Ryan Arnold

In Just Truckn Around, November 20191 MinutesBy Craig McCauleyNovember 18, 2019

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TA Arnold Transport operate a trio of well-presented Ivecos based near the Glacier Country in South Westland. Craig McCauley caught up with Ryan Arnold at the company‘s Hari Hari depot, Ryan having just finished washing his Iveco Stralis in preparation for the coming week. The 500hp Stralis and 5-axle TES drop-sider operate primarily between Canterbury and the West Coast, carrying almost anything required by the local rural community from timber and stock feed to fertiliser and farm machinery.

The ever-increasing health and safety rules cropped up during the conversation. The reluctance of some sites to accept drop-side tippers collecting bulk products, combined with the introduction of so-called safe zones, where drivers are unable to see how the load is being placed on their trucks – despite being responsible for the condition and placement of it – rated among the issues raised by Ryan. The Iveco carries fleet number 3, so asking our vexing question of the same number seemed pertinent. When it came to mobile phones, did he prefer an Apple or Samsung? Ryan confirmed the device in his pocket originates from none other than California in the good old USA.

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