Tipper Truck Insurance Pack

June 21st, 2013

ORIX TIPPERCombine your tipper truck insurance with your bobcat, back end loader or any earth moving equipment all under one policy.

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The tipper truck insurance pack is a great policy for the owner driver in the landscaping, earthmoving contract work and makes sense – 1 insurance premium giving both insurance covers at the same time.


Truck Finance

April 27th, 2013

Truck Finance from Truck Insurance Australia

Truck finance from Truck Insurance Australia. Click this link to our truck finance calculator…Truck Finance Calculator

Searching for truck finance can be more time consuming than you think. Remember you have a truck transport business to run and time can be very consuming.

Commercial Truck loans are normally a chattel mortgage and when submitting your BAS statement you may be able to claim the GST component  from your purchase price.

You may even consider, a truck lease, commercial lease, operating lease, finance lease or hire purchase.

Ron Crouch Transport joins TruckSafe

March 28th, 2013

Based in Wagga Wagga, Ron Crouch Transport also operates depots in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra to provide services right across Australia’s south-east corner

NSW based Ron Crouch Transport is the latest business to join the TruckSafe industry accreditation program.

Ron Crouch Transport was founded in 1978 by Ronald and Beverley Crouch, and remains 100 per cent family owned. It has more than 750 customers with the company fleet of 30 trucks and 47 trailers. Managing Director Geoff Crouch said his goal was to always live up to the company motto of ‘transport you can trust.’

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“As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing more important than knowing that our fleet is a safe, professional and reliable fleet,” Mr Crouch said.

“Our clients and staff alike deserve to know they can depend on our equipment and procedures. With training, maintenance, management and workplace health and safety standards, TruckSafe helps us ensure that our fleet is first-rate.”

TruckSafe Chairman Stephen Marley congratulated Ron Crouch Transport on becoming TruckSafe accredited.

“TruckSafe operators take the extra step of making their business as safe as possible,” Mr Marley said.

“Our members are dedicated to providing the safest possible service for their staff, their clients and the community at large.

“I’m delighted to welcome Ron Crouch Transport to the TruckSafe program. It will now join the list of TruckSafe members at www.trucksafe.com.au. If you want to deal with safe trucking businesses, use the TruckSafe businesses listed on our website.”

You can find out more about the TruckSafe industry accreditation program at www.trucksafe.com.au.

Scania will turn heads at Brisbane Truck Show

January 7th, 2013

The Black Amber paintwork — in dark brown metallic — features chrome detailing and badges

From Australian Transport News

The factory collaborated with well-known Scania enhancer, Svempa, to produce the Black Amber edition, which follows the success of the recent Scania Dark Diamond special edition.

The Scania trucks, the V8-powered R620 and R730, will both come with the spacious Scania Highline cab and both supplied in 6×4 configuration.

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Amber is a hard, translucent yellowish-brown fossil resin dating back to the Tertiary geologic period on earth some 65 million to 1.8 million years ago.

Black Amber is a rare dark variety that serves as inspiration for this limited edition Scania V8 and you’ll see it on display as the main attraction at the Brisbane Show.


Trimble enhances its GeoManager Driver Safety solution

December 3rd, 2012

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive

Trimble has announced new enhancements to the Trimble GeoManager Driver Safety solution, allowing field service organisations to manage and communicate driver behaviours and vehicle safety more effectively.  

Trimble GeoManager Driver Safety is a field service solution that enables organisations to manage driving behaviours by identifying and rewarding good drivers as well as recognising and coaching drivers who put the company at risk.

The updates increase visibility for multiple stakeholders within a business into any risky driving behaviour via new report formats, an improved executive dashboard and driver scorecards, as well as real-time delivery of idling and speeding alerts.

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Driver Safety provides reports on hard braking, rapid acceleration, hard turns and excessive speeding. These reports can be configured for daily, weekly and monthly use, and alerts can be programmed for real-time feedback.

“Monitoring driving safety allows organisations to help mitigate risk by measuring safe driving habits, which can result in fewer crashes and lower insurance rates,” said Mark Forrest, General Manager of Trimble Field Service Management.  

“With GeoManager Driver Safety, we’re better able to configure the safety needs of a field service fleet. The latest enhancements, which include the Driver Safety’s executive dashboard, driver scorecards and exception alerts, can allow companies to improve driving patterns and optimise safety while helping to reduce liability.”

Driver Safety is part of the Trimble GeoManager portfolio of solutions, which includes Fleet Management and Work Management.

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Truck Loads today

November 28th, 2012

It’s a load off your mind when you have a full truck load

There’s no need to drive half empty, it’s a costly exercise for an Australian truckie. Truckies Online may have solved the 1/2 load problems you may have from time to time.

All Freight Connect is a direct online service showing you available loads and freight for you to choose from and as the website is interactive you can select your load online, from the cabin of your truck.

The loads vary from b-doubles to small vans and you can become a “member” and join in the best development of online freight management in Australia.

Simply click this link…. Get me a truck load today….don’t forget to join first and be first to organise your next load. All Freight Connect membership is open for truck owner drivers and freight companies wanting to organise their freight loads.


Premium Funding for Truck Insurance

November 28th, 2012

Pay your truck insurance premium by monthly instalments

Truck insurance Premium Funding allows a better cash flow for your trucking business, freeing up your working capital for other income-generating opportunities.

Truck Insurance Australia now offers this great service product to all of their clients and is a great benefit to Australian truckies. The Allianz Group backs this product and Australian truckies can get a quick quote online.

Get a premium funding quote along with your truck insurance quote.

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Ateco to drive Foton in Australia

November 1st, 2012

Ateco’s Governing Director, Neville Crichton very pleased to be re-entering the commercial vehicle market

Ateco Automotive is to take over importation and distribution of Foton light and medium trucks in Australian and New Zealand from November 1, 2012. A revamped model line-up will be available in early 2013 with pricing, specification and further details to be announced closer to that time.

Ateco’s Governing Director, Neville Crichton, said he was very pleased to be re-entering the commercial vehicle market. “We have enjoyed great success in this country over the past few years with Chinese made utilities and SUVs, and I think the time is now right for us to press ahead and enter other market segments with well-equipped and very competitively priced Chinese products.”

Foton was founded in 1996 and has since produced in excess of five million vehicles, demonstrating exceptionally rapid growth. Foton has been the number one-ranked commercial vehicle manufacturer in China for almost a decade and now ranks as the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in the world.

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Having established strategic joint venture partnerships with two of the automotive world’s most respected names, Foton is poised to accelerate its growth and continue to improve product quality and production capacity.

Foton’s joint venture operation with Cummins, The Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Company (BFCEC), is a world-leading facility representing 2.7 billion yuan (in excess of $A400 million) of investment and with annual engine production capacity of 400,000 units. Renowned for their efficiency, environmental credentials and unparalleled resilience, Cummins engines (standard in all Foton trucks destined for Australia and New Zealand) provide Foton customers with the ideal blend of low operating costs, outstanding performance and enviable reliability.

The Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Company was established with a total investment of 6.35 billion yuan ($A1 billion). Foton’s 50/50 joint venture partnership with Daimler will produce Foton’s “Auman” range of medium and heavy duty trucks. This substantial operation will provide Foton with a genuine, high-technology product to compete successfully in truck markets throughout the world.

Foton also works closely with a host of additional international partners, including some of the best-known component suppliers in the world such as ZF, Eaton, Allison and Bosch.

Big Banger trucks on show

August 2nd, 2012

Big Banger Truck Show and Trade Expo at the Rosewood Showgrounds

If you are looking for something a bit different to do this coming Father’s Day, then the Big Banger Truck Show might just be the thing.

Newly-formed south east Queensland truck advocacy and support group, Transport People United Inc, are staging the Big Banger Truck Show and Trade Expo at the Rosewood Showgrounds west of Ipswich on Father’s Day, Sunday 2 September.

It is the group’s first big event and they are hoping it will go off with a real bang TPU’s Secretary Kay Paul said. The Big Banger Truck Show is the last event on this year’s three day Rosewood Festival program and will run from 9am to 6pm. As well as the truck show, the big day will feature a farmer’s market, trade stalls, kid’s rides, plenty of food and drink outlets including a licensed bar, and live country music.

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“There will be something for everyone,” Kay Paul said. “Trucks entering the show will also be competing in seven categories with trophies to be awarded for Open and Best Truck on the Day, Best Golden Oldie (1900-1980), Most Feral Truck, Best Art and Mural and the always popular People’s Choice as well as a series of minor fun awards.”

Monies raised from the $50 truck competition entry fee and other entry donations will go to the Rosewood Community and towards the Transport People United’s primary aim of improving Australian truckies’ workplace, the highway.

For more details on the show contact TPU’s Secretary Kay Paul on 0488 234 553, President Shannon Dobson on 0478 782 730 or via email; tpu12@bigpond.com

Review your freight rates before July 1

June 14th, 2012

Review your freight rates

Trucking businesses in Australia should review their costs and freight rates ahead of the introduction of the carbon tax and the 2.4 cents per litre increase in the fuel tax on 1 July 2012, ATA Chief Executive Stuart St Clair said recently.

Although trucking businesses will not pay carbon tax on the fuel they use on public roads until 1 July 2014, they will still face increased costs from 1 July 2012 as their suppliers increase their prices.

“Like every other business, trucking businesses should review their costs and make a judgement about whether they are likely to increase as a result of the carbon tax. With just one month to go before the introduction of the tax, it’s time for every trucking business to talk to their accountant or go over their books,” Stuart said.

“The tax is likely to have a particularly large impact on trucking businesses that operate cold stores, because electricity typically accounts for about 30 per cent of their costs. “In New South Wales, electricity prices are set to rise 16 per cent on average, with nine percentage points of the increase coming from the carbon tax. Businesses will need to take this cost increase into account, as well as the substantial increase expected in the cost of refrigerants.

“Trucking businesses offering intermodal services will also face cost rises, with Pacific National imposing a 1.34 per cent carbon cost surcharge and the Spirit of Tasmania ferry service imposing a 2.04 per cent surcharge.”

Stuart said trucking businesses would also face a 2.4 cents per litre increase in their effective fuel tax from 1 July 2012. Many registration charges will also increase. “The fuel tax and registration charge increases will cost a typical owner-driver about $2,800 per year. For a trucking business with ten prime movers and semitrailers, the cost increase is likely to be about $41,800 per year.

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“Every trucking business in Australia needs to talk to its customers about increasing freight rates or adjusting their fuel surcharges. It’s a hard ask, but the industry’s customers need to understand that our costs are going up and we cannot absorb them,” he said.