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Proud to be involved in the Community

It was a miserable day but that didn't dampen spirits at the Egmont Village School Gala on the 24th of November!

The 'Dunk Mr Morgan' stand at the Gala was about to be cancelled with the school's original bulk water provider backing out the day before the event. We don't know Mr Morgan but it seemed like it was important that he get dunked in a water tank, so we were happy to provide a free water delivery to make it happen.

Mr Morgan didn't end up getting dunked but we did soak quite a few of the year eight students as a farewell gift before they moved on to high school!

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Simulator puts drivers through their paces

A big thanks to Wayne from Autosense for coming to site and putting the team through the Driver Comptency Simulator. Drivers were put through three core driver competency scenarios which included every day driving conditions as found on New Zealand roads, ranging from highways to urban/city conditions. Drivers were evaluated on start up and shut down procedure, speed control, spatial awareness and emergency situations. The drivers then chose two additional scenarios ranging from urban delivery to a downhill snowy mountain pass.

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Proud to Help

On the 20th of Feb 2018 at around 6 pm. Taranaki became the seventh region to declare a state of emergency as Cyclone Gita ripped through the district. Like thousands of other locals we woke up the night after the storm to find we didn't have any water. A large tree crashed down on to a water pipe during the storm and caused the most significant loss of water supply the region has experienced.

It forced severe water restrictions to be put in place and cut supply to up to 10,000 New Plymouth residents for days.

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JRONE On Display

JRONE has had a birthday! It is the only bonneted Scania 580 with a sleeper cab in NZ and has in excess of one million km under its belt. This truck was the first new Scania that Symons purchased back in 2003 and in late 2017 was on display at the Auckland Cable Price showroom, demonstrating the strong partnership between Symons Transport and Cable Price over the years. Thanks to Steven Sole Customs and the team at Future Grafix for the superior quality work and quick turn around on the spruce up!

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New Rig Update and Thanks

With the first month down, it’s been a great start to the new Origin contract. The staff at Origin have been an absolute pleasure to work with, extremely supportive in assisting our driver team to get up to speed with training and systems. It is great to be involved with such a professional company that operates as they say they will.

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