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UK TV company search for the World’s toughest truckie

Dragonfly TV, a UK-based film and tv production company is currently looking for intrepid truck drivers to take part in an exciting new series entitled ‘Worlds Toughest Truckers’ (working title). The series will feature highly skilled truck drivers from around the world competing against each other in a competition of skill, pace and mental strength. They will be taking on ...

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Volvo trucks launches Worldtrucker website

Volvo Trucks has launched its Worldtrucker online community, with the aim of making it the largest and most active truck driver community in the world. By offering an Internet community to drivers, the company hopes to boost interest in the profession and support the recruitment of new drivers. “We know that truck drivers have strong professional pride, and that’s exactly ...

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Isuzu Trucks expands AWD Range

Isuzu Trucks has bolstered its popular off highway range with the recent addition of two new NLS 200 all-wheel-drive variants, the NLS 200 Crew and NLS 200 Tipper which join the existing standard single cab model. The expanded NLS range provides buyers requiring a versatile light duty truck which performs well both on and off road, with greater choice and ...

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UHF Network Changes

From April 2008 to April 2010, the ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) reviewed the arrangements for the radio frequency spectrum in the 400 MHz band, which incorporates the UHF CB band. As a result of the review the ACMA decided to restructure the UHF CB band, increasing its capacity from 40 to 80 channels, 77 of which are accessible. ...

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Volvo Trucks announces sales result

During the fourth quarter of 2010, the Volvo Group continued to grow at a good pace with higher sales in all regions, improved profitability and a very strong cash flow. Year-on-year sales were up 23% to SEK 73.4 billion. Operating income improved to SEK 5.5 billion and the operating cash flow from Industrial operations amounted to SEK 15.1 billion. As ...

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UD Trucks Signs With Toll Holden Racing Team & Bundaberg Racing

UD Trucks has announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with V8 Supercar’s premiere outfits, the Toll Holden Racing Team as well as Bundaberg Racing, continuing a long association for the company with top-flight motorsport in Australia. UD Truck’s distinctive new red and chrome logo will be seen on the rear-quarter panels of the Holden Commodores of James Courtney, Garth Tander and ...

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UD picks the top power spot over 350hp

The figures are in, and for the sixth year running UD Trucks is the number one Japanese heavy-duty truck manufacturer in the over 350HP bracket. Between the company’s flagship GW400, GW470 and GK400 models, and the superseded CW385/445 models, UD Trucks have topped the market segment every year since 2005, following on from three years in the number two spot. ...

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US truck dealer adds initiatives to attact new drivers and mechanics

Rush Truck Centers put wheels in motion at LCC South The wheels are in motion for Laredo Community College to launch a Professional Truck Driving Training Program and upgrade its Diesel Engine Mechanics and Repair Program training curriculum at its South Campus in the spring of 2011, thanks to a significant donation from Rush Truck Center – Laredo. Rush Truck ...

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VACC: It’s time to change Victoria’s ‘rego’ payment

VACC is demanding the next Victorian Government introduces a new option for paying vehicle registrations. Currently, owners of cars, four wheel drives, vans, trucks, motorcycles, prime movers and buses in Victoria have just one payment option for a twelve month period for their vehicle registration, that being a one lump sum (only concession card holders have the option of a ...

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Volvo Trucks sales climb 96% for November globally

Globally, Volvo Trucks’ deliveries in November were 96% higher than in the corresponding month last year. Volvo Tucks’ deliveries to Europe amounted to 3,265 trucks, 113% up compared to the year earlier period. The year-to-date deliveries in Europe are up 45% from last year. Germany, especially noted strong deliveries. In North America the deliveries sum up to 11,090 trucks year-to-date, ...

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