Another Aussie Win

Competitors from the Australian trucking industry consistently do well in international competitions featuring driving skills. This week a team from Australia won the UD Trucks Extra Mile Challenge 2015 global final.     The team, consisting of Clint Sheppard and Herman Kaczorowski from DGL, claimed victory at the UD Experience Centre and test track, adjacent to the UD Trucks headquarters in Ageo, Japan. Teams from...

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Going the Extra Mile

In 2015, the UD Trucks Extra Mile Challenge had six contestants, competing over three tasks designed to replicate the metro delivery experience. The judges examined and marked the driver by the amount of time taken, delivery accuracy, obeying the road rules, fuel efficiency and a smooth driving style with no harsh braking or acceleration.   The tests involved a pre-trip inspection, accurately reversing into a simulated loading...

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Work begins on new dealership

In the Adelaide suburb of Wingfield, a major new dealership is now under construction on a 4.3 hectare site which will eventually contain a 6,600 square metre covered facility. South Central Trucks’ new project will be the home for Volvo, Mack and UD Trucks in South Australia and is expected to employ over 130 staff.   South Central Trucks is part of the CMV Group. The new dealership amalgamates the existing South Central...

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Ekiden Saga

UD are now in the smart phone game business, it seems. This is the Ekiden Saga a new game launched by the Volvo-owned and Japanese based truck manufacturer. The game itself is a little confusing and clearly aimed at the Japanese domestic market and increasing the brand awareness for the UD brand.   Meanwhile, UD are still in the business of making trucks and here is a video about the first delivery of the new Quester model to a...

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Still competing strongly at 72

One of the stories missed in the coverage of the recent Dakar Rally is that of Yoshimasa Sugawara, who was competing in the race for the 32nd time. At 72 years old, he was competing in a development truck for Hino, coming in second, in the under 10 litre truck class.     Simply finishing the gruelling 9,200 km event after thirteen days struggling through the Andes Mountains and deserts in Argentina and Chile is a great...

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Growing business chooses Isuzu FVY 1400 6×4 curtainsiders

StrathAyr Pty Ltd is a developer of natural turf technology providing a variety of turf options, ready grown lawn, for residential and commercial use. Starting in Tasmania in 1969 it derived its name from the original turf farm in Tasmania where the family business began. The company expanded to Victoria in 1972 and  today has a staff of over 30 operating two turf farms, one each in Victoria and Tasmania. The farms produce high...

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