TR Fleet launches new business in Australia  


Independent provider of fleet management services TR Fleet has revealed plans to expand its global reach with the launch of TR Fleet Australia, the company’s first overseas venture aimed at helping companies throughout Australia and New Zealand to maximise safety, efficiency and cost savings in procuring and managing their employees’ vehicles.

Image credit: TR Fleet website
Image credit: TR Fleet website

Nestled on the eastern seaboard between Melbourne and Cairns and in close proximity to New Zealand, the new business is ideally placed to take full advantage of sustained economic growth, a shift towards imported vehicle brands; and impending and anticipated changes to safety and tax legislation affecting fleet management.

According to the article on FleetNews, the new business will be headed by executive directors Mat Presney, who has extensive experience in the Australian and UK automotive manufacturing, finance and fleet management sectors; and Jeremy Sneddon, with over 20 years’ executive experience in the banking and finance sectors with a special emphasis on fleet management problem solving.

The new venture will be offering TR Fleet’s DriveSecure risk management tool for employers to help them comply with the 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 regarding 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.

“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,” said Julie Summerell, Managing Director of Coventry-based TR Fleet.

“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.”