Truck distributors team up to launch used truck business

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineDecember 2, 2022

Motor Truck Distributors, Hino Distributors, and UD Truck Distributors have joined forces to launch a new player in the New Zealand used truck market, called Used Trucks NZ.

The entity has been set up to provide a single, straightforward, and reliable nationwide used truck and trailer sales service.

The three truck sales companies sit within Sime Darby Commercial, part of the wider Sime Darby Motors NZ group, and represent significant transport industry expertise. MTD Trucks alone has more than 50 years of experience dealing in used truck and trailers. With the backing of these established operators, the new venture has the reach and scale to provide high quality, mechanically-sound second tier units across New Zealand.

Led by newly appointed national sales manager Zane Ryan, Used Trucks NZ sees its mission as ‘taking the hassle out of buying and selling used trucks and trailers.’

Ryan has spent over 30 years associated with trucks and transport, first as a diesel mechanic before moving into truck sales and management. His career includes nine years as regional manager for Truckstops, New Zealand’s parts and service franchise holder for Hino, Mack, and Volvo trucks.

“By leveraging the combined Volvo, Mack, Hino, and UD Trucks sales teams, we aim to connect buyers with trade-in vehicles and to support sellers to find homes for mechanically sound second tier units across New Zealand,” he said.

“Our national network of salespeople has access to a wide network of contacts across every segment of the industry from food, construction, and general transport to logging, cranes and tankers. We can take a lot of the time and hassle out of selling and buying a second-tier vehicle.”

A new website, is now live.

“We take care of the whole process if you’re looking to sell, and that makes us a great option,” said Ryan.

“Our sales teams are also more than happy to help customers find units that are not currently on the market. They are on the road, talking to customers across New Zealand every day.”