Bridgestone and New Zealand Trucking Media honour million-milers

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 3, 2021

Bridgestone and New Zealand Trucking Media are recognising the trucks that have achieved the milestone of one million miles (1.6-million kilometres).

Trucks tirelessly carry the nation on their backs, and many have clocked up astounding mileage while doing so. Every month, eight trucks will be selected, and feature in a new section of the magazine, as well as our social and web media.

“They’re all great when they’re new, but what about the trucks with many loads hauled and a million miles under the rubber, often with another mill to go at least?” said Dave McCoid, co-owner of New Zealand Trucking Media.

“The average punter on the road would have no idea of the distance that big shiny rig they just passed has done. I’m itching to see them roll into the inbox, and it’s so great to be able to hand out the badges.”

Those selected will get a Million Mile Club cap and badge for the truck.


“Longevity, high performance and reliability… these are cornerstone qualities of our New Zealand trucking industry, and the same qualities found in Bridgestone’s tyres and service commitment,” said Jeremy Mackintosh, commercial business manager, Bridgestone New Zealand.

“Standing in unwavering support of drivers and fleets throughout the nation, Bridgestone is proud of its longstanding partnership and dedication to the industry.

“And with a passion and track record for delivering long wear life, through new Bridgestone and Firestone tyres as well as Bandag retreads, what better name to back the Million Mile Club than Bridgestone?” Mackintosh said.

“I’m really excited about this one, and thanks so much to Bridgestone for coming on board,” McCoid said.

To enter your million-mile truck, email with:

  • A high-quality image of the truck
  • The name of the owner and driver
  • Basic spec details (model, engine, trans, rear end)
  • Contact details


  • Only owners can submit a truck
  • Current supply-chain restrictions may affect the timing of cap and badge arrival