IVECO Trucks Australia Limited displayed a diverse range of vehicles at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show (BTS). IVECO vehicles are designed to meet the needs of local and long-haul truck operators.
The flagship of the IVECO fleet, the Powerstar 7800 is a heavy duty powerhouse that can haul big loads with a 140 tonne Gross Combination Mass (GCM). Developed in Australia to withstand the country’s harsh climatic extremes and physical road conditions, the new Powerstar 7800 Roadtrain blends an American driveline and European comfort into an Australian made truck, according to Marco Quaranta, IVECO Trucks Australia’s Director of Platform.
IVECO also exhibited the iconic ACCO with a Hanson Cement concrete agitator on its back to demonstrate the versatility of the truck’s design. Alongside the ACCO was a Powerstar 6400, a true workhorse for the construction, mining, quarrying and medium-haul transport markets. Designed, engineered and built in Dandenong, Victoria, the 6400 offers a choice of wheelbase and cab configurations that allows customers to mount a wide variety of equipment, including the latest side- and end-opening tipper bodies.
IVECO’s latest truck model Stralis, which was also displayed at the BTS is known for its fuel efficiency and ability to meet driver convenience and comfort expectations. One of the most versatile trucks produced by IVECO, the Stralis can be used in a variety of applications including single trailer, prime mover, tanker, car transport and refrigerated transport.
IVECO also donated a fourth Daily van to the Trans-Help Foundation, the national organisation that assists and supports transport employees and their families who are in crisis, and suffering from hardship, health issues or trauma. Dianne Carroll, Chief Executive Officer of Trans-Help Foundation said all three Daily vans donated by IVECO previously have become integral to the Foundation’s operations across a large part of the country.