Slow Start to 2016

The New Year has got off to a stuttering start for the truck industry with low numbers all round. According to the latest sales figures released by the Truck Industry Council, the total Australian truck market for January 2016 reached just 1,584 units, down 1.9 per cent on the first month of 2015, which in turn was down seven percent on January 2014 sales.   In fact, according to the TIC, it is the worst start to a year seen for...

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December Rebound

Truck sales figures for some market segments showed a sharp increase in December, to end the year on a positive note. According to the latest figures released by the the Truck Industry Council, the total number of trucks and large vans sold in Australia in 2015 was 32,003 units, up 1,373 units over 2014. The overall figures reflected the yearlong trend seeing healthy sales at the bottom end of the market with van and light duty truck...

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New Truck Push in Canberra

The Truck Industry Council (TIC) has says it applauds the support given to it by the Senate Economics Committee. The TIC represents Australia’s truck manufacturers and says it has received rousing cross-party support for its presence in Australia and strategic policy ideas during a Senate Economic References Committee hearing.   “It was a very constructive dialogue with senators Bushby, Carr, Ketter, Muir and Rice, where we felt...

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Heavy Truck Sales Still Down

The heavy duty truck market continues to be sluggish as lighter trucks still maintain good numbers. Figures released by the Truck Industry Council (TIC) as part of its T-Mark truck market sales database, show truck sales trends continue on a steady course, with some exceptions.     Total Australian truck sales for the first nine months of 2015 were 23,388 units, or 4.8 per cent above the tally achieved for the same period in...

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Truck plating initiative

A joint project by theNational Heavy Vehicle Regulator and the Truck Industry Council is designed to create a more secure heavy vehicle sales process. The TIC Code of Practice (for Heavy Vehicles) Manufacturers Plate is a new idea developed in collaboration with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).     The scheme for truck original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) aims to identify when a heavy vehicle has had further...

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Back on track

The latest truck sales figures show the industry clawing its way back from a very slow start to 2015. The numbers for April, released by the Truck Industry Council show the figures recovering from the doldrums of January and February.       2015 now looks like it will be a similar year to both 2013 and 2014 where numbers remained relatively static, without the prospect of either strong growth or precipitous decline....

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