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2019 Brisbane Truck Show

  • 24 May 2019

The CMV Truck and Bus team were excited to have the opportunity to join many of our industry peers and heavy vehicle enthusiasts at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show. With more than 300 exhibitors spread across three levels of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the bi-annual Brisbane Truck Show is the largest heavy vehicle truck event in the Southern Hemisphere and certainly one of our favourite events.

A record 36,921 people attend this year’s Show, all to experience the latest in trucking technology and be the first to see special new and soon to be released models. We were extremely impressed by all of the exhibits and it was fantastic to have the opportunity to learn more about the exciting models and technology which are to come from Mack, Volvo and UD Trucks.

“This year’s event was certainly special. It was fantastic to see the fabulous effort all the exhibitors went to showcase their exciting products and the large number of activities and activations across the city,” said Miles Crawford, CMV Truck & Bus general manager. “We were thrilled to see record numbers attend this year’s event and the diversity of the attendees including people from the industry, tourists, school groups and members of the public.” Said Miles.

This year, the Brisbane Truck Show highlighted several theme initiatives; innovation, safety, sustainability and community, which extended right through to road safety, technology, design, engineering and advanced manufacturing. Our team took the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Volvo Group’s exciting exhibit and learn as much as they could about the models which will be arriving in the future.

Ross Greig, CMV Truck & Bus Derrimut Mack sales manager said, “it was a great opportunity for CMV Truck & Bus team to see the latest concept of the Mack Super-Liner and Mack Anthem.” The new concept Mack Anthem challenges the expectations of aerodynamic design and includes tough engineering that dramatically improves efficiency. “We loved having the chance to walk-through the concept of the Mack Anthem – we are very excited to see this truck come to the Australian market.” Ross said.

Prior to the Brisbane Truck Show, Volvo revealed the all-new FH XXL cab which has been designed with a focus on world-class driver comfort. “After five years, the XXL Cab is the biggest and most exciting transformation within the Volvo product portfolio.” Said Rohan Cook, CMV Truck & Bus Clayton general manager. “It is great to see that Volvo have listened closely to the feedback from our customers and bring this project to reality. Not only have they brought this concept to life, but they have delivered beyond expectation to give drivers bigger bed space, additional storage and space to improve the drivers work and living conditions.” Says Rohan.

The launch of the new 8-litre UD Quon at the Show revealed its greater load efficiency while delivering the same great features and ultimate dependability as the 11-litre. The new 8-litre Quon features a GH 8 engine, which is 300 kilograms lighter than the original 11-litre models. Anthony Russell, CMV Truck & Bus Dandenong general manager said, “The Brisbane Truck Show was a great showcase of the all new 8L, 360 horse power UD Quon - the only Japanese truck with EBS disc brakes, crash mitigation and stability control.” Thanks to the 8L Quon’s UD Trucks standard tyre monitoring system, there will be no need for truck drivers to check their tyres. Also new to the UD Trucks stands this year, was the all-new medium-duty truck – UD Croner. “It was great to see a sneak preview of the new medium duty Croner and we look forward to seeing the Croner joining our UD Truck portfolio soon.”

The CMV Truck & Bus team are really looking forward to having many of these new and exciting models arrive at the dealership and we can’t wait to have the opportunity to showcase their innovative designs and futuristic technology to you.


Photo credit: Gavin Blue Photography


Burdett's Plans to Expand with CMV Truck & Bus

  • 20 Sep 2018

Since our partnership with Burdett’s began in 2011, CMV Truck & Bus have been proud to assist them in becoming one of the biggest suppliers of landscaping products in the Southern Hemisphere.

Operating from their Langwarrin depot where they have a retail yard, wholesale yard plus three quarry locations, they rely on Mack and UD trucks purchased from CMV Truck & Bus to deliver day in and day out to their customers.

With a transport group of 75 vehicles, Burdett’s choose to use a range of UD models including MK and BK tippers due to their Volvo technology and their reliability to ensure they can keep their customer’s deliveries on time and offer a reliable service. As well as UD, Burdett’s include Mack models such as Metroliners and Superliners as they have the right truck for the right application which gives them the ability to service their customers with reliability.

Through our partnership, Burdett’s are given the ability to not only purchase the right truck for the right job, we have a tailored service maintenance contract package which works around their busy delivery and transport schedule to keep their trucks on the road and keep their customers happy.

CMV Truck & Bus are proud to be a part of their 2018 vision statement “the expand or to expire” and we know they will expand to even greater heights with their focus on quality equipment to ensure their customers’ needs are always met.


Mack Trucktoberfest

  • 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!


Mack, the Most Advanced Bonneted Truck in Australia

  • 26 Sep 2016

Mack Trucks new Bendix Wingman Fusion safety system integrates camera, radar, and brakes into one of the most comprehensive and powerful driver assistance systems in the Australian and New Zealand Conventional truck market today.

Features of the new system include:

  • Collision Mitigation - potential prevention of possible collisions with forward moving vehicles
  • Adaptive Cruise Control With Braking
  • Alerts including: Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance, Impact and Stationary Object
  • Bendix® BlindSpotter™
  • Electronic Stability System (ESP) / Mack Road Stability Advantage (RSA)

Available on new truck orders having Bendix ESP/Mack RSA in the specification, with first expected deliveries from February next year, brochure available here.

For further information contact our Mack Sales Team at your nearest CMV Truck & Bus dealership. 


Mack Workshop Manager and Genuine Parts Special

  • 01 Jul 2016


Introducing the Mack 60-inch Sleeper Cab

  • 01 Jun 2016

The Mack Super-Liner is now available with a new, bigger 60-inch sleeper cab that has been extensively tested in Australia, to meet our harsh Australian conditions.

When you’ve had a long day on the road, we believe you should have a big space to relax in. The Mack 60-inch sleeper has been designed to maximise space and minimise effort, and Mack have gone to great lengths to provide a range of creature comforts and features that you need to feel at home on the open road.

To find out why the new Mack 60-inch sleeper is the ‘King of the Kennels’ contact your nearest CMV Truck & Bus dealership - Your Partner On The Road.

Click here for brochure. 


Super-Liner a Super Win

  • 02 Mar 2016

As the Mack Heartland Tour drew to a close last year, David Martin, of D&A Martin Transport got some heart-stopping news from Dean Bestwick, Vice President of Sales for Mack Trucks Australia. It was December, and Dave thought Christmas had arrived early when he was told that he’d just won a fully customisable Super-Liner for a year.

Dave is a CMV Truck & Bus Dandenong customer, and received an invitation from Jason Masterton to attend the Heartland Tour and roadtest the fully-loaded Mack trucks that were navigating their way around Australia. On the day, Dave noted that he "was very impressed by the Super-Liner… especially the mDRIVE automated manual transmission", and so, he entered the Win a Mack for a Year competition, and the rest is now history. His Super-Liner is currently in the workshop being painted in his company’s colours, and having a special blower fitted that pumps the stock feed from the tanker.

Dave will be taking delivery of his Mack Super-Liner from CMV Truck & Bus Dandenong soon.



Mack Heartland Tour 2015

  • 29 Oct 2015

The Mack Heartland Tour 2015 has now completed stops at our Albury/Wodonga, Laverton and Dandenong dealerships. These days were well supported by our CMV Truck & Bus customers and guests who found the time to visit each of the dealerships on their nominated days. 

Each customer and guest had the opportunity to road test the Mack Super-Liner, Trident, Granite and Metro-Liner models that were featured in various applications and fully-loaded. Each truck had Mack Telematics available, and at the end of each road test the driver and truck performance data was downloaded and analysed with the assistance of Mack Trucks Australia staff. The specially designed Heartland Tour trailer was a great asset and was used to demonstate the features and benefits of the Mack mDrive automated manual transmission and Mack Telematics, as well as Contract Maintenance, Mack Finance and After Sales offerings. The opportunity to 'Win a Mack Truck for a Year' was also being promoted, with the lucky winner being able to choose any Mack model truck to be delivered in their business livery and only pay driver and fuel costs over a year. As a further incentive to customers who purchase a new Mack model truck, they will receive a 6 months free subscription to telematics, available until 31st December 2015.  

The Heartland Tour now moves on to Mildura, then Perth and will finish at South Central Trucks in Adelaide on November 21st.



Heavy Metal Is Heading Your Way!

  • 09 Oct 2015

The Mack Heartland Tour 2015 will be making its way into Victoria this weekend and will spend the next 3 weeks at our CMV Truck & Bus dealerships in Albury/Wodonga, Laverton and Dandenong.

If you're in the market to update your current fleet, or you're about to start up your new transport business, then this will be the perfect opportunity to road test the Mack Super-Liner, Trident, Granite or Metro-Liner models that will be available in various applications and fully-loaded during our 'Ride 'n Drive' days happening on the 16th, 23rd and 28th of October. On each of these days you will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Mack mDrive automated manual transmission, Mack Telematics, Contract Maintenance, our current Mack Finance and After Sales offerings.

To book your seat contact Albury/Wodonga on 02 6042 1900, Laverton on 03 9931 6777 or Dandenong on 03 9371 8800, or click here. Do not miss out on this opportunity, contact ‎CMV Truck & Bus‬ now!


How Mack Wrap has transformed trucking

  • 05 Aug 2015

Mack develops an industry first to help truckers deal with the burden of not choosing a Mack.

For those not lucky enough to spend their days behind the wheel of a Mack, we've developed the next best thing. Mack Wrap is a laser cut vinyl that’s available for all popular models of non-Mack trucks.

Applied in minutes, it creates instant street cred by looking like you're driving the real deal.