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New accolades for 2017 Scania Trucks

December 30, 2016 Joel Helmes

Scania is already one of the most successful truck brands in Australia, now comes a tick of approval for the Swedish brand from two top Euro truck publications. The new generation Scania trucks were handed […]

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December 28, 2016 Joel Helmes

This week on the Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover: Australian Trucking Association calls for simplified Heavy Vehicle Laws. Hino expands and improves Australian dealer network. New Paccar truck leasing outlets open in Melbourne. U.S. study […]

New and improved Hino dealerships for 2017

December 22, 2016 Joel Helmes

2017 is looking to be another year of growth for Hino with the second-best selling truck brand in Australia announcing new/improved dealership sites this week. Hino tell us that Newcastle Commercial Vehicles (NCV) is working […]

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December 22, 2016 Joel Helmes

This week on the Trucks News Wrap/Podcast we cover: International Prostar confirmed for Australia by Iveco. Navistar confirms deal with Volkswagen Truck and Bus almost done. Polls open for Australian Trucking Association election. Volvo FH […]

Navistar says Volkswagen deal moving ahead

December 21, 2016 Joel Helmes

Navistar has confirmed that everything remains on track in regards to the truck manufacturer’s strategic alliance with Volkswagen. In September, Volkswagen Truck & Bus announced it was buying a 16.6% stake in Navistar, the manufacturer […]

New PACCAR truck leasing locations open

December 19, 2016 Joel Helmes

The PACCAR truck leasing network has expanded to include two new PacLease locations in Melbourne. Located at the Hallam Truck Centre and Bayswater Truck Centre, the new franchise locations both fall under the Kenworth DAF […]

ATA wants streamlined Heavy Vehicle laws

December 19, 2016 Joel Helmes

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has made a submission to the National Transport Commission (NTC) calling for new national Heavy Vehicle Laws to be simplified and streamlined. Chair of the ATA, Noelene Watson, says the […]

New push into China for Iveco

December 18, 2016 Joel Helmes

It used to be New York where if you could “make it there, you’d make it anywhere”, now that seems to be the booming Chinese market. Iveco has just announced a new focus on making […]

ATA to go to the polls in early 2017

December 16, 2016 Joel Helmes

Owner drivers and the operators of small trucking fleets are being invited to cast a vote in the election of two representatives for the General Council of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA). The ATA telling […]

Volvo FH Series recall now underway

December 15, 2016 Joel Helmes

The recall of some Volvo FH Series trucks sold in Australia has commenced and is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Volvo informed owners last month that the recall was in […]

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December 15, 2016 Joel Helmes

This week on the Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover: 415 Dennis Eagle trucks recalled in Australia over steering issue. ATA calls for changes to the Fuel Tax Act to include older trucks. Nikola One unveiled […]

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