Minister impressed by industry advancements

In Melbourne for the Transport Infrastructure Council (TIC) meeting of Commonwealth, state and territory transport ministers, Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz joined HVIA’s Todd Hacking to tour Iveco’s manufacturing plant and test drive the mirrorless Actros during a tour of the Daimler Trucks HQ.

Mr Buchholz notes technological advancements, particularly in safety, “have been staggering since my involvement in the industry just a few years ago”.

“It was a great opportunity to get back behind the wheel and test drive one of the most modern trucks available in Australia,” he said.

“Mercedes Benz ‘Mirrocam’ is a major safety advancement and can be a game changer in helping drivers with blind spots around heavy vehicles.

Mr Buchholz said the tour of the Iveco plant also provided some important insights into the industry.

“Iveco has a long and proud history in Australia based at Dandenong and it was good to see the company taking important investment steps to continue its presence,” he said.

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Pictured above: the Hon Scott Buchholz MP with Daimler’s Andrew Assimo

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