Rob Griffin has been confirmed as the new national sales and operations manager of Freightliner in Australia following his departure from the Paccar Group recently.

Freightliner Australia has strengthened its team by appointing Robert Griffin to the position of National Sales and Operations Manager.

Griffin  was general manger of DAF during his time at Paccar before his departure and brings 35 years experience in the commercial vehicle industry with him to his new role at Daimler having  worked for Iveco, Isuzu and Mack in the past.

Freightliner Australia Pacific director, Stephen Downes said the comoany is thrilled to have Griffin join Freightliner to strengthen the team at an time when the comoapny is preparing to launch Cascadia and other products.

“It was easy to get Rob on board once he saw what we are working on and Freightliner’s massive commitment and investment for upcoming Australian models,” he says.

Mr Griffin joins Freightliner at the early stages of the local testing and development of the new generation Cascadia that will be introduced in Australia in 2020.

The Cascadia is the best-selling truck in the United States and will be built in right-hand drive for the Australian market as part of a $100 million investment that includes significant development and testing to be carried out in Australia and the United States.

Freightliner Australia has already started testing left-hand drive versions of the Cascadia test truck with two test units running on public roads. The trucks feature camera technology to enable the driver optimum vision.