The truck of the future
The T604 ‘Technology Truck’ is previewed - fitted with every conceivable safety feature to show how smart technology could address many critical safety issues – even driver fatigue. Features included: forward looking collision avoidance radar, infrared heads up display for night vision, LED lighting, advanced GPS and fleet management system, high impact windscreen and external TV cameras to help eliminate blind spots.
Largest Australian Kenworth ever
We launch the C540 – the largest Kenworth yet designed in Australia. Made especially for the off-highway mining sector, this truck handles heavy-duty workloads in harsh conditions.
In order to meet ADR 80-02 emission standards – the entire Kenworth model range was redesigned, ahead of the 2008 range launch.
Kenworth continues to improve emissions
Kenworth’s 2011 models are launched ahead of their introduction in 2011 – meeting the ADR 80-30 emission standards across the entire range.
A new property is purchased at Gatwick Road incorporating over 70,000 ft of office and warehouse space, becoming head office for DAF and PACCAR Financial along with other production related functions.