dirty old trucks

Dirty Old Trucks

The Truck Industry Council has been campaigning for some time to change the rules around dirty old trucks. With the average age of trucks in Australia at over 14 years, and increasing, the truck manufacturer’s lobbying organisation and its President, Phil Taylor, Isuzu CEO, wants the government to disincentivise the owners of trucks sold before emission control rules came into existence. 

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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. Read more

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 sales, whilst heavy duty sales continued to struggle throughout the year. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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). Read more

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. Read more

March sales pick up

Truck sales figures from the Truck Industry Council show a a sharp rise in overall truck sales in March. Some optimism seems to be appearing in parts of the transport industry as overall truck sales figures pick up in sections of the market. Read more

February numbers pick up

The latest truck sales figures do not reinforce the pessimism of those earlier in the year. The Truck Industry Council has released the latest truck sales figures for February and appear to show confidence recovering in the trucking industry. The numbers of trucks sold in February are not going to break any records, but they do show a return to average sales in all market segments. Read more

Truck and trailer data released

The Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association has released the latest data about the trucks and trailers registered to run on our roads. ARTSA analyse the, publicly available, data on vehicle registrations around the country, including the class of vehicle being registered. Read more