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Truckies impressed with Brisbane Truck Show 2011

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Brisbane Truck Show 2011 at the Brisbane Convention Centre

The Brisbane Truck Show 2011 has been an outstanding success with Thousands of visitors rushing the opening doors at the Brisbane Convention Centre on Thursday and Friday to gain entrance.


Brisbane Truck Show organisers must be pleased with the large crowds, as there is everything on show including prime movers, semi- trailers and a plethora of aftermarket products that has truck enthusiasts drooling from the mouth, confirming the fact that the Brisbane Truck Show is the largest and best Truck Show in the Southern Hemisphere.

The face of the Brisbane Truck Show, the great Broncos, Queensland State Of Origin and Australian international rugby league player, Shane Webcke, was on hand fulfilling his role as the Brisbane Truck Show Ambassador and the role obviously pleased him as you could not miss his huge frame and welcoming smile.

If you are a “truckie”, a truck enthusiast or just want to catch up with the up to date changes within the trucking industry, the Brisbane Truck Show 2011 is a must for you. The Truck Show finishes Sunday 8th. May

(I still can’t figure out how they get those huge prime movers and trailers into position for display purposes and there is 3 levels of exhibitors, so give yourself plenty of time.)

GOODYEAR LATEST TYRE INNOVATIONS UNVEILED AT 2011 BRISBANE TRUCK SHOW

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The 2011 Brisbane Truck Show from 5-8 May will host the launch of Goodyear’s latest commercial tyre innovations for the Australian market, the UrbanMax MCA and Omnitrac MSS II and MSD II.

Taking place at the Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre, the CVIAQ event will showcase a huge range of trucks, trailers, transport equipment and technology, including the exclusive unveiling of the UrbanMax and Omnitrac tyres at the Beaurepaires stand throughout the weekend.


David Hamilton, Goodyear Commercial Product Manager, explains that the innovative new products are significant introductions for the industry. “The Goodyear UrbanMax MCA, an all position tyre, is specifically designed for use by municipal vehicles operating in tough urban environments and offers high mileage, enhanced damage resistance and superb braking, particular on wet roads,” Mr. Hamilton said.

“While the Goodyear Omnitrac MSS 2 for steer axles and Omnitrac MSD 2 for drive axles offers mixed service vehicles the latest in Goodyear’s Max Technology platform packed with benefits including enhanced mileage and traction.” “We believe that these tyres set a new benchmark in the municipal and mixed service markets.”

Goodyear UrbanMax MCA

New UrbanMax Municipal Tyre Gives More Mileage

The UrbanMax MCA is a member of Goodyear’s innovative family of Max Technologies, which use latest technology materials, dedicated tread patterns and durable carcass construction for the new range of city buses, garbage trucks and other municipal vehicles. “The Goodyear UrbanMax MCA is a significant new product for our customers and the industry. The biggest improvement is in the mileage these tyres offer,” Mr. Hamilton said. “Tyres in municipal operation suffer from rapid wear rates caused by frequent stopping and starting, tight turning circles and casing damage from grinding against curbs.

“To address these common tyre issues, in addition to significantly higher mileage, the UrbanMax MCA features reinforced sidewalls, which provide increased protection against curb damage, and sidewall wear indicators to identify worn sidewalls. Low noise emission is a further advantage for passengers and the environment.”

The tread of the UrbanMax has a wide five-rib pattern for high mileage, low noise and good handling. Edge blading gives excellent wet performance as well as even wear. The hi-amplitude centreline gives the MCA its all position capability as it provides traction. Finally the shoulders are non-intrusive for damage resistance.

Omnitrac MSD II

Goodyear Omnitrac ‘Next Generation’ Mixed Service Tyres
Goodyear’s latest truck tyres for mixed service applications, the Omnitrac MSS II and Omnitrac MSD II, are the newest Max Technology products from the tyre manufacturer, and offer a wide range of benefits for operators of tippers, concrete mixers, mining vehicles and other vehicles in the construction world. “Enhanced mileage and traction with greater damage protection are the main benefits of the Goodyear’s Omnitrac MSS II tyre for steer axles and Omnitrac MSD II for drive axles,” Mr. Hamilton said.

The UrbanMax MCA and Omnitrac MSS II and MSD II will be unveiled at the 2011 Brisbane Truck Show from 5-8 May

Brisbane Truck Show 2011 Footy Deal

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Special 2 for 1 Footy Game Offer

The 2011 Brisbane Truck Show is running a “Special” footy ticket deal at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show. It’s your chance to get “2 footy tickets” for the price of one at the Broncos -v- Melbourne Storm game, check out the advert for details and don’t forget to take along your 12 page A5 Official Show Guide to claim your ticket.


The “footy” game offer is open to Brisbane Truck Show Visitors and Exhibitors.

Volvo FH16 700 top billing at the Brisbane Truck Show

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Pic: Volvo FH16 700 at the Brisbane Truck Show

General Manager of Volvo Trucks says the Volvo Truck stand will be a showcase of Volvo innovation in technology and safety.


Visitors to the Volvo Trucks stand at the Brisbane Truck Show 2011, will have the opportunity to see the jewel in the crown of the Volvo range, the FH16 700 powered by a massive 700hp engine, that develops 3150 Nm of torque. Gary says it also rules the roost when it comes to fuel economy, reliability and productivity. The FH16 700 is packed with advanced safety features and Gary says that safety has become a priority for smart transport operators.

“This is why Volvo puts such a big emphasis on safety, because it’s fundamental to every moment behind the wheel. We know that our trucks might have to thread a city’s streets one day and do a 1000-kilometre line haul the next. There are different safety considerations for every operating environment, and Volvo trucks are designed to handle all of them.”

Also on display at the show will be a unique roll-over simulator that gives visitors the opportunity to experience the effect of a roll-over first hand. The simulator cabin is a static device that hydraulically rolls 45º to the left and right. It has all the accessories of a real truck and visitors can feel the effects of tilting the cab through 90 degrees. Gary says this simulator demonstrates how critical the seatbelt is for saving lives.

“In some 50% of accidents in which the truck driver sustains injury, a roll-over sequence is involved. And, in at least 60% of accidents the use of a seatbelt would have reduced the injury sustained by the truck driver,” he says. “The seatbelt is the single most effective system for reducing the risk of injuries and fatalities – so I encourage all adults to experience the value of a seatbelt first hand at the Volvo Trucks stand.”

See Volvo Trucks at stand 52 in hall three.

Brisbane Truck Show 2011 is Sold Out!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The popular Brisbane Truck Show is a sell out

CVIAQ Chief Executive Brett Wright has confirmed that every site available over all three levels of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) have been booked and every truck brand available in Australia will be at the show to be held on May 5 to 8.


In what is already shaping up as a record breaking show the CVIAQ has confirmed that the 2011 Brisbane Truck Show is sold out and also becomes the largest event ever held at the world class BCEC in its 16 year history. With over 250 exhibitors situated over all three levels the show will provide a feast of trucks, trailers, transport equipment and technology for even the most discerning buyer.

Wright added “The CVIAQ is proud to host the show from our new home at the BCEC at SouthBank. Together with our Show Ambassador Shane Webcke, we look forward to welcoming all of our regular show visitors and the many new guests from all over Australia. With all of the famous Brisbane Truck Show hospitality and atmosphere to also look forward to, it’s the place to be from May 5 to 8!”