Toyota HiLux ute

24 November, 2015

Toyota has released the new-generation HiLux range. Almost every aspect of the eighth-generation HiLux has been strengthened, including a thicker frame, stiffer body, new high-torque turbo-diesel engines, advanced six-speed transmissions, beefed-up suspension and brakes, and expanded off-road ability.

Your duty of care and the high price of failure

19 November, 2015

Driving is a hazardous business. You must do everything within reason to protect your people from risks associated with their work. There are heavy penalties for failing to do so.

Is it your duty to care?

16 November, 2015

As duty of care becomes a more prominent issue within Australia, it leaves fleet managers wondering how this fits into their daily operations and whether they are potentially exposed to OHS legislation.

Streets ahead

13 November, 2015

Queensland-based Stonestreets Coaches has been providing specialised vehicles for tours, charters, schools and industry for more than 22 years. Run by Phil Stonestreet and his sister Beverley Mules, the company employs some 300 staff. Since 1993, the company has grown its fleet of three buses to over 240. Rapid growth of the fleet warranted the implementation of a fleet management solution that would enable them to better service existing clients and provide for further business opportunities.

The 5 best ways to cut fuel costs

12 November, 2015

Given that fuel is the largest fleet operating cost, managing fuel consumption is essential for a company to remain competitive. Companies with the most efficient utilisation rely on location intelligence technologies to provide visibility into the areas that most influence fuel costs.

Government targets fleet buyers

12 November, 2015

The Australian Government is providing incentives for Australians to purchase low-emissions vehicles as part of a new $50 million program funded through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

Pervidi paperless heavy vehicle pre-start checks

06 November, 2015

Techs4Biz has released a new electronic pre-start checks app from Pervidifor for use with heavy vehicles, plant and equipment. The app enables operators and inspectors to ensure heavy machinery meets safety requirements.

AusFleet fleet management software

04 November, 2015

AusFleet online software for managing fleet, plant and equipment, from purchase to disposal, helps monitor and improve safety, efficiency and operational performance.

Rio Tinto deploys driverless trucks

28 October, 2015

Rio Tinto has deployed 69 driverless trucks across three iron ore mine sites in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The trucks are controlled from an operations centre in Perth, over 1200 kilometres away.

Hino 300 Series product safety recall

26 October, 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a product safety notice on the Hino 300 Series vehicles.

Local hero

20 October, 2015

The Australian designed and built ACCO range of trucks has been an integral part of the Australian transport industry since its introduction in the 1960s. Engineered to meet local climatic conditions and stand up to some of the harshest driving conditions in the world, the ACCO is produced at the same manufacturing facility in Dandenong, Victoria, where it was born.

SaaS field service management

15 October, 2015 by Joseph Boyle

When you've got a fleet of vehicles on the road, how do you keep track of your drivers? How do you know that fuel consumption is being kept as low as possible? What about the administrative end? How do you keep a close eye on expenses and employee time sheets and invoices that accumulate? And, finally, how do you keep track all of these things in real time?

Safeguard your fleet from the probable penalties

12 October, 2015

Breaking the law when driving a loaded work ute or trailer is not difficult. The difficulty is determining the rules and regulations around load restraint for vehicles under 4.5 t GVM. They are confusing at best.

Product safety notice: Dennis Eagle Trucks

30 September, 2015

The ACCC has issued a safety notice on Dennis Eagle Trucks from Penske Commercial Vehicles.

Integration powers better business

30 September, 2015 by Steven Lewis, Fleet Sales Engineer

It's a fascinating time for fleet. In years gone by, we saw a business's fleet being run on pieces of paper, handed across before and after a job. Then we progressed to hands-free communication built in to vehicles, allowing drivers to be in constant communication with the base. However, with software we now see the opportunity to do things differently — to integrate and progress.

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