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Tag Archives: UD

UNDERSTANDING NEIGHBOURS | TRANSPORT NEWS

UD Trucks and Isuzu Motors Japan prepare to join forces As we head into the New Year, PowerTorque has been advised of the creation of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with the intent to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles in order to capture the opportunities in the ongoing transformation of the industry. The two parties are the UD ...

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New Vice President of Sales for UD Trucks | TRANSPORT NEWS

Volvo Group Australia has announced that Lauren Downs has been appointed as the new UD Trucks Australia Vice President of Sales, commencing in the role from May 1, 2020. Lauren is the current Volvo Bus Australia General Manager and will succeed Mark Strambi following his decision to retire. Lauren has an extensive resume with Volvo Bus, beginning when still studying ...

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THE BEST OF THE BEST | PowerTorque Awards

As we head into a new year there’s just enough time left to pause a moment and reflect on the highlights of technology and innovation that we’ve witnessed in 2019 and that will carry the industry forwards into 2020. The heavy commercial vehicle segment sales are down for 2019 in relation to 2018 by 7.5 percent, (October VFacts), and before ...

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Linfox makes significant investment in UD Trucks fleet | TRANSPORT NEWS

Linfox Logistics Australia and New Zealand has invested in a fleet of more than 90 UD Trucks Quon CD 25 360 vehicles for its bespoke beverage logistics brand, BevChain. The fleet investment demonstrates Linfox’s long-term commitment to operating the newest, safest and most environmentally friendly fleet on the road. The Quon features a host of advanced safety features including the ...

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Extra Mile Challenge is Underway with UD Trucks | TRANSPORT NEWS

Extra Mile Challenge is Underway with UD Trucks  UD Trucks Australia has launched the 2020 Extra Mile Challenge, a driver-skill based competition that tests drivers to demonstrate how improvements in driver behaviour can translate to safer driving, improved fuel consumption and reduced wear and tear on vehicles. The local Australian competition has been launched with drivers hand-picked by UD Trucks’ customers ...

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Getting Down To Business | TRUCK REVIEW – UD TRUCKS

UD Trucks rebuilds with new products and a fresh emphasis on ability. The UD truck brand is been renowned for reliability backed by a very strong service history with local councils and, more recently, with the container traffic operations heading into Sydney ports and with pick-up and delivery fleets. UD made some important announcements at the Brisbane Truck Show that ...

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BRISBANE TRUCK SHOW 2019 | EVENTS

A review of the trucks making the news by Ed Higginson and Chris Mullett. After a two-year wait, Australia’s trucking industry came together in Brisbane for the Southern Hemisphere’s largest truck show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. With some major advances in trucks showcased less than six months ago in Europe at the IAA Hanover, and in March ...

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INSPIRED EFFICIENCY | COMPANY Profile – Kennedy Express applies a strong work ethic to control profit and performance

Kennedy Express applies a strong work ethic to control profit and performance – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up As the operator of an overnight express parcel operation on Australia’s eastern seaboard since 1989, Kennedy Express, managing director Michael Kennedy bought his first truck, a MAN, after driving with IPEC doing linehaul work. At that time IPEC ...

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ULTIMATE THOUGHT PROCESSORS | Truck Review -UD Trucks’ revised Quon heavy duty truck has moved a step closer to complete autonomy.

Warren Caves reviews the autonomous UD UD Trucks’ revised Quon heavy duty truck has moved a step closer to complete autonomy. To experience this development at close quarters, PowerTorque visited Japan to evaluate a commercial test-ready Quon fitted with its latest autonomous technology, prior to the start of a trial in real-world customer operations within controlled environments. Once the trial ...

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EVERY TOWN, EVERY DAY | Company Profile- Followmont Transport

The express parcels business imposes its own demands on customer service – Words by Brenton O’Connor. The core business for Queensland-based Followmont Transport is founded upon the express parcel service, with the aim to service every town in its network every day. Now in its second generation, the company is currently directed by Mark Tobin, whose father started the business ...

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