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WESTERN STAR SHOW & SHINE | TRUCK SHOW – Mt Cotton September 9th 2017

Western Star this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the brand and to commemorate those milestone Penske Commercial Vehicles is hosting a Show n Shine at the Mt Cotton Training Centre in Cornubia, QLD, from 11am to 4pm this Saturday, September 9. Take your own Western Star and enter on the day but arrive between 07.00-09.00am to enter.    A range of great ...

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EVOLUTION OF HINO 500 SERIES | TRANSPORT NEWS

Hino Australia has refined the specification to continually evolve its 500 Series medium duty trucks, expanding its new 500 Series Wide Cab range, while introducing a new transmission option for its 500 Series GT 1322 4×4 trucks.  Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is fitted as standard on the new Wide Cab range with the new crew cab models now also including ...

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Hino refines its  300 SERIES 4×4 | Transport News

Hino Australia displayed the 300 Series 4×4 at this year’s AFAC conference for fire and emergency services with increases in power and torque, a new transmission, added  comfort and more safety features. The Hino 300 Series 4×4 is available in single cab and crew cab configurations, both powered by a 165hp (121k W), 464Nm, four-litre diesel engine mated to a ...

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Hino National Skills Contest – STAR EMPLOYEES SHOW THEIR SKILLS | Transport NEWS

Eighteen of Hino Australia’s most skilled parts, service and sales employees competed against each other in the 2017 Hino National Skills Contest in Sydney on 24th August. Sales and parts contestants demonstrated their skills in role play scenarios while the service technicians were tested on their diagnostic & technical skills. A ‘Sale of the Century’ quiz further tested the knowledge ...

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Ron Finemore signs deal on 95 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner trucks | Transport NEWS

Ron Finemore Transport has confirmed an order for the supply of 68 Mercedes-Benz and 27 Freightliner Coronado trucks within a twelve-month period. The family-owned transport group employs 450 staff in regional Australia and was the first Australian fleet to place a large order of the new generation Mercedes-Benz truck. It has also placed orders for additional Freightliner Coronado models to ...

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STRONG MID-YEAR REPORT CARD FOR HINO | Transport News

With strong sales, increasing investment in dealerships and an ongoing focus on customer service, Hino Australia has rated its first half of 2017 as strong in a growing and increasingly competitive market. “June was a record breaking month for the truck industry and the overall market sales of 3879 units around the country was also the highest June number since ...

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Announces Senior Leadership Changes 

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced two key transitions in the senior leadership of channel marketing and corporate communications for thecompany. David Giroux is taking over as director of channel marketing, DTNA. In this newly created position, David will lead the development and implementation of all Freightliner and Detroit brand marketing communications and brand strategy. He will be responsible ...

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NTC asks for feedback on PBS scheme for heavy vehicles.

PBS marketplace review seeks to build on safety and productivity gains as Australia’s freight task grows Interested parties are invited to provide feedback on ways to improve the Performance-Based Standards (PBS) scheme for heavy vehicles. The National Transport Commission (NTC) today released a discussion paper which presents preliminary findings of an evaluation of the PBS scheme and possible actions for ...

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NEW APP TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN PORT BOTANY | NEWS – Transport App

With over 3000 containers move in and out of Port Botany each week day by road, the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey has launched a new piece of mobile technology to help ease congestion. “Until now, Port Botany performance and status information was only available on a closed system account to a limited number of stevedores and ...

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Scania Australia welcomes new Sales Director, Martin Toomey 

Martin Toomey has joined Scania Australia in the revived role of Sales Director across all divisions of the business; Truck, Bus and Engines. For the past 8 years the company has operated a structure whereby the Managing Director also held the role of Sales Director. Following the return to the UK of former Managing Director, Roger McCarthy, and the appointment ...

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