Volvo Group restored truck brands at MOVE

The newly re-launched Museum Of Vehicle Evolution (MOVE) in the central Victorian city of Shepparton has seen the recent arrival of historic examples of all three Volvo Group Australia truck brands. 

The museum features a diverse line up, from bicycles and light passenger vehicles to historic heavy commercials, displayed in a purpose built, 10,000 square metre facility. 

“Shepparton is a mecca for transport,” said MOVE CEO, Peter Hill. “One in four commercial vehicles registered in Victoria is based in the Shepparton area and transport is the lifeblood of this region.” 

CMV Truck & Bus, Volvo Group Australia’s largest private dealer partner is a major sponsor of MOVE. 

“We are incredibly proud to be supporting MOVE and to be a partner in this impressive new museum,” said Miles Crawford, general manager, CMV Truck & Bus, which also commenced trading in Shepparton in 2021. 

“We’re also thrilled to call Shepparton home and to support the transport industry in the Goulburn Valley region, building on the outstanding legacy of Don and Sharon Dimstas, the former owners of D&S Truck Repairs Shepparton.” 

As a result of CMV’s sponsorship with MOVE, three Volvo Group vehicles have been added to the display. 

A 1999 Volvo NH12 460 prime mover, a 1964 Mack B-61 prime mover and a 1973 UD CK40 prime mover make up the CMV/MOVE exhibit. 

The NH12 was originally purchased from CMV Truck & Bus by CRT Group. This prime mover was used to transport Basell polypropylene in CRT’s purpose-built aluminium containers from Altona to Geelong. 

As an iconic model for Mack, the B-61 is widely admired, and this vehicle originally arrivied in the country on 21st December, 1964. Exactly 26 years later to the day, CMV Group took delivery of the truck, to add it to the CMV Historic Vehicle Collection. 

UD Trucks Australia has also lent a fully restored 1973 UD CK40 for display at the CMV exhibit. Little is known about this particular truck, but it was restored by a dedicated team of UD employees some years ago and was originally on display at UD’s former corporate headquarters in Chullora, NSW. 

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