the 2020 effect

The 2020 Effect

The Australian truck market has been knocked back, but not too much, by the 2020 effect. The latest truck sales figures show that, overall, the number of trucks sold on the Australian market will be lower than the last few years but better than 2016 levels. Read more

Kenworth reasserting its dominance

Kenworth Reasserting Its Dominance

The latest truck sales figures for the heavy duty market released this week by the Truck Industry Council, show Kenworth reasserting its dominance after a difficult and uncertain year. After reporting numbers just behind Volvo in heavy duty, Kenworth have come up with a big month to put the Swedish pretender back in its place. Read more

breaking truck sales records

Breaking Truck Sales Records

It looks pretty certain that at the end of 2018 the Australian truck market will be breaking truck sales records all over the place. These numbers suggest the Australian economy is stronger than it feels for many working people, but confirmed by consistent economic growth results.

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dirty old trucks

Dirty Old Trucks

The Truck Industry Council has been campaigning for some time to change the rules around dirty old trucks. With the average age of trucks in Australia at over 14 years, and increasing, the truck manufacturer’s lobbying organisation and its President, Phil Taylor, Isuzu CEO, wants the government to disincentivise the owners of trucks sold before emission control rules came into existence. 

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Slow Start to 2016

The New Year has got off to a stuttering start for the truck industry with low numbers all round. According to the latest sales figures released by the Truck Industry Council, the total Australian truck market for January 2016 reached just 1,584 units, down 1.9 per cent on the first month of 2015, which in turn was down seven percent on January 2014 sales. Read more

December Rebound

Truck sales figures for some market segments showed a sharp increase in December, to end the year on a positive note. According to the latest figures released by the the Truck Industry Council, the total number of trucks and large vans sold in Australia in 2015 was 32,003 units, up 1,373 units over 2014. The overall figures reflected the yearlong trend seeing healthy sales at the bottom end of the market with van and light duty truck sales, whilst heavy duty sales continued to struggle throughout the year. Read more

New Truck Push in Canberra

The Truck Industry Council (TIC) has says it applauds the support given to it by the Senate Economics Committee. The TIC represents Australia’s truck manufacturers and says it has received rousing cross-party support for its presence in Australia and strategic policy ideas during a Senate Economic References Committee hearing. Read more

Heavy Truck Sales Still Down

The heavy duty truck market continues to be sluggish as lighter trucks still maintain good numbers. Figures released by the Truck Industry Council (TIC) as part of its T-Mark truck market sales database, show truck sales trends continue on a steady course, with some exceptions. Read more

Truck plating initiative

A joint project by theNational Heavy Vehicle Regulator and the Truck Industry Council is designed to create a more secure heavy vehicle sales process. The TIC Code of Practice (for Heavy Vehicles) Manufacturers Plate is a new idea developed in collaboration with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). Read more

Back on track

The latest truck sales figures show the industry clawing its way back from a very slow start to 2015. The numbers for April, released by the Truck Industry Council show the figures recovering from the doldrums of January and February. Read more