Engine and powertrain giant Cummins, is the latest to announce it has pulled out of this year’s Brisbane Truck Show, following Swedish pair the Volvo Group and Scania, who both pulled out last year.

Cummins has announced that due to the continuing impact and uncertainty that COVID-19 has on all aspects of business and lives globally, that it will not be exhibiting at the Brisbane Truck Show in May this year.

“As a result of the current climate, Cummins has made the difficult decision to not exhibit at the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show, said Cummins on-highway director and general manager, Mike Fowler.

“This decision was not made lightly and the entire team at Cummins appreciates and acknowledges the importance of engaging with customers and business partners at what is the industry’s largest bi-annual event,” Fowler added.

“The recent COVID-19 outbreaks and immediate reactions of state governments to close borders during the holiday period was a stark reminder of just how dynamic the situation is.”

“Cummins remains 100 per cent committed to the Australian trucking industry and as such will look for ways to engage with customers and participate in the event virtually,” he said.

“Right now, we believe the best way to show our commitment to customers and the trucking industry more broadly is to keep our energy and resources focused on delivering industry leading service andsupport,” Fowler concluded.