Thank You, McCurdy Trucks, for an Amazing BBQ Event!

June 10, 2024

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to McCurdy Trucks for treating us to an incredible BBQ event! On Friday afternoon, McCurdy Trucks rolled up to our site with their fantastic BBQ trailer setup, bringing not only delicious food but also a wave of excitement and camaraderie. The BBQ was…

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Proud to be Part of Educating the Community

April 14, 2024

At Symons Group, we are thrilled to have been a part of the recent Roadsafe Taranaki event held in Hawera on April 13th and 14th. This event offered invaluable lessons and guidance to young and inexperienced drivers, equipping them with essential knowledge to stay safe on the roads. Mother nature…

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Committed to Safety on our Roads

March 18, 2024

We are thrilled to announce a significant achievement for Symons Group that highlights our unwavering commitment to safety and excellence. It is with a sense of pride that we share the news of being awarded excellence in the Roadsafe Taranaki Workplace Charter for both light and heavy vehicles. Receiving this…

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Out of the driver’s seat and into the Fire

February 26, 2024

A big thanks to the crew at Wood Training Taranaki for one of the best courses we’ve had the pleasure of completing. A dozen of the team spent the day learning fire science and being put through their paces dealing with scenarios they may face as bulk liquid dangerous goods…

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2023 in the rear view mirror

December 23, 2023

Well it’s fair to say it’s been a game of two halves / a year of highs and lows. We started the year with one of our best results in history and finished with one of our quietest periods on record. Results aside, the last Friday before Christmas was…

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VIP Transport Gets a Kick Out of Supporting Local

October 1, 2023

Let’s see how many soccer puns we can get in here: Our VIP Transport team has a goal to support local and we never pass on a opportunity to do just that. We think the youth sport in Taranaki is a keeper so we took the chance to get the…

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Symons Transport on show at E Road Fleet Day 2023

July 30, 2023

A few of the team had a great day at this year’s E Road Fleet Day in Hamilton. We took the opportunity to take a couple of vehicles as well so it really was a great day to learn a few things and get the brand on show. Graham Henry…

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Our cameras tell the story

June 27, 2023

Keeping ourselves and others safe on the road is something we are truly passionate about at Symons Group so when Roadsafe Taranaki approached us to use some of our camera footage to put together an education video we jumped at the chance. The sad truth for our driver team is…

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Simulator time again!

June 9, 2023

The AutoSense Mobile Truck Simulator is a great bit of kit. It gives us the unique opportunity to evaluate our drivers’ full driving competency in just one hour. The simulator puts the team through their paces and tests them with some very challenging situations without risk of injury or damage.

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Advanced Driver Training for the Team

May 23, 2023

A big shout out to the team at TR Driver training for taking five of our team through the Rollover Prevention and Technology Training. It’s not often you get put in a truck and told to try and roll it but the learning in this controlled environment just can’t…

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Growing “Little Truckers”

May 3, 2023

Little Trucker Down Under is the first truck magazine aimed at promoting the transport industry to children and Symons is a part of this promotion. Today it’s not easy to get kids in trucks with heroes and mentors, so we have to think of new ways to help ignite a…

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Dunking kids for the community

March 5, 2023

We had a great day at the Egmont Village School Gala: We donated some water, the school donated some students and the local community were happy to provide some strong arms to give those students a wash in the “dunk the clown” stall.

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Opening eyes to blind spots

February 20, 2023

Being a positive influence in our community is important to us here at Symons Group so when we were asked to be part of the Roadsafe Taranaki advanced driver training days we jumped at the chance. This locally driven initiative saw over 150 young, and some not so young, drivers…

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Welcome back to our friends from Autosense

September 27, 2022

We had a great day putting some of the team through their paces in the Auto Sense Heavy Vehicle and Forklift Simulator. It’s a great concept and gives our team the opportunity to test their skill without risk of damaging anything or hurting anyone.

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Welcome to the Big League!

June 8, 2022

Right from the first interview, Jess impressed Doug and I with her drive and self belief. We had to give her an opportunity and brought her into our cadet programme which she has completed and done exceptionally well. Within a few short months Jess has gradutaed the programme and we…

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Symons Institute of Transport Open for Enrolment

February 10, 2022

Be mentored by some of the best in the business to gain real world experience and further your career in the heavy transport industry. Our 4-week course is aimed at Class 5 learner licence holders with little to no experience, or full Class 5 holders who have been out of…

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Symons teams with Alexander Group to win New Zealand Rockgas Bulk LPG distribution

November 3, 2021

Alexander Group, leading dangerous goods logistics and transport specialist, has been awarded the contract to provide nationwide Bulk LPG distribution for Rockgas. Rockgas is part of Firstgas Group and provides LPG safely and reliably to over 125,000 customers across New Zealand. It is also investigating low carbon gas alternatives including…

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Getting the Team Home Safe

August 4, 2021

Whether its taking the kids to school, driving to work or driving for work, driving vehicles is one of the riskiest things we all do. Road conditions, weather conditions and the behaviour of other roads users are all out of our control but we can control our own ability to…

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Join the Symons Hitchhiker club

July 19, 2021

Do you have last minute goods that regularly need transporting to or from Taranaki? Catch a ride with the Symons Hitchhiker and get 50% off your first load. Our flat deck and curtainsider trucks are often venturing off with one-way loads on board and we want to make sure those…

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