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RDO EQUIPMENT JOINS THE PACCAR DEALER NETWORK

PACCAR Australia is pleased to announce RDO Australia Group has successfully completed the acquisition of the Inland Truck Centres business that provides sales and aftersales support to Kenworth and DAF customers in Dubbo, Griffith, Orange and Wagga Wagga. Originally founded in 1968 as a machinery dealer in the town of Warren NSW by Peter Swane, the company quickly expanded to …

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PACCAR Australia, has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director, Damian Smethurst

PACCAR Australia Appoints New Managing Director

Leading truck manufacturer and technology company, PACCAR Australia, has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director, Damian Smethurst, who will officially take charge on Monday 8 May 2023. Damian has been with PACCAR Australia for 25 years and has held leadership positions of increasing responsibility including Director of Operations, Chief Engineer, and most recently General Manager PACCAR Parts Australia, …

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2023 PACCAR Australia DAF Technician Of The Year

From a shortlist of five DAF Technicians across Australia, Greg Pearce of Brown & Hurley Kenworth DAF Coffs Harbour was named 2023 PACCAR Australia’s DAF Technician of the Year. Brad May – Chief Engineer PACCAR Australia and Steven Tomaro – Aftersales Manager PACCAR Australia, presented the 2023 DAF Technician of the Year award to Greg Pearce, congratulating him on his …

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2022 DAF Technician Of The Year

From a shortlist of five DAF Technicians across Australia, Andrew Patterson of Kenworth DAF Melbourne, has been named 2022 PACCAR Australia’s DAF Technician of the Year. Noelle Parlier – Chief Engineer PACCAR Australia and Richard Saville – Aftersales Manager PACCAR Australia, presented the 2022 DAF Technician of the Year award to Andrew congratulating him on his win and performance on …

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DAF Trucks Sustainability

On the road to even cleaner road transport. In the past years, significant progress has been made with regard to the impact of our trucks on the environment. Our current trucks are over 20% more efficient than the trucks we were making 20 years ago and emit 20% less CO2. This significant CO2 reduction has been achieved in parallel with …

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PACCAR and Aurora Form Strategic Partnership to Develop Autonomous Trucks

January 19, 2021, Bellevue, Washington – PACCAR and Aurora have signed a global, strategic agreement to develop, test and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. This collaboration will integrate PACCAR’s autonomous vehicle platform with the Aurora Driver to enhance the safety and operational efficiency of PACCAR’s customers. In the strategic partnership, PACCAR provides autonomous-enabled vehicles with industry-leading quality, durability and …

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PACCAR Challenges Pikes Peak

PACCAR announced today that a Kenworth T680 fuel cell electric vehicle and a battery electric Peterbilt Model 579EV became the first Class 8 zero emissions vehicles to drive to the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Kenworth and Peterbilt are DAF’s sister brands. Both vehicles displayed superb power and exhibited excellent drivability over the 156 twisting turns and …

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PACCAR Australia to Employ More Local Manufacturing Staff

In a boost for Australian manufacturing and the local economy, PACCAR Australia is in the process of recruiting more than 120 people for its Bayswater manufacturing facility. Customer demand for trucks has driven the need for increased truck production in the coming months, resulting in growth in the factory workforce and related engineering and administrative support at its head office …

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Clever Transport Solutions – Trado

DAF has always been known for its clever transport solutions. All our sophisticated solutions have one thing in common, that they serve a clear purpose – they are of value to the customer! In 1934, Hub van Doorne and the Dutch lieutenant Mr van der Trappen, jointly developed the so-called ‘Trado conversion set’, which enabled a normal two-axle truck to …

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Clever Transport Solutions – Swing Axle

DAF has always been known for its clever transport solutions. All our sophisticated solutions have one thing in common, that they serve a clear purpose – they are of value to the customer! At the beginning of the thirties, the so-called swing axle was first used. It consisted of two short axles mounted next to each other in transverse direction. …

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