Dozens of new fire truck chassis purchased to plug a gap in New Zealand’s beleaguered fleet have sat idle at a yard in south Auckland for about a year, Stuff reveals. About 35 sparkling new MAN double-cab trucks, ready to be built into fire appliances, are sitting in rows at the Penske yard in Wiri. The sight of the lined up chassis has sparked frustration among the ranks of firefighters who are grappling with a shortage of trucks and an ageing fleet.