Major name comes on board
VOLVO Commercial Vehicles Brisbane has signed on to support the Gatton-based Lights On The Hill memorial in conjunction with Nolan's Transport.
VCV Brisbane's Iain Alison said the LOTH group was a "worthy cause", and the $25,000 donation was the company's way of supporting the group for its work.
"Nolan's Transport are a good customer. They also support the community. We were happy to come on board with our support," Mr Allison said.
VCV Brisbane's donation also allowed a set of Nolan's refrigerated trailers to be painted with a mural advertising the Lights On The Hill memorial, which will then be used on routes around Australia, providing an effective promotion of the initiative.
New LOTH president Kerry Wilkins said the money would help secure the future of the memorial for the next five years.
The unveiling of the trailers late last month in Gatton, Queensland, coincided with Nolan's Transport taking delivery of a new FH prime mover from VCV Brisbane.
The FH 540 is the first of the newly upgraded models to roll off the production line in Wacol since the launch at the 2013 Brisbane Truck Show.
"It is the new Globetrotter cab, the first in Australia, running the latest Euro 5-compliant version of the 540 horsepower 13-litre engine, in combination with the 12-speed I-Shift automated manual transmission," Mr Allison said.
As well as meeting the latest environmental requirements, Mr Allison said the new Nolan's FH was fitted with Volvo's full "safety pack" of driver aids, including adaptive cruise control, where a front- mounted radar detects the vehicle ahead of it and controls the truck's speed to maintain a pre-set gap between vehicles.
The "safety pack" also includes a lane-keeping alert to warn if the truck is drifting between lanes, a "driver alert" to measure drowsiness, as well as traction and stability control, ABS brakes and also electronic braking control, for faster brake actuation.