In this issue we farewell the urbane Roger McCarthy as managing director of Scania Australia and welcome his successor Mikael Jansson. We had a chat to him at the Brisbane Truck Show and it’s a good insight into the time he has spent here in Australia.

As well in a very human focussed issue we also have an interview with Volvo Trucks Australia boss Mitch Peden.

On the product side we have a rundown on the excellent new Benz Actros rigid line up, the follow up to the Actros prime movers launched late last year. Also we explore a Garden Grove, a large South Australian landscape supply fleet that is exploring the added efficiencies and advantages of PBS.

In Tasmania we visit one of the first operators of the recently updated Hino 500 series, we drive some US iron in the form of the locally converted RAM pick up and on the lighter side we take the new Iveco Daily 7-tonne van and Nissan’s recently updated Navara. All that and a whole lot more, take it easy and enjoy the read.