Finalists from all over New Zealand, champions of their respective regions, came together for the culmination of the competition. It gives us great satisfaction to see that more and more individuals are taking the ini ...

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