Toll in Tasmania, Volkswagen/Navistar and Volvo/Supertruck

This week in Diesel News we have stories about Toll in Tasmania, Volkswagen/Navistar and Volvo/Supertruck. Volkswagen Truck & Bus has said it will buy a 16.6 per cent stake in Navistar at a cost of US$15.76 a share. This equates to US$256 million to help the liquidity issues of Navistar and its US$5 billion debt.   The deal includes a joint procurement agreement with Navistar being included in Volkswagen’s truck parts buying...

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McAleese, Toll and Uber

McAleese, Toll and Uber are in the news this week, as well as an environmental initiative from Asko and Scania.   McAleese CEO Mark Rowsthorn is back in the news, telling investors to recognise the $166 million investment made in the 2013 is now worthless, calling for them to move on. He is asking them to invest more money in order to restructure the business and take it back into private hands. The appointment of Bruce Wilson as...

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New DC Plans for Toll

An announcement of new DC plans for Toll Group has unveiled plans to build a state-of-the-art retail distribution centre in collaboration with apparel retailer, Specialty Fashion Group. The 32,000 m2 distribution centre will be built by LOGOS Group Australia at the Prestons Logistics Estate, Sydney.     According to the Toll statement, the new facility will be fitted with advanced automation technologies to enable fast and...

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Toll Promote Holiday Road Safety

Toll and Driver Reviver volunteers have met up with Victoria Police in Marong to urge drivers to take a break on the road over the Queen’s Birthday holiday weekend. Toll delivered cups and supplies to SES and Lions Club community volunteers at the Marong site, near Bendigo, who will staff the Driver Reviver site over the weekend.     Marong is one of more than 100 Driver Reviver sites around Australia receiving supplies from...

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Toll Help Out in North Queensland

When Anglicare opened its new Helping Hand Community Food Store in Cairns, it was an achievement Toll says it was proud to have played its part in. Toll NQX will transport a tonne of dry food each week by road and rail from Foodbank Brisbane to the Community Food Store, including tinned fruit, vegetables, pasta and cereals.     The store is expected to help 200 people a day who are in need, making sure they get access to...

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Toll Deliver Support to Aboriginal Project

A Toll truck has arrived in Katherine with clothing donations collected from across Australia. This is part of a project to help support women’s business enterprises in the Northern Territory Indigenous community of Jilkminggan.     Enterprise Learning Project (ELP), a not-for-profit organisation, had such an overwhelming response to its clothing drive for Jilkminggan it was left with the unexpected problem of how to...

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