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News and events for Inland Truck Centres Dubbo, Orange, Wagga Wagga, and Griffith.

Joel Bray - Riverina Truck Show 2016

Sommer Denning - Friday, November 04, 2016

MANNING the Inland Truck Centre (ITC) stand at the recent Riverina Convoy for Kids and Truck Show was Wagga Wagga branch parts manager Joel Bray.

As the regional Kenworth and DAF dealer, ITC had a new Kenworth SAR on display and a range of Kenworth and DAF accessories and merchandise at the show.

The Wagga Wagga branch has been a supporter of the Riverina convoy since its inception, and Joel reckoned it is a good showcase for the industry to the community.

"We got the SAR scrubbed up for today and both the amount of trucks on display and the community support shows how big this event is,” he commented.

Along with the Wagga Wagga facility, ITC also has branches at Dubbo, Griffith and Orange, and Joel has been with ITC in his current role for the last six years servicing a large geographical area from Griffith to Tumut to Cowra.

Despite the wet winter which has slowed the activity in the livestock and bulk sectors, Joel reckoned the workshop and parts supply operation had been constant, and with the harvest season about to commence, was confident of a busy time ahead.



Tom Sargent

Bianca De Marco - Monday, October 17, 2016

Year 9 student Tom Sargent from Young, NSW got to experience a V8 Supercar close up on Saturday at the Bathurst 1000.
Tom was recently invited to the United Kingdom to represent Australia in Go Karting where he finished in the top 10 carts in his events. Tom’s dream is to become a full time race car driver so he took advantage of his tour by impressing team owner Charlie Schwerkolt and team manager Geoff Grech. Tom’s father Craig of Tegra Australia was a guest customer of Inland Truck Centres, Wagga at the event. Well done Tom!

Source: Kenworth Australia

Congratulations Peter Preston

Sommer Denning - Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Inland Truck Centres would like to congratulate Peter Preston!  

Peter has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the transport industry by being inducted into the National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs in front of 560 delegates. He accepted this award on Saturday 28th of August during the 21st annual Hall of Fame reunion.  

Peter Preston has been in the transport industry for over 50 years, building a strong business and diversifying when necessary.  After many years at the top of their game in the line haul field, Peter and Sue Preston have chosen to grow and expand their bulk transport division and have now created PSP bulk haulage.

Both Peter and Sue are well respected as supporters or their local community, investing in business as well as employing and mentoring many locals within the Leeton district. With strong ties to the area Peter has supported local sports teams, Charity fund raisers as well has lending a hand wherever he can.


 From all of the Team at Inland Truck Centres we congratulate you Peter Preston and look forward to a long association with PSP Bulk Haulage.


Sammys right, Enough is enough

Bianca De Marco - Monday, September 05, 2016

Sammy’s right. Enough is enough!
This industry loses too many truckies to prostate cancer - the number one diagnosed cancer in Australian men.
That’s why PACCAR Parts has launched Parts for Parts.
We want to get blokes talking to their GP and we want to help raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Without their work world leading research into prostate cancer wouldn’t happen.
Without their support, affected men and their families would not have the support groups they do.
Yet the PCFA receive little government funding.
That’s why we’re doing our part and donating a portion of funds from selected parts sold – now it’s your turn.

VISIT to learn more or donate.

FOLLOW the Parts for Parts Campaign on our Facebook page here. @paccarpartsaustralia

SUBSCRIBE to PACCAR Parts here and stay tuned for more from Sam.

VISIT PCFA for more information and support

PACCAR Parts to raise cancer awareness

Bianca De Marco - Friday, September 02, 2016
PACCAR Parts will donate as much as $50,000 towards the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA), as part of a month-long initiative by the truck parts specialist to raise awarness for prostate cancer.

To support the PCFA, PACCAR Parts – led by ambassador, former AFL player and funnyman Sam Kekovich – will be ‘driving’ a fundraising campaign ‘Parts for Parts’, which encourages Aussie men to have regular checks and donate to the cause.

As part of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a portion of the profits from selected PACCAR Parts products will go directly to the PCFA along with any donations made in store.

PACCAR Parts’ Sales & Marketing Services Manager Marian Dekker, said it was a great opportunity to help raise awareness, given more than 3,000 men succumb to prostate cancer each year, making it one of the deadliest cancers in Australia.

“Our truckies are responsible for keeping this country moving, however all that time on the road can be detrimental to their health,” she said. “We want to encourage Aussie truckies to look out for their wellbeing and take steps towards reducing their prostate cancer risk factors – that means living a healthier lifestyle, moving more and improving their diet.”

PCFA Victoria and Tasmania State Manager, John Strachan, was thrilled to have PACCAR Parts come on board as a partner.

“Despite some grants from the government, the majority of our funding comes through donations, and we are so grateful for PACCAR Parts’ support,” he said. “The money raised will go towards community education activities, world-leading cancer research and sufferer support services.

“This means we will be able to better target men in isolated areas and occupations – such as truckies – to help them lead a healthier lifestyle and know when to see a general practitioner.

"The Parts for Parts campaign is a fantastic way to raise awareness and help pave the road towards better health."

PACCAR Parts will also be hosting a fundraising barbecue at its Bayswater headquarters on Thursday, 29 September.


We're Doing Our Part

Bianca De Marco - Thursday, September 01, 2016

Wagga Gains New Transport Hub

Bianca De Marco - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wagga Wagga Gains New $35m Transport Hub

The Federal Government has recently signed off on a major upgrade at the site of the Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics Hub in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.

NSW Minister for Regional Development, Fiona Nash, said the hub will support a range of industries, including Riverina's cattle and grain farmers, enabling them to transport goods more easily and efficiently.

“In addition to the productivity gains, this project will help boost jobs in the region by creating 50 jobs during the construction of this project, as well as ongoing jobs on completion of the freight and logistics hub,” Minister Nash said.

According to Federal Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, residents of the region would benefit from improved driving conditions as a result of moving the transport of goods and stock onto the rail network, and off the region's roads.

“Road safety and traffic congestion will improve, while deterioration of roads will slow,” he said. “It is estimated around 4,000 vehicles a day travel this section of road, with 20 per cent being heavy vehicles. This project will not only improve the region's global competitiveness it will help save lives.”

City of Wagga Wagga Acting General Manager, Janice Summerhayes, said the local Council will invest $12.3 million towards the remainder of the freight and logistics hub.

“The total Bomen Enabling Roads project is worth in the vicinity of $35 million and we expect it will become a transformative piece of infrastructure that will have a significant and long-lasting benefit for current and future businesses and the community,” she said.

The Bomen Enabling Road element of the Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics Hub is a jointly funded project with the Australian Government contributing $14.5 million, the New South Wales Government contributing $8.3 million and the City of Wagga Wagga contributing $12.3 million.

Works are expected to be completed by mid-2017.


Ex-PACCAR Australia chief

Bianca De Marco - Friday, August 19, 2016

Ex-PACCAR Australia chief commends Australian trucking

Former Managing Director of PACCAR Australia, Mike Dozier, has commended the Australian road transport industry on its commitment to high productivity vehicle design.

Dozier, who is now serving as PACCAR Vice President and General Manager of Kenworth in the US, told a US industry magazine that his three-year stint down under was an “amazing experience” and that it was “interesting to see Australian trucking up close”.

He explained, “It was the first time in my career I had to work to develop a new network and boost the dealer services and offerings there,” he told Heavy Duty Trucking. “But overall, the markets are very similar. The concerns are the same: Get maximum utilization of our products; make the drivers more comfortable.”

He added, “The biggest difference is how far the Australians have come with B doubles, triples and other heavy-duty vehicle and trailer combinations.

“You have to consider that Australia is the same size as the continental US, but only has a population of 24 million people. So they have to do more with less in terms of equipment. And their businesses are structured to work within those constraints.”

Dozier also mentioned that it is important for Paccar to have a “global reach and outlook”, especially in view of engine technology.

“Our MX engines now have a largely common design across the board. That allows us to develop commonality in our products and leverage our experience worldwide, which is good for economies of scale and reducing product complexities.”



Moving with the times - Hayllar Transport

Sommer Denning - Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hayllar Transport came to Narrandera 53 years ago when Len and Ruby Hayllar saw an opportunity to establish a general carrying business in the center of the Riverina to service Sydney and Melbourne with locally grown produce, timber and flour.

The business has grown over the years along with the growth in output of the Riverina and Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area but the mainstay in their freight is still Flour and Cypress Timber both produced in their hometown of Narrandera. Bernie and Joanne Hayllar have been at the helm for the past 13 years and continue to provide a national connection for our country-based customers with depots in the Capital Cities. 

Over the years Hayllar transport has purchased new and used trucks from Inland Truck Centres. The first truck was the beginning of a long business relationship between Inland Truck Centres and Bernie Hayllar. For almost 30 years, Inland Truck Centres have supported Bernie and Joanne who in turn have supported us. Their continued support of our workshop, spare parts department, sales department and promotional events makes them a very valued customer of our company.


From the old days in a K100G in the Northern territory to a T401 pulling triple trailers, Hayllar Transport have had a number of trucks with various configurations.


Bernie’s latest truck is a 2016 K200 – another Stretch cab to add to their family of trucks. Chris McDevitt assisted Bernie to spec the 2.8m big cab K200 for his specific application - carting structural steel, with a Cummins 550HP ISX E5 engine, Meritor driveline and an Eaton transmission this truck has the power and capability to haul anything that Bernie can throw at it! The White cabover was custom painted by Auto FX Wagga, with the logo, paint colours and scroll design of Hayllar Transport. With a massive bunk on this K200 and a Viesa bunk air con fitted by Truck Art, the driver will have a comfortable trip and a great nights sleep. This truck has a strong road presence - you won’t miss it coming at night! The lights were configured by Terry Morton Truck Electrics to make the truck visible to others and to give the driver the safest night driving experience.











Inland Truck Centres looks forward to working with Bernie and Joanne Hayllar on future projects in conjunction with providing them with the support of our workshop and parts departments.

Cowra Customer Information Night

Sommer Denning - Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Inland Truck Centres held another successful customer information night on Friday the 22nd of July at the Cowra bowling club.

The information night was attended by Rodney Campbell of Cummins, Gary Hartley from Paccar as well as Inland Truck Centres staff from Wagga, Dubbo and Orange.

Over 50 customers attended and were presented with information from Cummins on the E5 extended oil drains and product improvements from the Kenworth factory, a great opportunity for customers to network and discuss changes within the trucking industry.

This night was also a chance for Inland Truck Centres to update our customers on the progress of our new dealership in Orange. Feedback from those that attended was excellent and customers were excited about the parts and service support it will provide to the region. The branch at Orange, 12 Leeward Drive, has opened for Spare parts sales, Josh Hunt and Brock Haron are ready to help you with all of your parts needs. The workshop at Orange will be opening soon – visit our Facebook page and website for future updates.