Cummins has announced that due to the continuing impact and uncertainty that COVID-19 has on all aspects of business and lives globally, that it will not be exhibiting at the Brisbane Truck Show scheduled from May 13-16.
The engine and powertrain giant is the third main floor exhibitor to head for the exits, following earlier U-turns by Volvo and Scania.
“This decision was not made lightly and the entire team at Cummins appreciates and acknowledges the importance of engaging with customers and business partners at what is the industry’s largest bi-annual event,” said Mike Fowler, Cummins on-highway director and general manager.
“The recent COVID-19 outbreaks and immediate reactions of state governments to close borders during the holiday period was a stark reminder of just how dynamic the situation is.
Fowler added that Cummins remains 100% committed to the Australian trucking industry and as such will look for ways to engage with customers and participate in the event virtually.
“Right now, we believe the best way to show our commitment to customers and the trucking industry more broadly is to keep our energy and resources focused on delivering industry leading service and support.”