The History of Volvo Trucks in Australia

Volvo has been a big name within the Australian trucking industry since 1972, when the production facility of heavy-duty trucks was established in Wacol, Brisbane, Queensland. Almost half a century later, with more than 60,000 trucks produced, the plant is now the biggest truck assembly plant in Australia. Volvo Trucks is also the largest manufacturer of vehicles in the country.

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The Most Popular Truck Brands in Australia

Trucking is one of the most important sectors of the freight industry in Australia, generating an annual revenue of over $54 billion. According to a 2018 report, the trucking sector includes more than 43,000 businesses, and with figures predicted to grow. This year alone, more than 18,000 new trucks were registered from January to June 2019.

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History of Kenworth Trucks in Australia

Kenworth has been a household name in Australia since the 1960s when the first trucks from the United States hit the local market. The company went on to build the first Australian-made Kenworth truck and sell many of the well-known transport machines in the country. The history of Kenworth trucks in Australia is rich and deserves retelling to appreciate the brand’s great contributions and accomplishments to the Australian trucking industry.

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Australia Leading the Way in Electric Trucks

It’s the dawn of the age of electric vehicles. Manufacturers all over the world are racing to supply the growing demand for these eco-friendly automobiles. Right now, the competition for electric trucks in Australia seems wide-open.

Tesla, the world leader in electric cars, is developing a heavy-duty truck called Semi, but it will take a few more years before we could see even a prototype. Volkswagen is also investing $2 Billion to put an electric engine on its trucks over the next five years. Almost all the major manufacturers have their own plans too. Continue reading Australia Leading the Way in Electric Trucks

The Future of Trucking in Australia

The road freight industry, also known as the trucking industry, is integral to the Australian economy. Although it was not spared by the global financial crisis, it still maintained an annual growth rate of 2.4% in the last five years. Today, the industry has approximately 41,000 businesses, which employ more than 250,000 people and pay more than $13 billion in annual wages.

The industry looks very solid at the moment and getting into trucking business looks like a brilliant move. However, for serious investors, the present situation alone is not enough to invest a significant amount of money. You also need to have a good idea of how the trucking industry would fair in the future.

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Trucks Through Time

Before the time of trains, horses ruled the roads, hauling goods across the country. Alongside these four-legged powerhouses were bullocks and camels by the thousands. While they did get the job done, you can only imagine how long each trip took and how much strain it put not only on the animals but on their human keepers, as well. Deliveries of goods, tools, and other needs took months and with the waiting in between each drop off, supplies often fell short. Continue reading Trucks Through Time