The Return of International Trucks

The long anticipated announcement of the return of International Trucks to the Australian market has been made public this week. This follows 18 months of speculation about who would distribute the US brand, after its relaunch at the Brisbane Truck Show in 2015.     The joint announcement by CNH Industrial and Navistar tells us Iveco in Australia has been appointed sole distributor of International Trucks in this market. The...

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International Launch Vegas Style

This week saw an International launch Vegas style when the new LT Series was launched for the US market in a ceremony full of smoke, flames and loud rock music, for a classic truck launch. The new LT is the flagship truck in the new range, as International move away from the ‘Star’ names to all models being identified by letters.   Whether this is the truck we could see arriving in Australia, in the long anticipated...

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International Hype

Stolen trucks on the streets of Las Vegas, followed by TV News helicopters. Of course, it has to be a truck launch. This one is for the new International HX range for the US market which Diesel News reported a couple of weeks ago. This is part of the new trend to the spectacular which is happening within the truck manufacturing industry, it’s not just a launch event, it has to look good on YouTube.   Daimler did it, also in...

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New kids on the block

At the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show, this is the kind of image the reintroduction of the International brand will be trying to create, plenty of bling and loud rock music, with a Lonestar. However, this is not the image or the truck which will make or break the brand in Australia. That job will fall to another truck, the ProStar, to do the heavy lifting and get truck sales on the board.   With the ProStar, we are talking about a...

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New boss at Cat trucks

A new Managing Director has been appointed at Navistar Auspac, the Australian entity which brings the Cat Trucks brand into the country. Navistar Global has announced the appointment of Tim Quinlan as Managing Director of Navistar Auspac and he has taken up the post already.     “I am fortunate to have had considerable experience in this part of the world and am extremely happy to accept this important role as Navistar...

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Cutting costs with Kenworth

In the USA, all the truck buyers are talking about is fuel economy. At the same time, the Obama Government has laid out regulations ensuring truck manufacturers reach specified fuel economy targets by a series of set dates. It’s all about fuel economy, and truck and trailer makers are going all out to offer genuine fuel consumption changes in their current product, with more fuel saving technologies to come.   Among the...

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