30 March 2017


It’s no secret that Isuzu’s Ready to Work range has provided a logical alternative to the traditional ute as the vehicle of choice for Australian tradespeople, who are looking for more out of their work vehicle.

Now hardworking Australian tradies have the chance to win an $80,000 haul by entering our competition to win a custom Isuzu truck loaded with $10,000 worth of Milwaukee power tools!

Read on for further details of Isuzu’s ever expanding Ready to Work range and all the latest from Australia hardest working truck brand…

The pace rarely lets up at Isuzu Australia, and the start of 2017 has been no different.

We’ve kicked-started the year with a bang, and you may have noticed some of the outdoor, print and digital advertising featuring our fantastic NLR Servicepack giveaway.

We’ve partnered with US-based tool brand Milwaukee to deliver a truck and tool giveaway valued at a staggering $80,000!

Needless to say, if you haven’t entered with your own chance to drive away with literally a truck load of top-shelf power tools, you should get your skates on. Click on the link below to enter:

In this edition of Truckpower we’re heading to the races to find out all about leading Australian horse training outfit Chris Waller Racing (CWR). We went behind the scenes at Sydney’s Rose Hill racecourse to check out CWR’s slick looking F Series horse float truck in action.

The focus has sharpened on road safety of late, so we spent some time with Jerome Carslake, Manager of the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP). Considering road transport is amongst Australia’s most deadly professions, Jerome has some intriguing insights into some of the more dire statistics that haunt our industry.

There’s plenty to get through, so boil the kettle, get settled and get reading this latest edition of Australia’s longest-running and most widely read truck customer journal!


From truck and tool giveaways to awards and industry events, here’s the March news round-up from across the Isuzu Trucks network.

Tool up with Isuzu and Milwaukee

Up until April 30, anyone over the age of 18 can go into the draw to win an Isuzu NLR 45-150 Short Wheel Base Premium Servicepack and $10,000 worth of Milwaukee Tools.

All entrants have to do is head to and fill out the form for the chance to win this incredible prize.

The Servicepack, custom-painted in Milwaukee red, comes complete with seven centrally-lockable storage compartments, a fully powder-coated steel service body, chequer plate floor, 2,500 kg rated towbar and a reversing camera fitted as standard.

And what’s more the truck will include Dealer delivery charges, on road costs and one year’s registration; taking the recommended retail prize value up to over $80,000!

With a cache of quality Milwaukee tools stowed in the seven huge tool compartments, the Servicepack can virtually be driven straight from the prize room floor to the worksite.

IAL Trucks’ National Sales Manager Les Spaltman is excited to present this competition to the Australian public in appreciation of their continued faith in the brand and their role in maintaining Isuzu’s position as Australia’s No.1 selling truck manufacturer.

“We wanted to offer people an exciting contest with a massive reward, for making Isuzu Australia’s first choice for all their work truck needs,” Mr Spaltman said.

Awards season

Forget the Oscars, the early stanza of any calendar year is Isuzu Trucks’ awards season, where some of the best performing dealerships and individuals get their due in the form of industry-wide recognition from Australia’s top-selling truck brand.

28 years of market domination in Australia has been hard-won for Isuzu Trucks and their high achieving national dealer network, so selecting a single dealership to wear the National Dealer of the Year crown for 2016 was never going to be an easy feat.

This year’s IAL National Dealer of the Year award was presented to Ballarat Isuzu and Dealer Principal Ian Deacon.

Mr Deacon said there was no secret to Ballarat Isuzu’s success, “just a lot of hard work,” he said.

“There’s nothing big or overly exciting that is involved in that, it’s just making sure every little touchpoint the customer has is covered well.”

In other award news, Paul Cooper of Winter & Taylor Isuzu, Geelong, has been crowned the Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) 2016 National Team Elite Sales Champion.

The award recognises sales managers and consultants who consistently provide their customers with outstanding service while making a high volume of sales.

IAL Director, Sales and Marketing Andrew Harbison, who presented the award earlier this month, said Paul’s extensive product knowledge and excellent approach to customer service have made him an indispensable member of the Winter & Taylor Isuzu team.

Also of note, Customer Care Specialists Garry Francke and Craig Marquis, of Western Australia’s Major Motors and South Australia’s North East Isuzu respectively, have jointly won the prestigious 2016 Isuzu Care Award.

The award recognises the Customer Care Specialists (CCS) at Isuzu Truck dealerships Australia-wide who deliver benchmark service and demonstrate the unwavering reliability that has become synonymous with the Isuzu name.

Back to Brissie

Isuzu is returning to Queensland to participate in the 50th anniversary Brisbane Truck Show, which runs from May 25 to 28.

IAL will be at the heart of the action at this premier event, showcasing no less than 11 trucks at an all-new, purpose built stand located half way down the Main Hall.

These trucks will traverse the range from the hugely popular, no nonsense N Series Ready to Work models, right up the weight scale to a Giga CXY Tipper.

IAL Advertising Manager, Jeff Birdseye, was excited about the breadth of product range Isuzu will have on display at the Brisbane Truck Show.

“We’re looking forward to putting our market-leading range of vehicles on display at the country’s preeminent truck event again in 2017,” he said.


In our February edition of the Truckpower email newsletter we made an error within the ‘Dealer opens’ news brief in the Isuzu news wrap section. We stated that Perth’s Major Motors has been servicing Western Australia for 34 years – it is in fact 45 years of dedication and service to the community.