DGL receives Australia's first PD 24 280
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 | Print
In October, 2015, DGL added a Samurai to its fleet to celebrate two big milestones – the 100th UD in DGL’s fleet, and the very 1st PD 24 280 to hit the road in Australia. DGL’s Managing Director, John West, specifically requested the samurai graphics as a tribute to the Japanese heritage of UD Trucks.
The fact that DGL’s 100th UD is the very first PD 24 280 ever delivered makes it even more special. The 6x2 PD 24 280 was launched at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show, which has been locally developed for the Australian market based on the 4x2 PK. Wayne, the DGL driver in charge of the samurai says, “it’s an excellent truck with great comfort and handling”, and was surprised at the power and driveability. Wayne also proudly points out how much attention the samurai receives while he’s out on the road, “the kids love it, but so do the big kids!”.
Jon McLean, Vice President of Sales of UD Trucks said, “I’m very proud to be able to deliver these firsts to DGL, especially the unique element of the samurai for John West to thank him for his ongoing business and support of the UD Trucks brand. We hope the relationship will continue for many years, with UD continuing to deliver durable, smart and modern trucks that enable DGL to go the extra mile”.
Formerly known as Dangerous Goods Logistics, DGL’s specialty is written in its name. John West entered the dangerous goods game in 1994, and DGL has witnessed rapid growth ever since. These days, dangerous goods make up a smaller percentage of cartage, but that hasn’t changed the level of care DGL take with their loads. A loyal customer of Volvo Group Australia, DGL recently took delivery of their 150th Mack, and John even has Volvo Penta engines in his personal boat.