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Followmont lands first Evolution models delivered in the world

The first two of four Mack Evolution Tridents purchased by Followmont Transport have arrived.

Executives from Volvo Group Australia met with key management from Followmont Transport this week in Brisbane where the new commercial vehicles were delivered in a handover ceremony.

New Vice President of Mack Trucks, Tom Chapman and UD Trucks Vice President Lauren Downs attended along with Followmont Managing Director Mark Tobin, Followmont General Manager Fleet & Compliance, William Fisher, VCV Brisbane Area Sales Manager Steve Helms and VGA Vice President Services & Retail Development Richard Singer.

All four Mack Evolution Tridents are expected to be operational by the end of July.

Featuring an all new sleeper cab, the Mack Evolution Tridents have integrated active driving aids along with all the standard Followmont Transport safety specifications.

Integrated safety details include an equipped Bendix Wingman Fusion camera up front which works in conjunction with Collision Mitigation system in detecting anything stationary on the road.

Adaptive cruise control, Vehicle Stability Control and Blind Spot Radar, an alarm that alerts the driver of the unsafe proximity of a vehicle when the indicators are on, are all included.

Like most modern passenger vehicles the radio and many control functions are all found on the steering wheel.

The new trucks will be running exclusively in Followmont’s Brisbane-based linehaul fleet, servicing regional Queensland.

“The Mack Evolution Trident further enhances on previous integrations of Volvo Group Technology into Mack Truck’s,” said William Fisher.

“It’s the best of both worlds in my opinion. We get the safety, driver comfort, reliability and reduced running costs of the European brand with the good look’s of the American Brand,” he said.

“Followmont’s first four Evolution Trident’s came after successful testing of the new Mack product and form’s part of another large order from the Volvo Group.”

Steve Helms, VCV Brisbane, Mark Tobin, MD Followmont Transport, Tom Chapman Mack Trucks VP.
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