In the Pipeline

In Million Mile Club, February 20221 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 24, 2022

Any truck nut traversing the highways and byways of Auckland and the Waikato will have no doubt seen Cory Knox at the wheel of the 2008 Kenworth T404 he drives for HT Haulage in Auckland. Bonneted US flat-decks are always head- turners, and we were rapt when Cory’s ride arrived in the inbox. Still firmly on the front line, her distinctive two-tone blue livery, twin shooters and additional shine make her as good a marketing tool for HT as she’s ever been.

Born in the days when yellow motors and Kenworths were ‘a thing’, the 404 packs a C15 Caterpillar under the snout, an 18-speed manual Eaton Roadranger, and a 46,000lb Meritor rear end.

It’s little wonder she’s still a strong runner, with her only other owner being McCarthy transport in Whanganui. To date, in her 1,700,000km she’s not had a rebuild.