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.
Inland Truck Centres was originally founded in 1968 by Peter Swane as a machinery dealer in Warren, NSW, the company 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.
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 its core focus of truck sales and support.
PACCAR Australia thanked Cliff and his family for their vision, dedication and support for Kenworth and DAF customers over the past 48 years.
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,” he said.
“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.”
RDO Australia Group, part of RDO International, is a family-owned business that owns and operates RDO Equipment and Vermeer Australia dealerships across 29 Australian locations spanning from Kununurra in Western Australia through to the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
Phil Canning, president and CEO of RDO Equipment, added, “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.”