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Record numbers at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame Reunion

The National Road Transport Hall of Fame reunion 2015, now in its 20th year, saw a record number of approximately 8,000 attendees across the three day event in Alice Springs and a record number of 278 inductees welcomed into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame. For the first time, the Icon of the Industry Award was presented to three deserving ...

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“UPS Receives Milestone 50,000th PACCAR MX Series Engine in a Kenworth Truck.”

UPS received the milestone 50,000th PACCAR MX series engine installed in a Kenworth truck during a special ceremony today at Kenworth headquarters. The PACCAR MX-13 engine powers a new Kenworth T680 Day Cab that will serve UPS operations in the Seattle area. In total, PACCAR has produced 100,000 PACCAR MX engines at its Columbus, Miss., engine plant for the North ...

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HINO AUSTRALIA CELEBRATES FIRST VEHICLE FOR 50th ANNIVERSARY

Hino Australia has continued its 50th anniversary celebrations with a salute to the first Hino sold in Australia. The 1965 Hino bus, which now resides at the Tasmanian Transport Museum in Hobart, was brought out from its shelter for a drive with its current custodian and a key figure in the vehicle’s history. The bus was originally commissioned by Merv ...

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MaxiTRANS Announces AZMEB Relocation

MaxiTRANS has today announced the relocation of the production of its AZMEB side tipper products to its other manufacturing facilities, resulting in the closure of its Bundaberg manufacturing facility. The Company will continue to sell, manufacture and support AZMEB products in Australia and will explore international opportunities. AZMEB was acquired by MaxiTRANS in May 2012 as a part of its ...

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New appointment for Detroit by Penske Power Systems

Detroit will strengthen its local technical and product support team with the appointment of Jonathon Wrightson as an on-highway technical support specialist, delivering an enhanced service offering to our on-highway customers and dealers nationally. Effective 13 September, Mr. Wrightson – Product Support Specialist On-Highway, will provide vital support to the entire on-highway group, liaising with key customers and dealers to ...

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100,000th PACCAR MX-13 ENGINE PRODUCED IN NORTH AMERICA

The 100,000th PACCAR MX-13 engine produced for North America was recently presented to Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) which will operate the landmark engine in a Peterbilt Model 579, Peterbilt Motors Company announced. “PACCAR’s MX-13 engine continues to achieve new levels of success through exceptional fuel economy, reliability and performance. It is the ideal engine for Peterbilt’s aerodynamic Model 579 which ...

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HINO EMERGENCY VEHICLE BOLSTERS TASMANIAN SES

The Tasmanian State Emergency Service has taken delivery of a Hino specialist rescue vehicle fitted with cutting-edge equipment. The new Hino 500 Series FD 1124 Crew Cabin model featuring an Allison automatic transmission is fitted with a custom built rescue body from SEM Fire and Rescue, was presented to the Tasmanian SES North West Region at SEM’s headquarters in Wendouree, ...

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Kenworth, FASTPORT and TCA Join Forces To Recruit Military Veterans For Truck Driving Careers

Kenworth To Award T680 to America’s Top Veteran Rookie Driver In an effort to curb the driver shortage, and create immediate jobs for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, Kenworth, FASTPORT and the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) have come together to promote the industry. As part of the programme, FASTPORT and its trucking track partners will attend job fairs on ...

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Puma Energy completes BP bitumen acquisition

Australia’s largest independent fuel operator Puma Energy has announced the completion of its acquisition of BP Australia’s bitumen business, making it one of the largest suppliers of bitumen in the country. The purchase agreement, signed in March, means Puma Energy will own and operate BP’s Brisbane, Townsville, Altona and Hobart sites, inheriting BP’s industry-leading proprietary bitumen products and 35 employees. ...

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Shell Rimula supports the Transport Hall of Fame

Celebrating 25 years of the National Road Transport Hall of Fame, Shell Rimula is once again partnering with the Hall of Fame Reunion in 2015, acknowledging Australians for their achievements and lifetime commitment to the transport community. For the 15th year, Shell Rimula will be recognising new inductees into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame, celebrating their ongoing service to ...

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