Keep on Moving Podcast Ep5 | The Guy Knowles episode | New Zealand Trucking

In Podcasts4 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineFebruary 21, 2022

New Zealand Trucking Media has launched its fifth podcast episode under its Keep on Moving brand.

“Podcasts are something our late business partner John Murphy said would become ‘a thing’ and my gosh, how right was he!” said New Zealand Trucking Media editorial director Dave McCoid. “There are podcasts on just about every field of interest you can imagine and they’re just a superb way to link people, ideas, content — and media platforms for that matter.

“We recorded our first three as one-offs at the time of the first Covid lockdown in 2020. They informed drivers on the situation as it unfolded, and the podcast medium provided a format listeners could quickly find over again to relisten to information if they needed to. Then, around the middle of the year I did our first entertainment-focused episode and that got a huge response, with steady enquiry since it launched on where the next one was,” he said

“Last year was huge for us, and so we decided to look at what we’d done previously, bring it all together, and kick 2022 off with a new regular, monthly podcast to complement our significant suite of existing content. This latest one, Episode 5, is ‘lift-off’ on that project. It’s so exciting!”

Featuring news, upcoming events, interviews, reports from the classics world, updates on all the things happening in the New Zealand Trucking Media world, industry comments, and industry association updates. There’s something for everyone!

“What we needed was a bit of broadcasting oomph!” McCoid said. “We’ve been so lucky to meet and build an amazing association with one of the county’s long-standing broadcasters, Murray Lindsay. I tell you, we’ve always coined our very own Carl Kirkbeck as Capt Happy, but Murray gives Carl a run for his money! He’s just fantastic, and brings so much fun, good humour, polish, and calm to the broadcasting process! Normally a studio is a place that gives the average person palpitations, but with Muzz, we left with our ribs aching. For him, the studio setting is like the old T-Line you’ve done two million kilometres in.”

Episode 5 covers off events on the boil in the industry. Dave Ching reports on last year’s Dave Carr Memorial run in Canterbury, Matt Smith tells us about  Little Trucker Down Under magazine, and the feature interview is none other than Guy Knowles, one of the country’s most enthusiastic and inspiring transport operators, who together with his wife Helen runs a fleet of K-model Kenworths that go well beyond the phrase ‘instantly recognisable’.

On top of that, there’s fascinating industry insight from Transcon managing director Blake Noble, and an update from Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand CEO Nick Leggett, National Road Carriers COO James Smith, and New Zealand Trucking Association CEO Dave Boyce.

“We wanted to give the association leaders the chance to tell everyone where they’re at and what they’re achieving for their members,” McCoid said.

“Everyone’s had a ball putting Episode 5 together. If it’s a taste of things to come, then the poddies are going to be just another wonderful celebration of an amazing industry and the incredible people who keep it moving!”