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PACCAR TO ADD NEW BRISBANE PARTS DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

PACCAR Parts has announced the opening of a new parts distribution centre in Brisbane to increase parts availability for PACCAR Australian customers. “This demonstrates our standing commitment of being a world-class leader in aftermarket parts distribution and international parts [...]

NEW SCANIA TO LAND HERE ON 14TH MARCH

Scania Australia boss Mikael Jansson  has revealed the launch date  for the Swedish truck maker’s new generation truck, telling the Australian truck media. that the new Scania will be launched here on 14th March 2018. Speaking at [...]

60000th KENNY ROLLS OFF AUSSIE LINE AND DAF TO BE BUILT HERE

Kenworth  has announced it has delivered the 60,000th Australian- built truck from its plant in Melbourne while at the same time revealing that it will commence assembly of trucks from PACCAR’s European subsidiary, DAF, at the Bayswater factory. MD [...]

DAIMLER ANNOUNCES NEW BOSS OF WESTERN STAR

David Carson has been named president of Western Star Trucks, and chief diversity officer for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). He is currently president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., and will replace Kelley Platt, who has [...]

NEW MODEL HINOS HEADED HERE IN 2018

Hino Australia has given the local media a hint that it will launch the smaller narrow cab 500 Series and possibly the new 700 series heavy-duty range locally in November 2018. Hino Australia’s general manager of [...]

RENAULT LAUNCHES SELF SHIFTING KANGOO MAXI DIESEL

Renault has announced it has launched an automatic version of its Kangoo Maxi diesel small van giving the popular goods carrying van extended appeal to those in the market for a a capable small van with [...]

VOLGREN SCORES ANOTHER BIG ORDER IN TOKYO

Australian based bus body builder Volgren has scored a big export order in one of the world’s most highly competitive bus markets, Japan winning an order for 29 low floor buses from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, [...]

CMV DEALERSHIP OPENING PULLS THE HEAVY HITTERS

Volvo Group Australia has unveiled the latest major investment in its dealer network with key dealer CMV Truck and Bus opening its new dealership at Derrimut in Melbourne. The new facility will handle Volvo, Mack and [...]

BENZ PREVIEWS NEXT GENERATION SPRINTER

Mercedes-Benz has provided a sneak peak of its plans for the 2019 Sprinter van in the USA this week, revealing it is positioning the new vehicle as a digital platform that will enhance the movement of [...]

TOYOTA EMBRACES HYDROGEN AS FUTURE FUEL SOURCE

WHILE the focus on alternative fuels over the past few months has been largely centred on electric vehicles, the fuel that many believe will be the real future of automotive movement, hydrogen has been given a [...]