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Truck Insurance

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Ray Playle (Truck Insurance Australia) with rugby league legend Shane Webcke at the 2011 Brisbane Truck Show

While visiting the recent 2011 Brisbane Truck Show and speaking with truck dealers and truck owner drivers, one common point of discussion that was regularly raised was truck insurance.


Truck Insurance can be a minefield at times, but with the right truck insurance agent or broker, truck insurance can be made easier for you.

Lead in time to start your truck and transport insurance is paramount. Giving your truck insurance agent or truck insurance broker enough time to search the truck insurance marketplace ensures that you are getting the right truck insurance.

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The cheapest truck insurance premium does not always mean the best policy for your business. Look for all those protective add-ons that will give you confidence with the truck insurer you are dealing with.

Loss of work time and understanding that trucks are workplaces and people need to keep earning money is critical to understand from a truck insurer. So look for a company that strives to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

High repair standards, counselling and support to drivers who have been involved in a road accident are just a few expectations you should automatically expect from your truck insurer.

Remember….. a truck insurance policy is a piece of paper… it’s a promise, so make sure the truck insurance company you are dealing with, delivers on their promise to you.

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Truckies impressed with Brisbane Truck Show 2011

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Brisbane Truck Show 2011 at the Brisbane Convention Centre

The Brisbane Truck Show 2011 has been an outstanding success with Thousands of visitors rushing the opening doors at the Brisbane Convention Centre on Thursday and Friday to gain entrance.


Brisbane Truck Show organisers must be pleased with the large crowds, as there is everything on show including prime movers, semi- trailers and a plethora of aftermarket products that has truck enthusiasts drooling from the mouth, confirming the fact that the Brisbane Truck Show is the largest and best Truck Show in the Southern Hemisphere.

The face of the Brisbane Truck Show, the great Broncos, Queensland State Of Origin and Australian international rugby league player, Shane Webcke, was on hand fulfilling his role as the Brisbane Truck Show Ambassador and the role obviously pleased him as you could not miss his huge frame and welcoming smile.

If you are a “truckie”, a truck enthusiast or just want to catch up with the up to date changes within the trucking industry, the Brisbane Truck Show 2011 is a must for you. The Truck Show finishes Sunday 8th. May

(I still can’t figure out how they get those huge prime movers and trailers into position for display purposes and there is 3 levels of exhibitors, so give yourself plenty of time.)

Volvo FH 16 700 from Brisbane Truck Show to WA

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Volvo FH 16 700

On Monday 9th of May, Andre Keune will drive his new Volvo FH16 700 horsepower truck off the Volvo stand at the Brisbane Truck Show and take it 4,500 kilometres across Australia to his base in Perth.


Andre Keune has been using Volvos, as part of his fleet, since he bought a Volvo F 12 back in the mid-1970s. His company Keune Transport is based in Perth but delivers all over Western Australia to places such as Port Hedland, Broome, and the communities in the Pilbara whose place-names are bywords of the Australian mining industry: Newman, Tom Price, Pannawonica, Brockman, Yandi, West Angelas, Area C and Hope Downs.

‘The journey to the mines is about 1,600 kilometres each way,’ says Andre, ‘and my drivers do that in 15-hour shifts in just under three days. They load ammonium nitrate from a fertilizer factory at Kwinana, south of Perth, which takes about four hours all up and then they’re off.’ The trucks go to the mines twice a week, every week.

The iron ore and gold miners of Western Australia use a lot of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, but it’s not for growing vegetables! They’re mixing it with diesel to make blasting explosives. Andre Keune’s Volvos deliver this most vital of mining tools, to some of the most remote and inaccessible parts of the country, in conditions that would challenge any truck. Meanwhile, Andre’s other trucks are hauling triple freezer trailers up to Broome, a 4,600 kilometre round trip.

Each of those trucks does six trips per month to Broome and are crewed by two-up driver teams. ‘They’re all long-distance trips and we’re hauling pretty big loads,’ says Andre. ‘The road trains carrying the nitrate are B-double tipper units with a 6-axle dogtrailer and a triple-tipper unit rated at 145 tonnes GCM, with a payload of over a 100 tonnes.

‘When we get the new (FH16) 700 out there we’re going to put a quad behind it rated at 168 tonnes GCM. With journeys this long, every tonne counts.’ So does fuel consumption. Having done the same journeys himself many hundreds of times and with the same drivers for many years, Andre has a very clear picture of the effect on fuel consumption of different engines and driver behaviours.
‘Two things I really like about the Volvos is their Volvo fuel consumption and Volvo supreme comfort,’ says Andre. ‘I ask my drivers to only have a 90 km/h cruising speed because I know that once you get above about 92 km/h, the fuel consumption goes up by about 7%. Couple that with Volvo’s economical engines and we’re talking about a lot of money saved.’

‘I’m thinking of taking the (FH16) 700 back to the hotel in Brisbane after the show and asking the valet to park it for me, ‘laughs Andre, ‘if this is going to be our swansong, we might as well go out in style.’

Brisbane Truck Show 2011 Footy Deal

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Special 2 for 1 Footy Game Offer

The 2011 Brisbane Truck Show is running a “Special” footy ticket deal at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show. It’s your chance to get “2 footy tickets” for the price of one at the Broncos -v- Melbourne Storm game, check out the advert for details and don’t forget to take along your 12 page A5 Official Show Guide to claim your ticket.


The “footy” game offer is open to Brisbane Truck Show Visitors and Exhibitors.

Volvo FH16 700 top billing at the Brisbane Truck Show

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Pic: Volvo FH16 700 at the Brisbane Truck Show

General Manager of Volvo Trucks says the Volvo Truck stand will be a showcase of Volvo innovation in technology and safety.


Visitors to the Volvo Trucks stand at the Brisbane Truck Show 2011, will have the opportunity to see the jewel in the crown of the Volvo range, the FH16 700 powered by a massive 700hp engine, that develops 3150 Nm of torque. Gary says it also rules the roost when it comes to fuel economy, reliability and productivity. The FH16 700 is packed with advanced safety features and Gary says that safety has become a priority for smart transport operators.

“This is why Volvo puts such a big emphasis on safety, because it’s fundamental to every moment behind the wheel. We know that our trucks might have to thread a city’s streets one day and do a 1000-kilometre line haul the next. There are different safety considerations for every operating environment, and Volvo trucks are designed to handle all of them.”

Also on display at the show will be a unique roll-over simulator that gives visitors the opportunity to experience the effect of a roll-over first hand. The simulator cabin is a static device that hydraulically rolls 45º to the left and right. It has all the accessories of a real truck and visitors can feel the effects of tilting the cab through 90 degrees. Gary says this simulator demonstrates how critical the seatbelt is for saving lives.

“In some 50% of accidents in which the truck driver sustains injury, a roll-over sequence is involved. And, in at least 60% of accidents the use of a seatbelt would have reduced the injury sustained by the truck driver,” he says. “The seatbelt is the single most effective system for reducing the risk of injuries and fatalities – so I encourage all adults to experience the value of a seatbelt first hand at the Volvo Trucks stand.”

See Volvo Trucks at stand 52 in hall three.

Brisbane Truck Show 2011 is Sold Out!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The popular Brisbane Truck Show is a sell out

CVIAQ Chief Executive Brett Wright has confirmed that every site available over all three levels of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) have been booked and every truck brand available in Australia will be at the show to be held on May 5 to 8.


In what is already shaping up as a record breaking show the CVIAQ has confirmed that the 2011 Brisbane Truck Show is sold out and also becomes the largest event ever held at the world class BCEC in its 16 year history. With over 250 exhibitors situated over all three levels the show will provide a feast of trucks, trailers, transport equipment and technology for even the most discerning buyer.

Wright added “The CVIAQ is proud to host the show from our new home at the BCEC at SouthBank. Together with our Show Ambassador Shane Webcke, we look forward to welcoming all of our regular show visitors and the many new guests from all over Australia. With all of the famous Brisbane Truck Show hospitality and atmosphere to also look forward to, it’s the place to be from May 5 to 8!”