Thursday, 28 September 2023

Service with a smile at the world's most southerly TRP Store

At 46.4 degrees south, TRL Parts Invercargill is the world’s most southerly TRP store. Opened in 2023, it’s a welcome pit stop for truck drivers needing robust parts for their lonely routes across New Zealand’s rugged Southland region. Instead of a 400 km trek to the north, truckers can now buy critical parts from the friendly and flexible Invercargill team.

Belonging to the Southpac Trucks New Zealand DAF network, TRL Parts Invercargill stocks TRP parts for both DAF and PACCAR’s Kenworth brands. The store is owned and run by local company Transport Repairs Ltd (TRL). They’ve been selling TRP parts for many years to customers who value their high quality, repair and servicing standards.

Rocky roads through remote terrain
Invercargill is New Zealand’s southernmost city and the commercial centre of the remote Southland region. Drivers can clock up many hours traversing isolated terrain without seeing another vehicle. Conditions are harsh – and not just in the winter: around 50% of Southland’s roads are unsealed tracks. Even the most robust DAF truck will eventually feel their impact as stones and gravel hammer the vehicle from below.

Uptime best seller
No surprise, then, to learn that the TRP parts that sell best around here are replacements for punctured suspension air bags. With uptime top of mind, Southland drivers can now get back on the road faster by calling in at the new TRP store in Invercargill.