Truck Stops (NZ) Ltd established
TIL ownership transferred to Corporate Investments (which would later become Montana Group Ltd in 1999)
Invercargill branch opens
Second branch in Auckland opens in South Auckland. TIL group is purchased by Cycle & Carriage Ltd
Whangarei branch opens
Sime Darby Motor Group buys Truck Stops (NZ) Ltd, along with other Truck Investments group companies
Nelson branch opens
Volvo appoints Truck Investments as its countrywide franchise; Trucks Stops Recycling Division (TRD) added to Lower Hutt branch
Trucks Stops Recycling Division (TRD) moves to Palmerston North
Opening of the new purpose built workshop in Invercargill.
Take-over of Southern Viking operations in Christchurch as the 16th Truck Stops branch.
Truck Stops parent company TIL changes its name to Sime Darby Commercial (NZ) Limited
Blenheim Branch opens servicing Hino, Mack, Renault and Volvo
Truckstops updated its corporate image to a new “more modern, crisper, cleaner” look which better reflected the company and where it is today. Completion of the brand refresh across all 17 branches will take around 18 months.