Field Service Business

LILEE Systems expanding into Australia with new IoT products

21 September, 2016

LILEE Systems has announced its new platform for mobile and fixed distributed enterprises, including commercial fleets.

Two-way street

20 September, 2016 by Martin Chappell, General Manager – Radio Channels, Motorola Solutions Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands

The ubiquitous smartphone has become a popular tool for drivers, but the digital two-way radio is still the most essential communications device for drivers.

Decreasing driver risk

20 September, 2016

Learning how data can be used to zero in on safety concerns about driver behaviour and to develop models for running a safer workplace vehicle fleet will be significantly easier from now on, thanks to an online course being launched at

2016 Fleet Award winners

19 September, 2016

The winners of the 2016 Fleet Safety Awards have been announced.

Mercedes-Benz Vito van fuel line issues

19 September, 2016

The Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development is the appointed regulator for a recall of the Mercedes-Benz Vito van, sold nationally by authorised Mercedes-Benz dealers between 1 July 2014 and 31 March 2016.

Managing tech transformation

15 September, 2016 by Courtney Smith

For companies that manage field-based teams, there has been massive growth in the adoption of smartphones and mobile applications throughout 2015–16. While it's great to see the industry embracing technology, too many implementations fall short because simple guidelines are not followed.

Subsurface location

14 September, 2016

Subsurface utility and object location is a complex process that requires safe and reliable equipment to provide accurate and useful information.

Could fuel quality improvements be killing us?

13 September, 2016

In news that no-one saw coming, a report commissioned by the federal government has found that a crackdown on poor fuel quality has driven up ozone levels, leading to an estimated 300 deaths a year in Sydney and Melbourne.

Holden Colorado scores five stars for safety

12 September, 2016

The latest round of ANCAP testing has seen five stars for safety awarded to the Holden Colorado utility vehicle. It scored an overall total of 34.89 out of 37. This score reduces by one point for Single Cab and Space Cab variants, although they do retain the 5-star rating.

Master Builders backs ABCC re-establishment

09 September, 2016

Master Builders Australia says that the parliament should recognise the Turnbull government's mandate to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).

Eliminating inefficiencies

08 September, 2016

Bis Industries is a leading provider of underground equipment services, supplying critical mining equipment to the resources industry. As part of the company's equipment hire service, each piece of equipment must go through a pre- and post-hire inspection.

Drone accidents — hardware, not operators, to blame

06 September, 2016

A study looking into the cause of 150 civil drone accidents has found that faulty equipment, rather than operator error, is generally to blame, according to a recent ABC News article.

Car jacks fail on standards requirement

05 September, 2016

Racer Australia advises that its vehicle screw jack product sold between November 2015 and March 2016 does not comply with labelling or instruction requirements in the mandatory standard for vehicle jacks, which is based on AS/NZS 2693:2007, because the prescribed safety information and warnings were not included on the packaging or the product itself.

AAA commits where government won't

02 September, 2016

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) is taking matters into its own hands with respect to emissions test cheating. The association said that the Volkswagen Group (VW) needs to explain why Australian customers are less important than those in the USA and is calling on the Australian Government to commit to real-world emissions testing of new vehicles.

Considering the customer

01 September, 2016

Field Service Business editor Dannielle Furness spoke with Darren Andrews, Director at GB Electrical.

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