PACCAR Australia is pleased to announce RDO Australia Group has successfully completed the acquisition of the Inland Truck Centres business that provides sales and aftersales support to Kenworth and DAF customers in Dubbo, Griffith, Orange and Wagga Wagga.
Originally founded in 1968 as a machinery dealer in the town of Warren NSW by Peter Swane, the company quickly expanded to Dubbo in 1970 offering second hand trucks to customers, as well as farm equipment and rural products. Peter Swane Machinery was appointed as a Kenworth dealer in 1975 with trucks becoming the core focus of the business. After working in the business for several years, Cliff Swane (Peter’s son) was promoted to Managing Director in 1993 and has guided the company with a strong dedication to the PACCAR truck and parts brands, and Cummins aftersales support. In 2001 the company changed its trading name to Inland Truck Centres to better reflect the expansion of the business into the NSW Riverina region and the core business focus of truck sales and support.
PACCAR Australia would like to thank Cliff Swane and his family for their vision, dedication and exemplary support for Kenworth and DAF customers over the past 48 years, a truly significant milestone for any business operating in the transport sector.
Damian Smethurst, Managing Director of PACCAR Australia, praised Cliff and Veramae Swane for their leadership of Inland Truck Centres over the past 30 years.
“Cliff Swane is a legend of the Australian transport industry. He has dedicated his career to servicing the NSW Riverina region, his community, and our brands. The PACCAR Dealer network is stronger because of Cliff’s contribution and dedication.”
“RDO will continue to build upon this legacy. RDO is led by locals who understand our farming and construction sectors. RDO is a world class partner and has PACCAR’s full support. We warmly welcome the RDO team and look forward to their contribution.”
Phil Canning, President and CEO of RDO Equipment, says “I am excited to welcome Inland Truck Centres to the RDO family and to join PACCAR in their dedication to leading brands and the Australians who rely upon them. Our businesses share a commitment to innovation, industry advocacy, and providing the highest level of support to customers who are performing critical nation-building work. RDO recognises Inland Truck Centres as a robust, quality business defined by great people, world class products and visionary leadership, and we look forward to building upon this legacy over time. Inland Truck Centres customers will continue to see the familiar Inland Truck Centres team at all its locations, and will be further supported by the expertise and resources of RDO Equipment’s global network.”
About RDO Australia Group
RDO Australia Group, part of RDO International, is a family-owned business that owns and operates RDO Equipment and Vermeer Australia dealerships across a total of 29 Australian locations. Collectively, these span from Kununurra in Western Australia through the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, to Launceston, Tasmania.
RDO sells and supports John Deere Construction, Forestry, Agriculture and Turf products, as well as Vermeer Corporation’s range of Construction and Environmental products.
Continuing a 60-year Australian legacy of innovation and partnership with Australian industry, RDO proudly employs more than 1000 Australians across its 29 dealership locations throughout Australia. RDO provides specialist sales and aftersales support to customers across industries including agriculture, roads and civil infrastructure, earthmoving, environmental resource management, mining and forestry.