June Genuine Parts and Service Offers
- 01 Jun 2017
Check out our Genuine Parts and Service offers for June, as well as our quarterly catalogues for Mack, UD Trucks and Volvo. Available from your nearest CMV Truck & Bus dealership or Customer Service Centre now.
The Road Ahead. May Update
- 22 May 2017
CMV Truck & Bus Derrimut is looking more like a dealership than a construction site these days. Interior fit out is close to completion in the workshop, parts, showroom and office/administration areas. Externally, there are a few sections of concrete, landscaping and signage to be completed.
Did you know that the solar panels, visible from the air, will provide approx 30% of the dealerships daily power requirements.
UD Trucks Bolt Down Free Service Deal
- 01 May 2017
Now here's a UD Trucks deal you can’t refuse!
Purchase any Quon, Condor PD 24 280 or Condor 24 280 between 1 May and 30 June 2017 and we will give you 2 years of free servicing* at any of our CMV Truck and Bus dealerships.
This deal can save you UP TO $10,000 per truck. Explore our Heavy Duty range now.
Make sure you speak to our UD Trucks sales team regarding your business and unique truck usage and we can determine your cost savings and service intervals.
Give us the opportunity to get to know your business, and have your trucks serviced by our factory trained technicians.
Contact CMV Truck & Bus today!
May Genuine Parts and Service Offers
- 01 May 2017
Check out our Genuine Parts and Service offers for May, as well as our quarterly catalogues for Volvo, Mack and UD Trucks. Available from your nearest CMV Truck & Bus dealership or Customer Service Centre now.
The Road Ahead. April Update
- 03 Apr 2017
Check out the latest progress video of our CMV Truck & Bus Derrimut dealership. All roofing and cladding is completed, and concrete paving surrounding the complex is nearly completed. Inside, the heated concrete floors for the workshop wings are being poured as well as the pit area.
Did you know that over 65 km of electrical cabling and 30 km of communication cabling will be used in the construction of this dealership.
April Genuine Parts and Service Offers
- 01 Apr 2017
Check out our Genuine Parts and Service offers for April, as well as our quarterly catalogues for Volvo, Mack and UD Trucks. Available from your nearest CMV Truck & Bus dealership or Customer Service Centre now.
The Road Ahead. March Update
- 06 Mar 2017
Check out the progress of our new CMV Truck & Bus dealership in Derrimut. The showroom and office/administration areas, and east and west workshop wings are receiving the finishing touches to external glass and cladding features, concrete paving is continuing and the used truck sales centre is under construction.
Did you know there are currently 15 different trades, and over 100 people working on our new dealership.
- 01 Mar 2017
Here's something to add to the 'bucket list' if you're a passionate Mack enthusiast or antique truck owner. Last September, at the Mack Customer Center and Mack Trucks Historical Museum in Allentown (PA) USA, was the fifth annual Mack Trucktoberfest. Gary Richards, our resident Aussie Mack "guru" has been kind enough to pass on a copy of the Antique Truck Club Of America, Inc.
We have the latest Double Clutch magazine featuring a full write-up of the event by Dave Zsido. Happy reading, we may see you there one day!
Volvo FH Hybrid Concept Truck
- 01 Mar 2017
With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long haul applications. In combination with the vehicle’s other improvements, the total reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 is around 30 per cent.
Volvo Trucks first unveiled the Volvo Concept Truck in May 2016, and has now developed and enhanced the vehicle even further. In addition to the improvements in aerodynamics, rolling resistance and reduced weight, the new version also features a hybrid powertrain - one of the first of its kind for heavy-duty trucks in long haul applications.
"We strive to be at the forefront of electromobility and to constantly push the limits when it comes to reducing fuel consumption and emissions," says Claes Nilsson, CEO at Volvo Trucks. "Over the coming years, as society moves more and more towards renewable energy, we strongly believe that electromobility and hybrid technology will become increasingly important. The powertrain in our concept truck has been developed to improve transport efficiency and thereby help the industry towards sustainable transport. With the concept truck we will gain valuable knowledge and experience, which will help us develop the technology further."
The hybrid powertrain works by recovering energy when driving downhill on slopes steeper than one per cent, or when braking. The recovered energy is stored in the vehicle's batteries and used to power the truck in electric mode on flat roads or low gradients. An enhanced version of Volvo Trucks' driver support system I-See has been developed specially for the hybrid powertrain, which analyses upcoming topography to calculate the most economical and efficient choice between the diesel engine and the electric motor, as well as the optimal time to use the recovered energy.
In long haul transportation, it is estimated that the hybrid powertrain will allow the combustion engine to be shut off for up to 30 per cent of the driving time. This will save between 5-10 per cent in fuel, depending on the vehicle type or specification, and its drive cycle. It also offers the ability to drive in full electric mode for up to 10 kilometres, enabling the vehicle to operate with zero emissions and low noise.
"Today, long haul transport accounts for a significant share of the total energy consumption in the transportation sector. Using hybrid technology, the potential reduction in fuel and emissions is considerable and an important step towards reaching both our and society's environmental goals for the future," says Lars Mårtensson, Director Environment and Innovation, Volvo Trucks.
The Volvo Concept Truck also builds on many of the gains achieved by its predecessor, namely improved aerodynamics, rolling resistance and reduced vehicle weight. "This is a platform for verifying several new technologies for increasing transport efficiency," says Åke Othzén, Chief Project Manager, Volvo Trucks. "Some of these developments have already been introduced to our trucks, and some will be introduced in the near future. The hybrid powertrain is partly based on knowledge and experience from Volvo Buses' hybrid and electric buses."