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QUON-UPMANSHIP – PowerTorque has been taking a closer look at a brand with a great history of durability and reliability | TRUCK REVIEW – UD Quon

As the third string to the Volvo group bow, UD provides one of three reasons for operators to keep all their purchases under the one roof. Words by Brenton O’Connor The newly revised UD Quon (pronounced k-won) was previewed earlier this year at the Brisbane Truck Show. Now, with stock availability across the country, PowerTorque has been taking a closer ...

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Out West

Volvo, Mack and UD find a new home in Sydney’s west at Blacktown. With an investment of $16 million, the company-owned dealership of Volvo, Mack and UD at Blacktown, off the Great Western Highway, puts the three brands under one roof in totally new premises. Providing improved service for its customers, in addition to the existing dealerships at Brisbane and ...

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UP FOR THE JOB

UD’s PK 17 280 has an opportunity to convert new buyers to the brand – Report by Dave Whyte. The medium-weight truck market is one of the hardest fought segments, and, when it comes to market share, it’s one area where the light-duty and heavy-duty manufacturers all compete, producing the widest range of manufacturers and specifications available. If you talk ...

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FAMILY TIES

UD has a strong reputation over decades of availability in Australia. Dave Whyte tries out the MK11 250 at the lighter end of the market The UD brand has come a long way since it became a member of the Volvo group. While UD has always had a loyal following in Australia, in recent years it would seem the brand ...

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UD’s First 80 Years

Dave Whyte drives the latest range from one of Japan’s oldest manufacturers. This year sees UD Trucks celebrating its 80th year of manufacturing trucks. From humble beginnings, the UD brand has developed a reputation for reliability and strength, and an enviable following of loyal customers the world over. While the brand may not be at the top of the sales ...

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Quontitative Analysis

Dave Whyte drives the Quon at the top end of the UD range. When I first started working in transport, I was working in the depot of a small family-owned company in Mulgrave, east of Melbourne. Always on the look-out for a chance to drive, I was asked to a run from there to Morwell, about two hours away. The ...

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CMV Truck and Bus Sydney

It’s a good news story for Albury-Wodonga as CMV Truck and Bus relocates and upgrades. Watch any of the popular TV programmes on real estate and you’ll know well that when it comes to selling and success, location is everything. The proof of course comes from experience. With the opening of a brand-new, $8 million service and sales facility at ...

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Staying Local – Mick and Kelly Bodman

Personal service is the key to growth for a family-run business in Lavington, near Albury, NSW.   Mick and Kelly Bodman are typical of many small hauliers that are fulfilling their dream of running their own business and being in control of their own destiny. “As a kid, I always wanted to work for myself,” said Mick. “I started with ...

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Flight of the Condor

Occasionally we come across a truck that ‘just works’. UD’s new Condor PK 17 280 is one such vehicle. It’s not easy for truck designers to come up with the complete package, because costs, R&D scheduling or limited production capacity often dictate that there are short-cuts that compromise new models. That’s not the case with the new PK 17 280 ...

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