Hare Reneti

In Kenworth, Just Truckn Around, February 20211 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 8, 2021

Hare Reneti was fuelling up at the Caltex Truckstop at Sulphur Point in Tauranga when Alison Verran spotted him with his Kenworth K108, powered by a Cummins ISX EGR. The truck and trailer are set up as a flatdeck logger and Hare carts logs, timber and general freight for Watchorns Transport based out of Awakeri, near Whakatane. On the day Alison caught up with him, Hare was about to unload export logs at the Port of Tauranga that he had picked up from the Maramarua Forest, south of Auckland. Hare‘s chosen career came from riding around in trucks as a kid. Aged eight or nine years old, he enjoyed many rides in a truck with mentor Wayne Butler, learning all about the industry. Hare has been driving trucks himself now for more than seven years. He enjoys the freedom of being on the road. “You can crank up the tunes, and away you go.” He has one issue with the industry: “There are a lot of cowboys out there now,” he says. When Alison asked the vexing question League or Union? Hare‘s response was, “Union all day.”

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