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.