UD Trucks Corporation has committed 100 million yen (approximately A$1.24 million) in goods such as trucks to support earthquake recovery and relief efforts in Japan.
The Volvo Group has approximately 9500 employees in Japan and its main presence and production is centered at the UD Trucks facilities in Ageo, Saitama prefecture. These buildings suffered minor damage as a result of the recent earthquakes.
The Volvo Group is arranging donations from its employees to support those affected in Japan.
Long haul specialist Fuel Distributors of Western Australia in partnership with PACCAR Australia agreed to a comprehensive two-year trial of a DAF XF105 to determine if it could meet the challenge of servicing its depots across the biggest state in Australia. As the company carries combustible dangerous goods long distances it needs a steady platform and the DAF proved itself to be a resilient workhorse.