SHORT HAULS

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The Aus­tralian im­porter of CAT Trucks has a new boss. Kevin Den­nis is the new head hon­cho at NC2 Aus­tralia, the com­pany that han­dles the lo­cal arm of the CAT onhigh­way truck busi­ness. Den­nis re­places Bill Ful­ton, who has re­turned to Cater­pil­lar for a new, yet to be an­nounced, role. He is the right man for the job, says NC2 global pres­i­dent Tom Clevinger. “Kevin’s ex­pe­ri­ence as gen­eral man­ager of sales and mar­ket­ing for NC2 in Aus­tralia and New Zealand as well as his 30 years of global truck and en­gine ex­pe­ri­ence on four con­ti­nents, make him an ideal can­di­date to lead our busi­ness for­ward,” Clevinger says.

Mack Trucks has pro­duced its 5000th lo­cally made truck at the Bris­bane fac­tory it shares with sis­ter com­pany Volvo. The Metro­Liner rig, bound for a New South Wales quarry op­er­a­tor, was built at the tail end of a spe­cial year for Mack — the 50th an­niver­sary of lo­cal pro­duc­tion. De­spite un­cer­tain eco­nomic con­di­tions, Mack ex­pects Aus­tralian pro­duc­tion to in­crease to five trucks a day from early next year, with de­mand con­tin­u­ing to im­prove.

Heavy Haulage Aus­tralia has some of the most amaz­ing big rigs in the busi­ness and Queens­lan­ders will be able to check them out in per­son later this month. The com­pany, which stars in the Mega Truck­ers TV show, is throw­ing open the doors to its new Bris­bane fa­cil­ity on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 28. The open day will run from 10am to 2pm at 12 Forge Close, Sum­ner Park. Much of the ve­hi­cle’s fleet will be on site, in­clud­ing sev­eral large cranes. Heavy Haulage also will have a wide range or mer­chan­dise avail­able.

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