Oruanui Trifecta Complete

In Million Mile Club, July 20221 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 18, 2022

The dilemma! You can’t say we’re saving the best until last because this month’s Oruanui Linehaul jewel cannot be separated from the two proceeding units.

July finds fleet No.930 in front of the camera and its rightful place in the limelight.

Like its brethren, ORUNU1 works under the TAA banner, keeping the good folk in Auckland and Christchurch happy, relentlessly delivering their needs and wants in Oruanui Linehaul’s old-school- cool style.

A 2005 model Kenworth K104, she’s sitting on 2,000,000km, and with a Cummins 620 Signature, 18-speed Roadranger manual transmission and 46-160 Meritor rears, she handles her 50Max HPMV status with ease.

ORUNU1 is driven by Kelly McKenzie, a 20-year veteran of the transport industry. Kelly got her Class 5 licence just under two years ago, having worked toward it in-house at Oruanui Linehaul. This is her first linehaul job, and Kelly fits the company mould perfectly.

“She brings personality and passion to our operation that is priceless,” says company owner Michael Purvis.

Thanks to Michael and the Oruanui Linehaul team for sharing these grand machines over the past three months. Be sure to give them a huge wave when you see them out on the road.