Volvo has announced it will stage a month long national road show with VGA president Peter Voorhoeve inviting professional drivers who have never driven a Volvo, Mack or UD truck to get behind the wheel and try one.

The Volvo Trucks Roadshow will kick off at the CMV Mack/UD dealership in Laverton on the 10th May and will then take to the road with stop overs into Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Newcastle, before finishing in Brisbane on 10th June.

“Our customers are the heart of our business.We’re taking our Volvo, UD and Mack trucks out to the people all around the country so we can learn more about how we can build their business and improve their profitability,” Peter Voorhoeve said.

“This is an opportunity not to be missed, it’s a chance to get in the cab and see how our various models perform under realistic conditions–for our customers and also for those transport operators who’ve never driven a Volvo, UD or Mack truck,”  he added.

The trucks being showcased are those that are most in demand in industry segments around Australia today:

Volvo FH16 700 and a Mack Super Liner 685 hp configured as  B Doubles

Volvo FM540 and a 500hp Mack Granite set up  for line haul work

UD GW 26 420 tipper and dog for the construction segment

and a UD PD 24 280 curtain sider  for local distribution work

Volvo says that test drive opportunities are limited,so bookings are essential through the local dealerships.

At each event,the support teams fromVolvo, UD and Mack will be offering visitors the chance to see how they can save up to 10% in fuel costs by using telematics, preventative maintenance and driver coaching. Experts from Volvo, Mack and UD Financial Services will also be on hand, offering their extensive knowledge of the industry and explaining how to improve profitability.

There will also be a number of exclusive offers which will only be available on the day.

“We offer the complete range of the highest-quality trucks,”said Voorhoeve, “but more importantly we put our customers at the centre of everything we do. For us it’s all about ‘service, service, service’.”

“This is a highly-competitive industry,” said Voorhoeve, “which is why we’re all about finding ways to help our customers reduce operating costs and improve productivity.This roadshow demonstrates that we’ve got a truck for every requirement, and the service to back it up. We’re really looking forward to spending some time with our customers face-to-face.”

The Trucks Roadshow runs from 10th May to 10th June, taking in all the major capital cities. Interested transport operators are welcome to call the dealers to book their test drives.


Tuesday 10th May

CMV Truck & Bus Laverton

(03)9931 6777


Friday 13th May

South Central Trucks (08)8360 4465


Friday 20th May

Truck Centre WA

1800 199 517


Friday 3rd June

VCV Sydney West

(02)9678 2000


Tuesday 7thJune

VCV Newcastle

(02)4922 2600


Friday 10th June

VCV Brisbane North

(07)3613 6002