Rocklea Canvas

ROCKLEA CANVAS HAVE GOT TRUCKIES CLUB MEMBERS COVERED

Rocklea Canvas Pty Ltd is an Australian owned company, established in 1974 providing specialised service in the manufacture and supply of canvas and synthetic products to the transport industry.

Their business practices place particular emphasis on experience, expertise, capability, reliability and of course, quality.

Drop in and see them at:

Rocklea Canvas Pty Ltd

33 Reginald Street

Rocklea Qld 4106

Phone them on: (07) 3277 2845

Rocklea Canvas manufacture for the public and the trade sector. Services they offer include:

  •  Trailer and Ute Canopies
  •  Cap Tarps
  •  Gate Curtains
  •  Custom Tarps
  •  Stock Tarps
  •  Builders Tarps
  •  Tautliners/curtainsiders (made in Brisbane)
  •  Repairs
  •  Fleet Management

Their repairs and maintenance are carried out by experienced tradesmen and they are also available for piece work and contract welding and sewing.

Customising your tarps/curtains is their specialty and you can be assured they are made from the highest quality materials. So if it’s new, customised, standard, repairs or maintenance you need – Rocklea Canvas will get the job done.

Better yet, Rocklea Canvas are offering all Truckies Club members their choice of these great deals!

  •  25% off Tautliner Curtain fitting or a
  •  FREE Bullduck TT Cover Tarp with every new Cap Tarp 50″ or over
  •  10% discount on all repairs!

You must have your Truckies Club card available at point of sale and these deals cannot be used in conjunction with any other deal or discount. Not a member yet???? – head to www.truckiesclub.com.au and become a member today before you give our mates at Rocklea Canvas a call!

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AJ’s Total Truck Gear

Truckies Club Members can this year again benefit from the fabulous deal our long time partners, AJ’s Total Truck gear have on offer to them.  Established in 1994, AJ’s Total Truck Gear is a leader in servicing the transport industry by offering the TOTAL concept, from metal polishing & repairs to tanks, Bullbars & Bumpers, to designing and manufacturing high quality prestige FUPS rated alloy Bullbars & Bumpers for Prime Movers.

With many years experience in design, manufacture & metal polishing under their belt they still strive to continually improve their excellent finish by sourcing new methods and updating our systems. They are always open for suggestions and new design ideas to keep ahead of the competition, whilst satisfying their customers’ needs. The new, Patent Pending, Wedge Lock Bullbar is a shining example of their initiative and progress in moving forward and looking for ways to satisfy customers needs.

Their services encompass Fuel Tank Repairs, polishing, Bull bar Modification and conversions where possible. With a skilled team of welders who not only excel at manufacturing new Bullbars and Bumpers, they also specialise in Minor and Major repairs, from mossing posts and bent channels, to scratches and scuffs. Plus you can count on AJ’s for your all accessories necessary for your Bullbars and Bumpers.

Boasting exceptional quick turn around times, on and off-site fitting and polishing, customization for any of your needs, and delivery Australia wide and Asia-Pacific, AJ’s is your one-stop shop and really are the ‘Masters of the Outback!’

So if you require competitive but exceptional gear, contact AJ’s today to discuss the products and services that will assist you to achieve the results your require!

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Torquepower

Torque Power supporting TSAA Members

TSAA are very excited to welcome back Torquepower as partners! The experts in all things Cummins!

Founded in August, 1978 – Ken Roberts’ mission was to support the independent owner operators whose market presence was not big enough to always guarantee attention from the equipment manufacturers themselves, something he can proudly say he has accomplished! Today Torquepower is still family owned with a most loyal and satisfied customer base and they boasts one of the largest alternative inventory of genuine Cummins parts In Australia.

Once an Authorised Cummins Dealership for 30 years, they wanted to enable greater flexibility for themselves and their customers and since  cutting those formal ties with the OEM, the result has been a tremendous upsurge in business activity.

Torquepower today employs around 20 valued and long term staff members with hundreds of years experience between them. They pride themselves on making sure their customers never get the big business run around. Torqueower customers also have access to 24/7 support, an online store at their fingertips, and the largest range of parts ready to go.

So if you have a query, need a service, parts or anything to do with your Cummins engine, give the experts a call on 07 3277 8277 or email to online@torquepower.com.au. There wont be much this team can’t help you with!

‘Truckies Club’ Members will enjoy Fleet discounts on all spare parts purchased through Parts and Service! Thats anywhere from 5 -15% discount! To become a member head to www.truckiesclub.com.au.

 

Truckers Toy Store

Pimp Your Ride

Looking for a way to pimp your ride with affordable truck parts, products, and accessories?

Truckers Toy Store is the place to go!

TSAA welcome Truckers Toy Store on board as our newest partners!

SO who are they?? Truckers Toy Store is Australia’s leading manufacturer and distributor of chrome, gold, and stainless steel truck accessories. They have been in business for over 15 years and stock a wide range of interior and exterior parts and items for all make and model trucks including European. They stock

  • Sun visors, bug deflectors, LED lights, exhaust shrouds, headlight panels, air cleaner covers, truck antennaes, truck cleaning products, and a whole lot more!
  • Novelty items like chrome accessories, hood ornaments, stickers, decals and flags, mini truck speakers, and more!
  • Australia’s principal distributor of LED vehicle lights and globes.
  • All Chrome Shop products are manufactured under licence and come with a lifetime guarantee.
  • 100% Australian owned.
  • Products are delivered swiftly worldwide and our lifetime guarantee sets us apart from all competitors.

Wholly Australian-owned and operated company with convenient store locations in Melbourne and Sydney and the option to order online also! Offering all our Truckies Club members a 15% discount (excluding Wicked Products) they even give FREE freight to all orders over $200! TSAA members must quote TSAA15 on producing your membership card in store or ordering online. For more info, give the girls a call on 1300 165 244 or head to their website www.truckerstoystore.com.au

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Torque Money

For that extra Torque in your Finance!

Truckies Club members looking for that one stop shop for all Finance needs can look now more!! Torque Money are the team you need!

With a business foundation of repeat clients and referral customers, Ryan and his team have built a successful business helping many drivers become owner drivers and fleet operators!

With business expectations of offering exceptional integrity; reliability, personalised customer support, and enabling clients to connect with passionate individuals who know finance and can easily narrow down the right option for you faster.

Whether you are looking at a vehicle loan or need financing for business equipment, you can rest assured that Torque Money puts your interest and well being first. Top finance solutions from a large panel of lenders, personal or business, as well as quick approval systems set us apart from our competition.

Through their national network, they have access most lenders, to provide their customers with a range of options for vehicle, truck, trailer & equipment finance.

TORQUE MONEY are the experts on your team that will help you make the best choice for your requirements. Irrespective of whether you are self-employed, work part-time and have an undesirable credit rating, TORQUE MONEY has the industry understanding to make sure you apply for the best loan.

At TORQUE MONEY we have an extensive understanding of the finance industry – so we can serve you better. If you are looking for that dream car or a work horse or equipment to get started with your business and need the best deal on finance, why not give them a call?

BUT WAIT – THERES MORE!! How does a $500 fuel voucher sound?? Truckies Club members who have a new settled business loan over $20 000, will receive a $500 voucher for fuel! So, if your looking to jump into your own business, give Ryan and the Torque Money team a call today! They will help you make your dreams a reality!

Briskair

Briskair – Continuing their support in 2018!

We’re very pleased to welcome Briskair as partners again this year with a fabulous offer of a FREE service on your Veisa system when purchased and installed by the Briskair Team!

The Premier Auto Air Conditioning providers for our industry, the Briskair team, lead by Managing Director Chris Liddlelow, has been keeping our industry cool since 1996! Not only do they design Air Conditioning units, they also manufacturer and install them.

Priding themselves on offering superior products and after sales service to their customers, Briskair has become a well known brand in the trucking/mining world. Backed by 15+ tradespeople with over 120 years experience between them, there isn’t anything they don’t know when it comes to keeping you cool!

So if you’re in the market for a new Air con, cooling system or even an automated lubrication system, give them a holler! They can help you out anywhere in Australia.

 

 

PearlCraft

Putting the Pearl into our Steering!

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They say the world is your oyster and what better way to remind you daily, than to have your own PearlCraft steering wheel, dash, gearknob or the whole lot!!

TSAA are excited to announce PearlCraft joining our Partners list and offering our ‘Truckies Club’ members a 10% discount along with a free Cap or T-shirt with every order!

Continuing a 70 year old tradition that began in Australia just after WW2, PearlCraft take a lot of pride in playing a small but important part in their customers restoration projects or adding that special piece to their pride and joy! Circa 1940’s, the time honoured tradition of yesteryear continues today thanks to Pat and Sam who took the business over 4 years ago. Together they have vowed to continue the well guarded secret process and today they are the only pearlisers left in the world!

The process requires your wheel to be sent to them and they we will transform it into something beautiful, with pearl and marble finishes being their speciality. They are not re-casters! All work is done as it was in a bygone era, totally and progressively by hand. Only hard surfaced wheels, ie bakelite plastic or wood, can be plasticised/encapsulated using their materials. Unfortunately soft or spongy wheels cannot plasticise. The process takes around 4 weeks to complete and come in any colour you choose. Yes they can also colour match as required too! All chrome/nickel work and polishing of alloy parts is outsourced. Pat and Sam also offer a special change over service for the trucking industry along with being able supplying smart wheels for any vehicle also.

The product itself is very durable and, when looked after well, has been known to still be looking the goods 20 years later. The material used is about 1mm thicker than normal paint and approximately 6 clear coats completes the process giving them that amazing gloss look. Pat and Sam stand behind the product they produce so if there are any issues, customers just need to call and they can speak directly to the them.

You can contact the PearlCraft team on 0457 766 096 or  via their website: www.pearlcraft.com.au Don’t forget to sign up for your ‘Truckies Club” card so you can take advantage of that special Members Deal great deal.

Shift Training

Shift Training – Better Training for our Industry

TSAA and Shift Training  – Offering you a better standard of training at a better price!

As proud Queenslanders, this family run business is a RTO (Registered Training Organisation) that you can trust to handle all your Car, Truck and Machine Licencing requirements. With high standards, professional trainers and a ‘one truck – one trainer’ policy, you can be assured that you’ll rock up to your practical driving test confident, and in the same vehicle you have trained in!
Shift Training pride themselves on their professional approach and great customer service. With a  98% first time pass rate, their professional trainers have extensive experience in the Transport, Training and Construction Industries. Shift use trucks and real world training scenarios that are current within the industry so when you get your licence you can be confident in the truck or machine that you’re operating. PLUS they also offer one day training courses and Certificate III level qualification that will help you enter the industry as a professional Truck Driver, increase your chances of gaining a job or improving you currant employment status! Some of the units included are BFM, COR, Secure Cargo, Drive a Heavy Rigid Vehicle and many more.
Never ones to hide behind their prices, they happily extend TSAA members a 10% discount off all services PLUS ENROL NOW PAY LATER with a 6 Months interest free period. So theres never been a better time to get your HV licence, upgrade or gain a Certificate in the industry!
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Xpress Design

Xpress Design – Designing for us, and now you too!

TSAA is excited to be able to help promote our new partners Xpress Design! Talinka and her team have been the brains behind all Trucking Support Agencies designs, from our logo to our ‘new look’ corporate partners Facebook ads. With an amazing ability to know exactly what you need, the first time around, Xpress Designs are creative, fast and will be the driving force behind your marketing plan!

They can also help you out with all sorts of Marketing & communication materials. Branding, logos, stationery, brochures, menus, signage, reports & advertising, custom party decorations and much more. Offering all TSAA members a 20% Discount on Logo and flyer designs, just give them a call and they can help you be the presence you need to be in your market!!

Xpress Design – Expressive graphic design to support your business no matter your budget!

 

 

TTS - Toowoomba Truck Spares

TTS – Toowoomba Truck Spares jump on board!!

TSAA welcome TTS – Toowoomba Truck Spares on board as our newest partners offering a fabulous discount of 10% off all stocked genuine Western Star parts! TTS have over 6000 items in stock with a range of parts covering all makes and models of Trucks and Trailers, including, but not limited to:

  • A wide range of Prime Mover spare parts and accessories are in stock. They have parts for all makes and models of Prime Movers.
  • Dolly spare parts. Whether you’re in need of repairs or improvements, they  have everything you need.
  • Trailer spare parts. With an understand that your rig is your livelihood, the wide range of trailer parts will  get you moving again.

Stocking brands like Hendrickson, Lucidity, Timken along with Genuine Western Star spare parts in stock and many many  more, the Toowoomba branch services the whole of Southern Queensland, Brisbane and beyond.  They are happy to freight any part to anywhere in the country to help you get back on the road quicker! PLUS they have an after-hours spare parts hotline!!

Hotline number: 0438 331 336.  Email them at sales@ttspares.com.au or call  07 4633 1336

 

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Panda Tyre Co

FREE Fitting From Panda!

With Queensland’s largest range of quality tyres available, we are pleased to announce Panda Tyres and Mechanical are offering our members FREE FITTINGS with every new set of 8 drive tyres purchased, saving our members up to $200!

Panda Tyre and Mechanical is a family run business conveniently located on the highway at Ipswich Rd, Rocklea. Striving to accommodate your needs, with undercover driveway access for B-Doubles, they also offer you a  lifetime of experience so you get the right fit for your truck, trailer, forklift or earthmover! Backing that experience up with a customer satisfaction guarantee.
Getting  value for money in the truck tyre industry is hard at the moment. The market is saturated with quick buck operators selling truck tyres with no industry knowledge. This led Panda Tyres to develop the concept of incorporating a truck mechanical service and truck alignment (Tow and Go) into the existing tyre business. Panda also offer

  • Mobile field service units for truck and earth mover
  • 24/7 after hours road assist
  • All truck tyre & mechanical services
  • Large range of Forklift, Agricultural and Industrial tyres

The Panda Tyre Company is about getting the right tyre on the right equipment in order to provide safety and comfort to the driver. They can recommend the best solution from a cost per kilometre perspective. Tailoring tyres in order to maximise the cost efficiencies in relation to irregular wear, vehicle handling and the type of roads the vehicle will travel upon does pay off.

“We have realised from experience, be it the mining industry or the truck industry, that every vehicle has a different signature, application, horsepower and transmission design. All vehicles vary and therefore have an individual tyre requirement”

For your next set of drive tyres call Panda on 07 3277 2996! The Panda team are always happy to help support our industry, our drivers and theirs families!

 

 

Pacific Petroleum

Pacific Petroleum partners with TSAA

We welcome on board Pacific Petroleum and thank them for helping support our industry, our drivers and our families!

Pacific Petroleum are proudly and wholly an Australian owned business. From humble beginnings back in ’69’ Ivan Hollows was an Esso distributor in Wandoan, Queensland.. Within five years Ivan had gained distributorships in Ashgrove, Grafton, Coffs Harbour and Lismore. When Mobil bought Esso’s retail network in 1990, it led to the formation of the new company ‘Pacific Petroleum’ owned 50/50 by Hollows and Mobile Oil Australia. By 2005, after the global merger of Mobil and Exxon, Hollows family purchased Mobil’s share and gained full ownership of the company.. From here Pacific expanded  its offerings and became an authorised importer & distributor of Phillips 66. 2013 marked the addition of Shell lubricants, and the company’s expansion to Mackay and Toowoomba. Expansion continued to Newcastle in 2014 and Melbourne in 2015. This growth can be attributed to their vision and commitment to meeting their customer requirements by the timely supply of quality products and services, provided through safe working conditions and sound commercial practices.

With sites across the country, Pacific Petroleum now offer TSAA Members exclusive discounts on diesel.  For full  details , please call Kylie on 0410 474 768.

 

Need a Smash Repair Specialists??

Need a Smash Repair Specialists??

Trucking Support Agency welcomes ‘The River Group’ as our newest partners in crime in offering our truck drivers great deals!!

Previously known as Coomera River Smash Repairs under the directorship of Russ Hill, they quickly earned a reputation for quality and integrity in the heavy vehicle community. At an early stage, Russ set about promoting his repair shop to the commercial and heavy vehicle segment and consistently delivered a level of service that ensured his name was associated only with the very best fleets and brand marques.

In mid 2008, the business expanded into new premises at Arundel and the company quickly became an icon for the panel and paint industry on the Gold Coast. This was followed by the expansion to Cairns, Townsville and Mackay. Over the next few years The River Group name became recognised and respected by all associated with it – vehicle owners, dealers and insurers alike, as the first choice for reliable quality paint and panel services.

The River Group is now a well established name in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and the Gold Coast, known as a market leader for all brands of commercial and fleet vehicles. Recognised by Queensland Transport and Main Roads, they hold an Authorised Inspection Station licence, based on staff qualifications and TMR’s vigorous testing criteria. More recently The River Group won The Paint & Panel Most Innovative Repairer Award 2014.

All TSAA members will receive a 1/2 Price Full exterior Buff and Polish at all branches with any repair or refinish. That’s a savings of up to $700 for some vehicles!  For Service, Expertise and Experience, call The River Group on 1300 853 177 (state-wide)

Welcome to 'My Mechanic Mate'

Welcome to ‘My Mechanic Mate’

We welcome on board David’s team from ‘My Mechanic Mate’ up in Townsville!! The Mechanic you can trust!! They specialise in engines, oils, brakes, wheels and even air cons, for everything from cars to heavy vehicles.

An “approved inspection station” and certified HVRAS from the Queensland Government, along with ARC (Australian Refrigeration Coucil) approved.  A member of The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) and Club Evolution, which means they can offer you 6 Months roadside assist FREE, “My Mechanic Mate’ has all your bases covered.

Understanding that safety in our vehicles means safety for our families, along with an awareness of our environment and for your hip pocket, david and his team can take care of all your needs. Give them a call today on 1300 00 MATE!! We thank David, Jade and the team for supporting our industry, our drivers and our families!

Robyn's Got your Bookkeeping covered!!

Robyn’s Got your Bookkeeping covered!!

Shoebox Bookkeeping, established in 2007, was designed specifically with Sole Traders, Tradies and Small Businesses in mind.   With a proven system for getting you, or keeping your books up to date, packages start from as little as $80 plus GST per month

Robyn of Shoebox Bookkeeping Brisbane North East is committed to helping take the hassle out of it for you!  Providing you with your own “Shoebox” and their simplified filing system, all you’ll need to do is remember to fill your shoebox! Once a month or quarter, Robyn will collect your shoebox and deliver everything back to you ready for the next quarter. How simple and UN-stress-full can that be??

Whether you are behind (months or even years)  Robyn will get you up to date AND keep you here!  Plus with experience in MYOB, QuickBooks and Xero she can also help with BAS, payroll, fuel credits and superannuation making sure you are ATO compliant.

Robyn is offering our members a 10% discount on any monthly package that suits you! Shoebox Bookkeeping has Franchises in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Ballarat, Toowoomba, Sydney, Gold Coast and Western Australia! Though there’s only one place for great discounts for our Truckies!

 

Kentweld Bullbars

Kentweld join the partnership!!

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We are pleased to announce, Kentweld has joined our ranks in offering a super deal to all our members. FREE LED Bar Light or DIY Polishing Kit with every prime mover bulbar ordered ! Kent-Weld are an Australian owned and operated company, established in 1975 as a general welding workshop. After many requests from truck drivers to build them a strong reliable bullbar that can handle the Australian road conditions and  animals, they became a well known in bullbar manufacturering.  Dedicated to providing premium quality, alloy bullbars designed by master welders so that neither quality and appearance are compromised. Kent-Weld Bullbars are nationally recognised as some of the finest trucking equipment on the market today. Whether you are after a standard or a customised design, they can fit your truck with exactly what you need to see the distance and meet your needs.

Kent-Weld have a variety of pre-built bull-bars for all makes and model of trucks on the market today. They will not be beaten on quality and they manufacturer the bars and sell from our Victorian premises. Designs can be viewed on their website in addition to a full range of accessories and services. If you have an older vehicle, our team can reproduce your old Bull-bar or create a new design to suit your needs. Give them a call and a team member will work with you throughout the process, from planning a design to fitting of the Bull-bar.

one of their objectives is to supply their  customers with superb quality products with a 2-3 week lead time. If you want a great looking truck ………….. See Kent-Weld today!!

The Fixer Windscreens

The Fixer Windscreens = Savings For you!!

Specialising in big rigs, we welcome the team at The Fixer Windscreens! Offering our members a whooping 15% saving their primary purposeis to get you moving quickly, safely and stress-free, The  Fixer team stays focused on what most important, YOU!  Their vision of providing the highest quality, and most reliable auto glazing services to the retail and transport industries, backed by their core beliefs and values, sets this company apart from the many others.   Whether you have one truck or a fleet, downtime cost you MONEY!! The Fixer Team promise to get you back out on the track faster. Their mobile service means they come to you to repair or replace your windscreen whether it be your car, 4WD, van or truck. Covering all of Brisbane, Ipswich and surrounding suburbs. SOS The Fixer ASAP!!Be sure to tell them thanks for supporting our Industry, Our Drivers and our Families!

 

Low Loader Licence Requirements

Low Loader Licence Requirements

LOW LOADER LICENCE REQUIREMENTS

The requirement that drivers who operate a low loader trailer, connected to a low loader dolly and attached to a prime mover must hold a Multi Combination (MC) class licence, applies to NSW licenced drivers only.

For QLD drivers, NSW compliance officers will apply “mutual recognition” for QLD HC licences when operating a low loader dolly combination in NSW.

NSW compliance officers will also recognise the appropriate state or territory licence requirements for a driver who operates a low loader trailer, connected to a low loader dolly and attached to a prime mover.

Roads and Maritime Services are advocating that all drivers must be appropriately licenced in their home state. For NSW drivers holding a NSW licence, they must hold an MC licence for this class of vehicle