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Truckies screen mount VisionDrive roadcam

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

On the road with VisionDrive across Australia

Australian Truckies, have you ever been involved in a road accident and had no means to support your views or been the subject of another irate driver and wondered how you could keep a record of what truly happened?



Consider a VISIONDRIVE In-Vehicle Drive Recorder. Recently launched on to the Australian motor vehicle market, VISIONDRIVE is a reliable, affordable and easy to use road cam recorder for all truck types.

The compact unit, without wires running everywhere over the dashboard, hopefully will become mandatory in all Australian trucks.

The VISIONDRIVE In-Vehicle Drive Recorder, Video, Audio, G-forces and GPS information, is all stored on a memory card for later analysis or playback in the vehicle on the integrated display and provides proof that just might be of assistance to assist you with insurance claims with your truck insurance in Australia.

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The included applications provide PC based video display with Google Maps and you can view where the vehicle has been for up to six months via the stored GPS data.

PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR TRUCK

VisionDrive is ideal for the trucking industry (all sizes from LR’s to HR’s), “grey nomads” on their around Australia trip, the family car, taxis, and couriers. Unlike other types of road cam recorder units, the VisionDrive is easy to download and not cumbersome.

With a variety of models and features (including a twin camera unit), including simple legal windscreen mounts and very easy to use software, you can finally protect yourself, your family and your property.

See www.visiondrive.net.au or contact us at sales@visiondrive.net.au

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Lung buster legislation

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Dull durrie legislation (Pic: ABC News)

Australia looks set to bring in plain packaging for tobacco products from next year after the legislation passed the House of Representatives last night.
The legislation requires cigarettes to be sold in dark green packets with graphic health warnings and without trademarks from July 1 next year.


Both bills to implement the plan have now gone through the Lower House, despite the Coalition’s concerns about the potential for intellectual property infringements. The legislation will now go to the Senate for approval.

Ms Roxon told Parliament the Opposition was “shamed into backing the bill, but really opposed it with every fibre of their body”.

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Editors Comment: I do not understand how this will make truckies in Australia who smoke, give up the habit. If a truckie smokes and enjoys it and can afford to buy cigarettes, is obviously capable of making the decision to quit and not be forced into it via stupid cigarette packaging. Democracy gone mad? It makes me ponder what the government will do next. Who makes the most money from the sale of a packet of cigarettes? It’s not the manufacturer, the wholesaler or the retailer.
I’ll have a pack of 25’s… you know…the dark green ones… the ones without the trademarks…. their the better cigarettes!

ATA Chief Executive gets a feel for the road

Monday, July 18th, 2011

ATA Chief Executive Stuart St Clair taking a break at a parking bay in Catherine

ATA Chief Executive Stuart St Clair returned to Canberra last week with a fresh appreciation of the road conditions facing truck drivers along the Warrego, Landsbrough, Barkly and Stuart highways, through Queensland and the Territory.

Stuart drove an ABB quad (semi-trailer with a dolly and a B triple) carrying a commercial load from Mitchell to Darwin with Bill Manton, the national training manager at Simon National Carriers.

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Stuart said he wanted to be able to give politicians and public servants a firsthand report about the state of the route, and said the Queensland Government should be commended for the road works underway.

Early morning at a rest area during Stuart's journey in Western Queensland

“The road from Toowoomba to Roma was appalling, but work is being done which is to be applauded,” he said.

“In Western Queensland, as a result of the flooding, the surfaces were uneven and broken. There were extensive road works going on which caused big delays, but you don’t mind because you can see the roads being repaired.”

“The Queensland Government has a big job upgrading such a major transport route.”


Stuart said the on road performance of the ABB quad was exceptional and confirmed the ATA’s argument that modern multi roll coupled combination vehicles provided safer outcomes on our shared roads.

“The on-road performance of our 53 metre vehicle was amazing, with outstanding tracking and stability,” said Stuart.

Stuart met with drivers and operators on the way, before sitting down with the Northern Territory Road Transport Association and trucking operators in Darwin to discuss the NHVR, fatigue and the proposed carbon tax.

Stuart returned to Brisbane via the same route but at the wheel of a standard Triple Road Train and was then able to have firsthand experience of the different handling and tracking of a conventional Type 2 Road Train.

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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