Archive for August, 2009


Saturday, August 29th, 2009
ISUZU on display

ISUZU on display

Isuzu Trucks has been the number one truck brand sold in the Australian truck market for the past twenty years and it hopes to celebrate the milestone of twenty-one years in style at the International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show in 2010.

Renewing its prime position at the show, Isuzu trucks will occupy over 1000 square metres of both indoor and outdoor exhibition space. Fifteen models of its popular Truck range will be on display in the Boulevard Pavilion.

With a clear focus on customer service, Isuzu will be dedicated to ensuring that its customers appreciate the benefits to be gained from its ‘Isuzu Care’ customer service offering.

Two prime mover and b-double combinations, as well as a bodied rigid truck will be on display on the main walkway, visible from the moment visitors enter through the show gates, ensuring that the Isuzu brand is well placed to greet all visitors attending the show.

truckies road block threat

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
VOLVO in action

VOLVO in action

Several independent owner drivers threaten road blocks on the Airport Link road and the Ipswich Motorway unless they receive hundreds of thousands of dollars owed to them by collapsed sub contractor TF Group.

The TF Group, based in Sydney, has alleged debts of $11million , with 50% of the debt owed to Queensland operators. TF was hired by Thiess John Holland constructions as the priority contractor for the $4.8 billion Airport Link project. The Thiess/Holland consortium reportedly paid out a small group of contractors in July this year after complaints about unpaid monies to truckie contractors.
Many truckies are left in the lerch and doing it tough with cash flows drying up.
The Ipswich project known as Safelink, is in jeopardy of major construction continuity if the money strapped truckies do not get an answer soon.
The Airport Link is also in jeopardy, and will be a hot topic of discussion by truckies working on the project.

One truckies comment, “our backs are against the wall,” is indicative of the general feeling by the owner drivers who need to meet their fuel costs and installment payments on their trucks.
Truckiesonline, will follow this issue closely, but asks the question…”how and when did it get to the stage that the project contractors could not meet their contractual agreements with the truckies working on these projects”