Safety Truck Promotes Road Safety Education

Safety Truck is an initiative run by the Australian Trucking Association that provides the community with road safety education and promotes a positive industry image.

This mobile education centre helps bridge the trucking community with the greater Australian community at safety education programs, trucking industry led events and community events. Continue reading Safety Truck Promotes Road Safety Education

“Gentlemen in Disguise” – Inside a Truck Driver’s Office

We all know truck drivers tend to get typecast.

However, in 2014 Gold Coast photographer Cory Wright wanted to look past that and give people an insight into the lives of those who eat, sleep, work and drive in their trucks, often alone.

He found the people he spoke with were quite approachable and presented an interesting job that becomes a lifestyle with many challenges. Continue reading “Gentlemen in Disguise” – Inside a Truck Driver’s Office

0% Truck Finance – What’s The Catch?

Many companies offer low interest or 0% finance interest rates on new trucks, which at face value looks like a great deal. But is it?

The main manufacturers all offer these deals but be warned, you may well end up paying more for your new truck than if you had shopped around and (maybe even) financed your new wheels through Aussie Truck Loans.

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Apps For Truckers

There’s a saying – well, two in fact – in the world of mobile phone apps:

* There’s an app for that
* If you don’t think there’s an app for that, there’s an app for that too

And the world of trucking is not immune. A little bit of web research has been able to dig up some amazing stuff – complete video/computer games based on, you guessed it, trucking around various parts of the world.

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Why You Should Avoid A ‘Busy Recent Credit History’

When you’re applying for a loan, or any finance whether it’s for a small van or large truck, it’s important to know how the finance industry operates.

It’s clearly very important to the finance company that you are able to service, i.e. repay the loan, so they make extensive investigations into your credit history before they approve any loan. Continue reading Why You Should Avoid A ‘Busy Recent Credit History’

Volvo & Their Truck Ads

You can never accuse the Swedish company of a lack of imagination when it comes to TV ads for their trucks. Swedish automotive and truck manufacturers (we say ‘Swedish’ because we’d like to include the other one, Saab) have always relied on some flair and just a little bit of sex appeal to sell their vehicles.

In fact director Tony Scott (brother of Ridley) cut his teeth filming TV commercials before getting the Top Gun director gig, and looking at this ad he made for Saab you can see how it might have helped him get the job…

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Looking To Buy A Used Mining Truck?

They’ll be coming back down the road from the mines at best ever prices!

New business opportunities have emerged with the massive influx of trucks and other heavy machinery to support the construction of the infrastructure for the mining and oil and gas sectors.

With the completion of much of that infrastructure, including the rail tracks, many of those trucks are now coming back on to the market.

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Effect Of The Mining Boom On Trucks & Their Drivers

Every man, woman and their wistful looking dogs have had their eyes firmly on the wage packets of truck owners and drivers with contracts in the mines over the past six years.

It has taken a massive effort to get those trucks to the outback from around the globe, and despite the slowdown of the boom, those desires of potential workers are not decreasing, says Mining and Construction Consultant Anna Day.

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The Brisbane Truck Show, Running On Oranges & Lindsay Fox

What generated more than $400 million in sales, injected $57 million into the Queensland economy and was the biggest event in the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre’s twenty seven year history? (it’s not oranges in case you’re wondering)

It may come as a surprise to know the answer is (or was since it’s over now) -drumroll- the 2013 Brisbane Truck Show.

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