TR Fleet goes Down Under
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 17:00
Julie Summerell, Managing Director of TR Fleet
TR Fleet, one of the leading independent fleet management specialists, is expanding overseas with the launch of TR Fleet Australia.
The first overseas venture for the company, which opened earlier this month in Melbourne, will be helping companies throughout Australia and New Zealand to maximise safety, efficiency and cost savings regarding employees vehicles.
With 85% of Australia’s population living on the eastern seaboard between Melbourne and Cairns, and its proximity to New Zealand, the new business is ideally located to take advantage of a shift towards imported vehicle brands and impending changes to safety and tax legislation which will effect fleet management.
Julie Summerell, Managing Director of Coventry based TR Fleet, said: “This is a very exciting time for TR Fleet with the launch of this new venture in Australia and New Zealand, just as new health and safety regulations impose a greater administrative burden on employers. Together with safety compliance and greater efficiency, we deliver an average of 20% savings though choice of vehicles, fuel savings, funding costs and tax breaks, which funds the risk management.”
The new business will be offering TR Fleet’s unique ‘DriveSecure’ risk management tool to employers to enable them to comply with new Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) regulations that will come into effect in all Australian states by 2015.
The driver-centric tool, which TR Fleet will pay for out of the savings it makes in its vehicle procurement and cost reviews, collates data from the supply chain in order to alert employers to insurance and safety issues that they or their drivers need to address – from driver, licensing and policies checks to regular tyre pressure checks and eyesight tests.