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Iveco celebrate 90,000 ACCO trucks

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Iveco celebrate 90,000 ACCO trucks

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IVECO Australia business director Bruce Healy, Solo Resource Recovery national fleet manager, David Hancock and Iveco brand ambassador Lloyd Reeman.

IVECO Australia business director Bruce Healy, Solo Resource Recovery national fleet manager, David Hancock and Iveco brand ambassador Lloyd Reeman.

An Australian trucking icon, the ACCO has reached the major milestone of 90,000 trucks delivered.

Developed after World War II for the Australian Army, the first civilian model rolled off International Harvester's Dandenong production line in 1961.

In a small ceremony held last month at the end of the production line, Iveco Australia business director Bruce Healy presented the 6x4 ACCO and a commemorative plaque to customer Solo Resource Recovery's national fleet manager David Hancock.

"The ACCO is an Australian transport industry icon and has proven to be a real survivor, as its longevity and high production numbers will attest," he said.

Mr Healy said Iveco was looking forward to building on the nameplate's proud heritage well into the future.

"The new Euro6 ACCO will continue to be manufactured in Australia and will enjoy many of the same benefits that held its predecessors in good stead for so many years," he said.

"To this proven equation we're also adding the latest in emissions technology, safety features and driver appointments, making the next generation of truck an ACCO like no other."

Mr Hancock, said he was grateful for the excellent service that the ACCO range and Iveco had provided over the years.

"The ACCO has been a staple of Solo Resource Recovery's fleet nationwide for a long time," he said.

"There is a reason why we keep using these trucks - for the tough, start and stop work that is part and parcel of refuse collection, it's difficult to go past the ACCO.

"The trucks are also straightforward to maintain, easy for bodybuilders to build on and the service we receive from IVECO in supporting the range is excellent."

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