The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-26T01:16:19Z Teletrac Navman partners to offer consolidated Fuel Tax Credit solution 2017-06-26T01:16:19Z teletrac-navman-partners-to-offer-consolidated-fuel-tax-credit-solution-2 SYDNEY, Australia –  21 June, 2017 – Today, Teletrac Navman announced FTC Manager, an innovative solution for automatically calculating and claiming monthly Fuel Tax Credits (FTC). Created in collaboration with PPM Tax & Legal, FTC Manager enables businesses to streamline claims, saving valuable money and time. “This comprehensive solution is the first of its kind, revolutionising the way fuel tax credits are claimed. We’re excited by this capability and look forward to helping businesses claim all the money they’re entitled to,” said Ian Daniel, Vice President Asia Pacific at Teletrac Navman. FTC claims typically require businesses to provide detailed spreadsheets of fleet data, with final rebates broken-down by accountants. This practice is time-consuming, costly and often inaccurate, based on sample data or estimates and leaving substantial claimable money on the table every month. Using real-time monthly GPS location data, FTC Manager accurately and automatically calculates off-road fuel consumption, off-road idle time and auxiliary fuel usage to help businesses claim high-value fuel tax rebates, delivering measurable return on investment. The system provides unparalleled accuracy by automatically classifying the entire Australian road network as either on- or off-road. “We’ve always manually calculated the sums for each account, with our accountants relying on the safest percentages. Working with PPM has helped a tremendous amount, and all we had to do was supply our information and the process was improved significantly,” said Danny Forbes, General Manager at Roma Transport. “We feel FTC Manager will make this process even more efficient, using real data to streamline the way we claim rebates and helping to put more money back in our pocket,” said Forbes. Customers using Teletrac Navman’s unique solution will have access to three service tiers, with Silver and Gold users supported by PPM’s extensive knowledge and expertise in obtaining maximum fuel tax refunds for its clients. Gold users will also have the added benefit of PPM preparing a retrospective 4-year claim on their behalf using data generated by FTC Manager. Even if you have done a retrospective claim before, this could yield a substantial additional windfall and ongoing benefits. This flexibility and support will enable businesses to maximise their claim potential with full transparency and audibility. FTC Manager is the most comprehensive automated FTC solution available on the Australian market, and is supported by an ATO Class Ruling, reducing audit risk and allowing businesses across a range of industries including transport, construction, mining and gas, government and agriculture to fully maximise heavy vehicles Fuel Tax Credits on an ongoing basis. *** About Teletrac Navman Teletrac Navman is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider leveraging location-based technology and services for managing mobile assets. With specialised solutions that deliver greater visibility into real-time insights and analytics, Teletrac Navman helps companies make better business decisions that enhance productivity and profitability. Its fleet and asset management technology uncovers information that would otherwise go unseen, helping customers reduce risk and confidently move their business forward with certainty. It tracks and manages more than 500,000 vehicles and assets for more than 40,000 companies around the world. The company is headquartered in Glenview, IL, with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. For more information visit www.teletracnavman.com.au Charging Ahead - free webinar 2017-06-19T04:03:27Z charging-ahead-free-webinar Australia’s Chief Scientist calls Tritium ‘a case study in Australian strength’. How did three mates from The University of Queensland take their solar-powered race car dreams and turn them into a small independent company that’s become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fast chargers for electric vehicles? In this free Innovate Queensland GRID webinar, Tritium’s co-founder and commercial director, Dr Paul Sernia, will tell the story of this Queensland company’s journey from start-up to up-start in the global vehicle power game. He’ll describe how Tritium has developed a portfolio of leading-edge technologies now used in solar car, electric vehicle and renewable energy projects around the world; and how a shared passion for great design, innovative power electronic systems and sustainability has continued to grow with the team. About the Presenter Paul Sernia is the Commercial Director and co-Founder of Tritium, a technology company specialising in the design and manufacture of charging stations for electric vehicles. Paul has over a decade of experience working with technology focused businesses bringing new innovations to market. He has a background in business and power electronics engineering and is passionate about the future of electrified transportation. Paul holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland. Register here: www.impactinnovationgroup.com/event/charging-ahead-tritium-webinar Freight Couriers in New South Wales Can Be a Viable Option 2017-06-17T02:59:14Z freight-couriers-in-new-south-wales-can-be-a-viable-option With time, there have been a significant rise in the need of an effective moving of things and the freight industry have risen with leaps and bound. There have been many instances when these ones have proved to be very effective and they will offer some of the best possible end results.One can also use an experienced courier services to move the freight and a good one will also help with the right packaging and give other relevant suggestion about to arrange the whole cargo.Look for cheap courier in New South Wales and just because cheap is mentioned, it does not at all mean that they compromise on quality.Their effectiveness has been very high and the end results have been simply magnificent. The concept of freight couriers in New South Wales is gaining world wide popularity and from home furniture till entire household items can be packed and shipped with these people by your side.To have the best looking things for the office is what we all look forward to and that is why, we will need help of the right services who will take care of the whole deal when it comes to such and many other needs.While looking for them, online is a very good medium to find them and for the home or office needs, the need of right documentation and other delivery of right things is highly needed.Normal courier service in New South Wales is here to cater such and other relevant needs. These people have been able to carve a niche for themselves by offering high end client satisfaction.Pyrmont all day courier service is here and as there network is pretty strong, they been able to help many at times to crises. They also ensure that nothing will be tampered with and the condition of the sent items is intact. All Day Courier Service in New South Wales Is Here For the Taking 2017-06-17T02:56:33Z all-day-courier-service-in-new-south-wales-is-here-for-the-taking We all have witnessed the need and importance of the right freight services when it comes to any sort of business and they can play a very vital role when it comes to such and many other things.In order for any business to sustain in the market, they will help of the transportation services that will ensure that their products or other relevant things are delivered to the client or the customer on time.That is when all day courier service in New South Wales comes to heed. With many years of expertise and experience in offering the best possible end results to the clients, they have been able to carve a niche for themselves by offering the best possible client satisfaction.With such people by your side, the venture is bound to get the right success and the VIP courier service in New South Wales offered by them have gained country wide popularity.The right moving of things for any sorts of service has very high importance and the moving can be for anything related to couriers or other freight transport. Effective and efficient outcome is what all clients' desire and that is why, they try to choose the service that can offer satisfactory end results.In metropolitan areas, the economical same-day courier service in New South Wales can play a very vital role. Some services have their own dedicated vans and bikes to navigate the traffic and reach the destination on time.For instance, if you have forgot an important file at home that contains the presentation that you are about give, then that is when these professionals can be your guardian angel.They will reach you on time and the things will be in best condition. Due to such and they are considered as platinum courier service in New South Wales and their client base is also very high. Know This about Book Courier Services in New South Wales 2017-06-17T02:53:59Z know-this-about-book-courier-services-in-new-south-wales It is advised to have every weapon in the arsenal ready when it comes to any sort of business needs. These services prove to be very useful and they will work at their full potential to offer some of the most inclined solutions. The best part about them is the level of experience that they have in catering such and other related needs. The courier companies in New South Wales are one such weapon that will ensure that the customers never miss and important delivery. These services are very highly dedicated to the cause and they have a great working network that will deliver documents, parcels and even online shopping times as well. Book courier services in New South Wales by going online and find the one in your vicinity. Ask the right questions to them and once the trust is established, you can hire them on regular basis. The rise in need of the right services when it comes to getting things from one place to another is what we all look forward to and that is why, the right sort of services who will help you send across such things is needed. With many years of expertise and other best possible outcomes, you can get the best possible end results and they have a very robust and dedicated network of professionals who will ensure that things reach at places on time. Elite courier service in New South Wales is here for the taking and the best part is the number of returning clients that they have. The number of positives like on time delivery along with complete discretion with many others makes them very desirable ones. The size also does not matter. The small parcel courier service in New South Wales along with other sizes will be delivered and they have a ferry of cars and vans that will make such things possible.   Lencrow Materials Handling Announces 5 Year Total Care Warranty Program 2017-06-14T11:36:25Z lencrow-materials-handling-announces-5-year-total-care-warranty-program Lencrow Materials Handling – new forklift sales & service provider is excited to introduce 5 Year Total Care Warranty Program available across the range. The new Total Care Forklift Warranty plan is applied on all the models of Forklifts sold and delivered in Australia. The 5 Year Total Care Forklift Warranty Program delivers: ->  Plus and Premium Options ->  Product Faults ->  Transparent Warranty Contract ->  Up to 8,000 Hours ->  Manufacturer Faults Lencrow Materials Handling challenges you to search a better forklift warranty that delivers more responsibility than ours. It presents the clients a complete range of services for all makes and models and stocks a range of spare parts in the warehouse instantly available. Nowadays, top quality forklifts and powerful after sale services are what the customers focus on. The total care warranty of Lencrow Materials Handling goes beyond the manufacturers so can deliver a great level of care. Lencrow Materials Handling includes a varied range of new forklifts, used forklifts, rental forklifts, and forklift spare parts, which the customers can trust on! Customers will certainly benefit from this new warranty program. Company spokesperson: We are taking a very strong initiative to customer receptiveness, satisfaction, and services. Taking from the list of new, old and used forklifts, option to hire forklifts to the services rendered, Lencrow Materials Handling is intending to improve and offer exceptional services to the valued customers. We have today grown our roots and successfully established offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, New Castle and Brisbane. Most recently we established in South Australia as well!   “We are pleased to avail the warranty program to our customer. It offers a different level of customer assurance and further confirms Lencrow Materials handling’s commitment to customer service, so lacking in our industry today” For further information on 5 Year Total Care Forklift Warranty Program, please visit - https://www.lencrowforklifts.com.au/new-forklift-warranty/ JIM'S SELF STORAGE® EXPANSION TO OPEN JULY 1 2017-06-09T05:43:16Z -359 - First 150 new units of major 300 unit expansion to open July 1st - Wide range of unit sizes for all customer needs - Units featuring 24hr access, individual alarms, CCTV and more. June 8, 2017 – JIM'S SELF STORAGE® is proud to announce an exciting new expansion of its award-winning self-storage facility in Williamstown, Victoria. Father-and-son founded JIM'S SELF STORAGE® has proudly served the local community for over 20 years, not only through its state of the art short and long-term storage solutions but with keen sponsorships, participation and fundraising in support of local sports and life saving clubs, schools and community groups. With a strong commitment to the local community, Jim and Ivor Morgan have been steadily growing, improving and expanding JIM'S SELF STORAGE® since 1996.  Now offered are state of the art services for personal and residential storage, commercial, document and business storage, boat and wine storage, packaging supplies and more. In 2011, JIM'S SELF STORAGE® added the Self Storage Association of Australasia's Best Facility Upgrade/Expansion award to its suite of honours, and is confident this latest major expansion will be just as successful. Jim and Ivor Morgan commented: "Our solid commitment is not only to providing the very latest in security technology and equipment, but also close engagement with Williamstown and the western suburbs at large.  We are proud of our local sponsorships and involvement with community activities, and are confident this latest expansion further demonstrates our eagerness to grow along with the people we serve." Learn more about JIM'S SELF STORAGE®, its award-winning storage services and solutions and Jim and Ivor's commitment to the local community at jimsstorage.com.au. SLR Appoints Transport Advisor in Victoria 2017-06-05T04:07:01Z slr-appoints-transport-advisor-in-victoria SLR Consulting has this week announced the appointment of Andrew Joycey as Principal Consultant with the firm’s Transport Advisory team based in the Melbourne office.   With over two decades experience, Andrew has specialist expertise in a range of transport planning projects, including involvement in major development, road, rail, water, tunnelling and asset management markets spanning the public and private sectors. He brings significant depth to the business particularly in transport planning and modelling.   Andrew joins SLR having held various senior positions in Queensland and Victoria with firms including Halcrow / CH2M Hill and the Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld).  His diverse experience in the transport discipline has enabled him to provide strategic, practical solutions supported by robust evaluation and analysis.   Technical Discipline Manager Shane Healey commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Andrew to SLR and to expand the geographic coverage and technical capabilities provided by our team in the APAC region.  Andrew’s characteristics and experience align perfectly with our vision to provide clients with high calibre strategic advice with the identification and assessment of innovative transport solutions”. This appointment follows the announcement of the introduction of transport advisory services in the region in February 2017.  The team have a detailed knowledge of design standards, assessment techniques and procedures relating to transportation planning and have a proven track record in providing prompt strategic level advice with a sound commercial understanding. AAA New Website Launch 2017-06-04T23:25:49Z aaa-new-website-launch In 2004, David Amaneddine pioneered a removal business that focused not only to implement the gap in quality removal services in Australia, but a service that would set to target a vast audience with limited budget allocations. Thus, began the journey of AAA City Removalist, a Sydney based company, that started with removal services for few houses and offices now has awards under its belt, and a range of services to offer its customers all over Sydney, Canberra and interstate. AAA City Removalist is more than just a Removalist company; we are more than that. We are a company that is built upon trust, reliability and hard work. We have lent our helping hands in community events & functions, and distributed generous donations to various charity organisations. We believe that money is just the reward for your product and service; it should not be the only goal. To celebrate 13 years of six-star removal service & care, we have launched a new website that will better engage with our customers. We’ve refined our website and styled it for easy accessibility to all our products & packages. What are the key features of this new website? AAA’s website will see a better refined range of products and services that have been especially designed for our customers and partners.  This website conveys our success story on why we are your ‘one-stop-shop’. We’re a company equipped with everything under one roof; offering storage, packing options & Free VIP Cards to our loyal customers.   Amongst our range of products and services, we have several deals to meet your budget allocation and requirements, and at the same time, offering fantastic opportunities to get our 3 great prices on any package you select. Starting with our package deals is the most popular ‘Super King Kong’. This deal is most appropriate for a large house of 4 to 5 bedrooms or a large office move, and includes: *3 chief Removalists with a plethora of experience *$69.95 per half an hour ex GST (incl. of 30% off) If you want less men for a 4/ 5-bedroom shift, opt for our ‘King Kong’ package. This deal is simple: *2 proficient removalists *49.95 per half hour ex GST (incl. of 30% off) Our other packages are fitting for 3 bedrooms to 1-bedroom move, and the prices vary depending on your preferred upgrade.   This website also features our Brochure that you can download. Do you want a Quick Quote? Select your move type in 5 easy steps. One important part of our service specialises on how to release you from all the stresses. Get our Free utility service of gas, electricity, broadband and cable TV connected to your new house with every move along with Free boxes, mattress covers and others. As a valued customer, you’re not only limited to the above service, you are also eligible for Free VIP Cards worth $175! Rewarding you with the utmost care and premium removal in Sydney When you choose AAA City Removalist, you can be assured of a reliable, trusted brand name in the removal industry. We’re servicing more than 10,000 customers per year. With all the care and dedication, we can now confidently say; we’re the premier affordable class removalist company you’re seeking. Let us know how we can help you. Call 1800 77 77 81. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Google+. Your Move is in Safe Hands with AAA City Removalist ·  IFS research reveals major differences in digital maturity across industries: aviation most progressive while oil and gas lags behind 2017-06-02T00:11:29Z ifs-research-reveals-major-differences-in-digital-maturity-across-industries-aviation-most-progressive-while-oil-and-gas-lags-behind IFS, the global enterprise applications company, reveals the findings of its Digital Change Survey that polled 750 decision makers in 16 countries, with 52 respondents in Australia, to assess maturity of digital transformation in sectors such as manufacturing, oil and gas, aviation, construction and contracting, and service. Strong willingness to invest Nearly 90 percent of firms surveyed (96% in Australia) have ‘adequate’ or ‘advantageous’ funding for digital transformation, indicating a strong willingness to invest and an appetite to evolve their business in order to stay competitive and grow. When asked about prioritised investment areas, the top three choices globally were big data & analytics, ERP and internet of things (IoT). In Australia the top three were big data & analytics, ERP and software as a service. “It is apparent that companies today understand the urgency of focusing on digital transformation,” IFS VP of global industry solutions Antony Bourne said. “Technologies such as big data & analytics, enterprise resource planning and internet of things are paramount to transforming a business. Companies need to apply innovative technologies hand in hand with their relevant industry expertise to succeed and gain a competitive edge. It is this combination that makes digital transformation both meaningful and powerful.” “Australian organisations are more likely to take a conservative approach to digital transformation than their international peers,” said Rob Stummer, managing director for IFS in Australia and New Zealand. “Australian funding levels for digital transformation are more likely to be adequate, but less likely to be advantageous. The driver for investment is more likely to be increased competitive pressure than accelerating innovation. And while Australian firms rated their digital transformation maturity more highly, a lack of talent is a bigger issue in Australia, particularly in key technical areas such as AI & robotics and internet of things.” Lack of talented employees Alarmingly, more than a third of companies (34% globally – 40% in Australia) feel either slightly or totally unprepared to deal with digital transformation due to talent deficiency. When asked to name the areas that will experience the greatest deficit in talented staff, 39 percent (38% in Australia) cited “cyber security” and 40 percent (29% in Australia) “business intelligence”. Other areas of concern are “AI & robotics” (30% globally, 33% in Australia), “big data/analytics” (24% globally, 25% in Australia), “cloud” (21% globally, 21% in Australia) and “IoT” (20% globally, 31% in Australia). Antony Bourne added, “Although new technology is key to digital transformation, it is clear that change communications and access to the right talent are principal catalysts to succeed. It is alarming that more than one in three companies are not staffed to manage digital transformation. These organisations need to focus on concrete talent investment plans to make sure that they establish what roles are critical to success in their industries. After that the key is both to find and attract new talent as well as training and re-skilling existing staff.” Major differences across industries When asked about the digital transformation maturity level of their organisations, meaning actual progress, 31 percent of the respondents (38% in Australia) consider their business to be in the two highest levels of maturity on a five-graded scale. The aviation industry is the most progressive with 44 percent of global respondents considering themselves advanced in their ability to leverage digital transformation. Runner up is the construction and contracting industry, 39 percent of whom identified themselves as mature. At the other end of the spectrum is the oil and gas sector, where only 19 percent of the respondents consider themselves able to benefit from digital transformation. “The differences in digital maturity levels across industries are notable. The highly competitive nature of the aviation industry, together with its rapid adoption rate of new technologies such as predictive maintenance and 3D printing for spare part manufacturing, are key drivers of its successful digitalisation,” Antony Bourne said. Drivers and investment focus 43 percent of respondents (40% in Australia) identified “internal process efficiency” as the number one driving force behind digital transformation. “Accelerating innovation” (29%) and “growth opportunity in new markets” (28%) were recognised as the second and third most significant drivers globally. In Australia, “increased competitive pressure” (40%) tied with “internal process efficiency” for first place, and “productivity gains” (35%) was the third most significant driver. Obstacles to digital transformation Despite the practical and technical complexities of digital transformation, the number one barrier to change globally is on the human side: “aversion to change” (42%). The second and third largest barriers are the more concrete “security threats/concerns” (39%) and “absence of the right organisational and governance model” (38%). In Australia, the “absence of the right organisational and governance model” (36%) and “lack of standard processes and training for implementing new technology” (36%) are the biggest barriers, with “aversion to change” (35%) a close third. Which will be the most disruptive technologies? When asked what technologies will be the most disruptive, Big Data tops the list with a score of 7.2 out of 10 (7.4 in Australia). Second is Automation (7.0 globally, 7.2 in Australia) and third is IoT (6.6 globally, 6.1 in Australia). Although Big Data is ranked the highest overall, there is a significant minority globally who feel that automation will have the most dramatic impact. Over 40 percent (42% in Australia) rated the level of disruption by Automation as 8 or more out of 10, while 32 percent gave such high ratings to Big Data (44% in Australia). In the construction, aviation and manufacturing industries globally, 48 percent, 48 percent and 50 percent respectively consider the automation disruption score >8/10, which makes it the highest rated technology for those industries. About the survey This survey was commissioned by IFS to assess maturity of digital transformation across industries on a global scale. It was conducted as in-depth interviews by the research and content agency Raconteur Custom Publishing, who took in the views of 750 decision makers in 16 countries in the oil and gas, aviation, construction and contracting, manufacturing, and service industries. Countries surveyed were USA, Canada, the UK, Sweden, Germany, France, China, Japan, Australia, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, the Middle East, and India. About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,300 employees supports more than one million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/ 5 Ways How GPS Fleet Tracking Software Is A Boon For Aussie Fleet Owners 2017-05-31T09:38:07Z 5-ways-how-gps-fleet-tracking-software-is-a-boon-for-aussie-fleet-owners Australia boasts one of the most expanding fleet markets in the whole world, with the standard fleet size ranging from 75-100 vehicles. There are even mega-fleet companies catering nationwide with as many as 1,000 vehicles on service. Now, Australia is a huge territory stretching across hundreds of miles which makes effective fleet management quite a challenge for such companies. It’s never manually possible to know the whereabouts of all the vehicles in such a vast region. And, this is where GPS fleet tracking software programs like GPSWOX comes to the rescue. The GPS tracker devices are installed in the vehicles and are connected with GPS fleet tracking software which further provides reports on the tracked data.Let’s see how GPS fleet tracking software is a boon for the Australian fleet owners.Real-time report on vehicle locationOne of the most crucial advantages of GPS fleet tracking software is that it reports on the precise location of the tracked vehicle just in real-time. This way, you can always stay updated about the whereabouts of your vehicle whether they are in Melbourne or Adelaide while you are at your company headquarters in Sydney.Prevents employee fraud GPS fleet tracking software enables users to specify POI (Points Of Interest) on the route like restaurants, pubs, hotels, gas stations etc. You will get alerts whenever your vehicle enters or exists the marked POIs. Thus, you will get to know the moment your driver hits into a pub or hotel for his personal pleasure during business hours. Every company has got a bunch of rotten drivers who tend to engage company fleet for personal uses in office hours.  Thanks to GPS fleet tracking it has got easier now to identify such unethical employees.Moreover, there are unethical drivers who steal from the company citing inflated fuel bills. The GPS fleet tracking software helps you to prevent such practices easily and effectively. These software programs are designed to notify about the distance travelled so that you can have a proper idea on actual fuel consumption. When you are aware how much fuel was actually used in travel, you can easily identify a faulty bill.Ability to assure safe driving The GPS fleet tracking software will even report you on the speed limit of your tracked vehicles. You will have instant alerts when the driver crosses the safety limit so that you can question and warn the driver later. Rash driving is dangerous for your fleet business as on one hand it endangers both the driver and the car- and on the other hand it makes you liable to pay for 3rd party damages if the vehicle gets involved in a crash. But you will be able to solve such problems with GPS fleet tracking software. When the driver would know that the vehicle is being monitored in real time, he will get more cautious with his steps, thereby avoiding the said issues.Helps in fuel savingsRapid acceleration, sudden braking and rash driving hike up the fuel consumption, forcing you to pay higher for your driver’s unmindful practices. As mentioned earlier, GPS fleet tracking software will report you on the speed limit of the car so that you can know about the aggressive driving tendencies on time. If the driver denies, you can always show the report as a concrete proof of his unsafe driving practices. When he will know that he is under surveillance, he will automatically cut down on his speed limit which will further reward you with 5-15% fuel savings.Content customersWhen a client books a vehicle with your company or is waiting for a shipment from your agency, he will be eager to know the location of the vehicle. With GPS fleet tracking software you can always send them data about the exact location of the vehicles in real time to help them in tracking their order or cab. Customers would duly appreciate your timely assistance which will invariably translate to a long list of content clientele for your fleet management business.Count on GPS fleet tracking software programs to scale up your fleet business to an all new level. Conroy Removals Offers Storage Services with Peace of Mind 2017-05-29T07:46:14Z conroy-removals-offers-storage-services-with-peace-of-mind Conroy Removals, Australia's leading removal company, is a lifesaver for people who are moving locally, nationally or internationally. The company provides a whole range of services such as packing by trained professionals, easy insurance, motor vehicle shipping, foreign exchange, pet transportation, house cleaning and valet unpacking. This month they are highlighting their safe and secure storage service for people who are looking for a place to store their belongings. Storage services are a boon for people who are looking for a place to store their household goods. There could be a number of reasons why someone would want to store their goods away from home such as being unable to move into their new home for some time, not having space to keep all their belongings where they live or because they are moving abroad and need to store them somewhere safely.   Conroy Removals has secure and convenient storage facilities to accommodate short and long term storage requirements of their customers. Through expert handling they ensure that there is minimal handling of the goods so that they are safe and kept in the best condition. Their competitive pricing makes their services affordable and reasonable.   Depending on the amount of goods involved the company can also arrange to bring a steel storage container to the customer’s home, secure everything into it and return it to their storage site for safe keeping. When the goods are to be returned they deliver the goods at the customer’s address.      Conroy Removals storage services are among the best as they offer security with a monitored alarm system 24/7, patrolled security, pest control procedures and a containerised storage system. They offer storage for cars, boats, trailers and other large items with easy insurance cover. Customers are allowed to come and inspect their storage facilities at any time.   Conroy Removals has branches throughout Australia and New Zealand. They have worldwide global partners to ensure safe and secure moving locally, around Australia and all over the world. With their experience, resources and stability they offer the best friendly and professional moving service, delivering customer’s belongings to their destination safely and securely. For queries and rates Conroy Removals can be contacted by calling 1800 640 774 or sending an email to brisbane@conroyremovals.com.au.    To know more about Conroy Removals and their storage services: https://www.conroyremovals.com.au/how-can-we-help/convenient-storage    Key parking industry and transport planning discussion papers released by Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative 2017-05-23T02:13:53Z key-parking-industry-and-transport-planning-discussion-papers-released-by-australia-and-new-zealand-driverless-vehicle-initiative To coincide with its red-carpet presence at this year’s CeBIT Australia conference, the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) has released two key thought-leadership papers on parking and transport planning opportunities from driverless vehicle technology. Ms Rita Excell, Executive Director from the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) said the transformational change predicted to come with the introduction of driverless vehicles would impact the lives every Australian, and transform city designs in the years ahead. Ms Excell said the introduction of driverless vehicles is approaching rapidly and would ultimately underpin the creation of entirely new city structure and architecture, making it critical to recognise this disruptive technology as a central element in future transport planning “Because most vehicles typically sit idle for 96% of the time it creates a lot of wasted parking spaces in the city, streets and homes. We can expect multi-storey carparks being transformed into community spaces, on-street parking becoming a walk or cycle lane, and home garages being used as green space or extra living area instead,” Ms Excell said. “Instead of annual insurance, registration and running costs, people will be able to book a vehicle to pick them up and take them to a specific location – which means they will still have the convenience of an on-call car, without ongoing costs and parking challenges,” she said. “We are already seeing an increasing number of people preferring mobility-as-a-service, which has seen the likes of Go Get and Car Next Door responding to commuter need for an alternative to owning your own vehicle. While the demand for mass public transit will continue, driverless vehicles offer significant cost advantages over public transport, especially for first and last mile services.” “Vehicles that valet park by themselves is the likely next step, where the driver leaves the vehicle to park itself using a map of a parking structure and external vehicle sensors to find a parking space, and then is summoned by a driver to be picked-up. Already today the technology that allows a driver to get out of the car and let the car drive into a space means that we don’t need as wide a space and with vehicles parking themselves more efficiently, and safely, parking-related crashes will become a thing of the past.” Future city planners won’t have to accommodate for large traffic volumes, as we see driverless vehicles migrate to the outskirts of city precincts and suburban parking stations when not in use,” Ms Excell said. “The major challenge facing urban and regional transport planners is that they normally rely on age-old quantitative data sets to inform future infrastructure investment, but that fails to recognise disruptive technologies like driverless vehicles,” she said. “What is needed is an integrated process that embraces a much larger view of mobility, and considers the changing transport options of users. A growing number of Australians are opting to not have a licence, and as we see a decline in car ownership, transport planners can learn from many other countries that have already embraced the Mobility as a Service concept as a step towards incorporating driverless vehicles into the transport mix.” The ADVI stand at the CeBIT event will allow delegates to view a state-of-the art driverless mobility pod from the UK-based RDM Group, as well as a Volvo fitted with autonomous vehicle technology which is being used in driverless vehicle trials across the country. To obtain a copy of either ADVI thought-leadership discussion paper, please go to http://advi.org.au/australia/strategic-documents/ For media interviews, contact Adam Thomson on 0430 420 120 or adam@leveragepr.com.au About the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) ADVI is the peak body that spans the wide ecosystem of driverless vehicles in Australia and New Zealand. With a membership of 100 leading organisations across a wide range of sectors, ADVI offers a unique opportunity for Government to collaborate with Industry and researchers, to position Australia and New Zealand amongst the world leaders in the development and deployment of driverless technology. ADVI’s education, advocacy and demonstration efforts help to inform and raise awareness, encourage community acceptance, and ensure understanding of the economic, environmental and lifestyle benefits of driverless vehicles. WA Wins in Federal Budget 2017-05-21T23:17:23Z wa-wins-in-federal-budget Western Australia’s Metronet project has received an investment of $1.8 billion from the Federal Budget among a range of infrastructure projects, creating more jobs in the rail and road sectors. With a steep rise in population projected for the State, centred in Perth’s CBD, these crucial infrastructure works will support a growing Perth. The project is expected to alleviate the congestion crisis to meet road and rail commuter demands. The Metronet project futureproofs Perth’s infrastructure, connecting fast growing suburbs through rail services and creates new routes as well as line extensions, easing congestion across the board. One major improvement to rail services will be an east-west connection which will allow travel between Perth’s suburban centres, bypassing travel into the CBD. Currently awaiting approval from Infrastructure Australia, the project business plan envisions line extensions to numerous stations, connecting the Thornlie link to Cockburn, providing an extension of the Joondalup Line to Yanchep and Byford lines, with plans for rail lines to the Perth Airport and Ellenbrook in the city's north-east. Construction of rail lines is due to start in 2019. WA’s Department of Transport, Acting Managing Director Steve Beyer is appearing at the 8th Annual WA Major Projects Conference to explicate the strategic and practical direction of the major transport infrastructure project.  Property Council’s Executive Director, Lino Iacomella also joins the WA Major Projects Conference to deliver a presentation on a renewed approach to Perth’s Infrastructure, following the $2.3 billion road and rail infrastructure package promised the state in the Federal Budget. The package sees 17 new projects on the cards for WA which could generate up to 6000 new jobs. Alongside easing congestion and enhancing connectivity, the projects would also improve regional road safety across Western Australia. The 8th Annual WA Major Projects Conference is taking place on the 20th- 21st of June at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.   About Expotrade  Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events in the areas of infrastructure, major projects, sustainability, technology & architecture. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronised in the calendar.   When a Competitive Freight Quote and Great Customer Service Is Not Enough 2017-05-17T06:54:21Z when-a-competitive-freight-quote-and-great-customer-service-is-not-enough Just Freight Services, a Sydney based freight company, has noted a trend of increasing  delays in the major metro areas. Matthew Roberts, who helps manage freight quotes and the day to day operations of the company spoke of the difficulty in organising even the most regular deliveries on behalf of some of his customers. "In the world of freight and transport, there's no such thing as a guaranteed delivery time. No-one can foresee every possible delay, whether it be from a traffic incident or mechanical trouble." Roberts went on to explain that the reality was that many transport companies simply don't have sufficient vehicles to deal with the demand- especially when it concerns the transportation of bulky goods. "A year or so ago, if we booked a pick-up for 7am, the driver would be at our client's premises at 6.50am, waiting to be loaded up. Today it's not uncommon to need to wait until lunch time for an available vehicle - and that's with several large transport companies at our disposal!" Roberts stressed that this was not necessarily a reflection on poor attitudes towards customer service, but rather a logistical challenge which a number of courier companies have yet to come to grips with. "Transport companies can also be overly optimistic when estimating delivery times - they know that if the delivery time estimate is too long, there's an increased chance that they'll lose the job to another provider."While a smaller parcel courier can service numerous customers in a single run, bulky goods and pallet transport will typically require most of the carrying capacity of a large van or ute. This is likely a major contributing factor to the delays which can be experienced when transporting bulky goods.