“Crazy Horse” – Uhlenberg Haulage’s Fleet number 18 turned its two millionth kilometre this morning. This milestone occurred on May the 10th - while east bound for Napier in the hands of operator Troy Bellamy, who has been partnered with this truck from new.
Uhlenberg Haulage Ltd, now have a Facebook page.
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Friday December 16 2016 marks Graeme Gardners last day at Uhlenberg's - following 32 years and 9 months service.
Graeme started working for Mike and Carol on the 19th of March 1984, driving trucks servicing the local rural community, before shifting to LPG tanker driving in the mid eighties, a task that he completed for many years travelling around New Zealand.
Uhlenbergs have recently purchased a swing lifter - to compliment the container section of their business.
This brand new unit features the latest technology and is an Inline Legover” design – which due to increased levels of stability -- maximises the level of safety during movement of shipping containers and ISO tanks – while also reducing stress on trailers during transfer.
As 2016 is upon us, Uhlenberg Haulage enters its 50th year in business.
It all began way back in 1966, when Mike and Carol Uhlenberg purchased a second hand Commer truck, complete with a Ministry of Works cartage contract, based at Bell Block, New Plymouth.
Within a few years the fleet had grown to three trucks, carrying metal and fertliser around rural Taranaki.
Logs was the next commodity that Mike and Carol geared up for - carrying export pine to Port Taranaki, as well as native timber to various mills in the area.
The Uhlenberg team unfortunately were forced to see 2015 out with the sad task of fare welling valued staff member - Bryan Pickering (Pix), who passed away suddenly at home on 26th December.
Pix was a popular member of the team at Uhlenbergs - his regular drive was UHL 31, the sole Mack Superliner in the fleet – the great all-rounder who floated among all of the different types of loads and jobs at UHL.
Pix was a perfectionist, and is remembered as the popular guy - who was a skilled operator - capable of operating every piece of equipment in the yard.
Depot alterations and improvements are well underway, with admin staff well settled into the new purpose built office facilities - The recent removal of the old office block – which had served us well for 16 or so years - will allow for improved truck access and will include the addition of extra automatic gates.
Security systems have also seen some upgrades.
March 19, 2014 saw Graeme Gardner serve 30 years service at Uhlenbergs,
Graeme began his service driving a D series Ford way back in 1984, carrying fertiliser wool, meat and other commodities to and from local farms.
Internationals, W model Kenworth’s, Mack superliner & CH as well as Peterbilt’s were operated by Graeme through his long driving career at UHL, mainly delivering LPG throughout the country - before he took on the LPG despatch role in the office - ten odd years ago.
Uhlenbergs recently took delivery of a new Western Star 8X4 tractor unit. This purchase is the first Western Star into the predominantly Peterbilt and Kenworth (Pacaar) equipped fleet and also marks the first Cummins engine into UHL since 1985.