Whereas our first book Ridin’ the Rainbow - looked at the early pioneers of truck and trailer manufacturing in NZ - their innovation and tenacity, In the Blood reflects on the next generation - a new breed of trailer builder, and how they have overcome, and in the most part, flourished, during 20 years of some momentous and potentially debilitating events – the Global Financial Crisis, Covid, earthquakes and cyclones.

We explore the changes in regulations, mass & dimensions, employment issues, safety & health and the many more operational challenges faced by the new generation.

This coffee table book is hard cover, full colour and 136 pages of illustrated stories and interviews with both builders and legislators. The book is available for purchase, contact us for details:

Kate Bucknell - kateb@tesnz.com