Hino Truck Licence Competition

Presenting to the Winner

Hino Truck Licence Competition Promotes              A Better Class of Driver...

AMS Group is grateful to be working with organisations like Hino to support initiatives, where there is a focus to promote and encourage the next generation of truck drivers on NZ roads.

Demand for good skilled drivers has never been higher in New Zealand across all classes. With an increase of over 20% in new truck imports in 2014, this demand for truck drivers is set to climb for the foreseeable future. 


Hino are running a truck licence competition through out the year, with the first licence being given away last week from the competition at Central Field Days.    There are two licences up for grabs.  You are able to enter on Hino's website . Terms and conditions apply and you must be able to meet the pre-requisites before starting the truck licences course.  

Please see the press release from Hino below.

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Launched at the Central Districts Field Days in March, Hino Distributors (NZ) Ltd are running a nationwide competition which will see lucky recipients upgrading their licences to either a Class 2 or Class 4.

In New Zealand the trucking industry is significant; transporting up to 90% of the country’s total freight - directly contributing to the economy. With predictions of domestic freight growing by 75% over the next 20 years, the industry is a competitive one – yet the Road Transport Forum has predicted the national truck driver shortage will worsen in 2015.

“At Hino, we’re all about the transport industry,” says Hino NZ’s General Manager, Ray Roberts. “That includes encouraging the next generation of drivers to join a rewarding and growing career option.”

Hino’s licence competition asks entrants why they want to get their truck licence, offering them the chance to win a truck licence package valued up to $1000. The prize includes logbooks (unit standard), theory, practical training and assessment with AMS Group.

AMS Group’s Lower North Island Area Manager, John Marcus says, “initiatives like Hino’s competition is a great way to set young people up to join the trucking industry correctly.” John will be training the winner of the CD Field Days’ draw, Louis Nyman. Louis is keen to get his licence so that he can start a business providing a portable rehabilitation facility for horses.

Other recent entries show how having a truck driver’s licence can help in an array of applications and business opportunities, from “wanting to be a stock truck driver”, “furthering my career in hay and silage contracts”, to “getting a class 2 licence so we can get a bigger truck”.

There are three more chances to win. The competition is running online throughout the year, giving everyone in New Zealand a chance to join the transport industry through two draws. Hino will also provide visitors to their National Fieldays site an opportunity to enter in June. Alongside the driver’s licence competition, they are also offering the chance to win Playmobil scenes from their interactive Fieldays’ radio control truck display.

For more information check out Hino’s website hino.co.nz/everyone

Mr Roberts will present Louis his prize on Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 10am at Hino Distributors (NZ) Ltd’s Head Office in Malden Street, Palmerston North.